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Recently the city of Halifax announced their plan to begin construction on a development called “The Argyle and Grafton shared Streetscape Project,” which will transform the city starting on Argyle Street between Blowers and Prince, and continuing along Grafton Street between Prince and Carmichael.

The project will attempt to invigorate Halifax’s downtown core, and create a more aesthetic space surrounding the new Halifax Convention Centre.  Colorful walkways, suspended street lanterns, wider sidewalks and better parking meters are just a few of the features illustrated in the City of Halifax’s animated Youtube video advertising for the project. 

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Although you may have been living here in Halifax for many years, you can't truly be considered a Haligonian until you've had some real, authentic Halifax experiences. It may not sound like a big deal, but before you can be considered a local, there are some things you just have to experience.

If you're serious about being a true, full-blown Haligonian, you should definitely check out the list below and see if you've experienced any or all of the following things.

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Skip the chaos of baking and get right to the good stuff by picking up a snack sized edible cookie dough cup from Susie’s Shortbreads at 218 Chain Lake Drive.  Made with no eggs and heat treated flour this safe snack is best enjoyed raw, with a spoon, just the way you were always told not to as a kid.  Now the thrill of maybe getting salmonella is gone, and you can enjoy this delicious dessert guilt free.

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Skip the chaos of baking and get right to the good stuff by picking up a snack sized edible cookie dough cup from Susie’s Shortbreads at 218 Chain Lake Drive.  Made with no eggs and heat treated flour this safe snack is best enjoyed raw, with a spoon, just the way you were always told not to as a kid.  Now the thrill of maybe getting salmonella is gone, and you can enjoy this delicious dessert guilt free.

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Because where else in the world are you going to find egg roll donairs and week long snow storms?  We've collected a hilarious series of tweets that use the hashtag #onlyinhalifax to describe the struggles of HRM life.  From uber-Canadian traffic signs to selfies-gone-wrong, the people of Halifax have done an awesome job in providing an accurate picture of what makes this city great through the medium of Twitter, and we couldn't be more thankful.

Have a laugh while you scroll through these 19 relatable tweets, and keep an eye out in future for moments that could occur #onlyinhalifax.

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