Job Opportunity – Archival Researcher & Exhibit Curator

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Archival Researcher and Exhibit Curator

In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, the North End Business
Association (NEBA) is planning an archival photo exhibition to be displayed throughout the
North End Business Association District. NEBA is looking to hire a researcher and exhibit

The successful candidate will be required to:
• Conduct research at the Nova Scotia Archives and other sources to identify photos that
can be used in the exhibit.
• Collect available information on the photos to provide context and a story behind the
photo where applicable.
• Based on location (distribution throughout district), significance, public interest, and
collaboration with home and business owners, select 40 images to be printed, mounted,
and displayed over the 3 month duration leading up the anniversary (Sept 6 – Dec 6).
• Prepare digital versions of the photos and the stories for uploading onto a pre-existing
digital platform.
• Assist with the installation, maintenance, and disassembly of the exhibit.
• May be called upon to represent NEBA at meetings and public events related to the
Halifax Explosion program.

Desired skills and experience include:
• Research experience. Archival research or familiarity with the Nova Scotia archives
considered an asset.
• Knowledge of digital and print technologies.
• Experience curating photo exhibits.
• Knowledge or interest in the North End and the Halifax Explosion considered an asset.
• Ability to manage time and work independently.
• Good communications skills.
• Experience working with on-line platforms considered an asset.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director of NEBA and will be
supported by NEBA staff. This is a contract position. Total remuneration for this position is
$3,500. All additional project costs will be covered by NEBA, in adherence with our budget.
Suggested breakdown of time:
Research and Selection: 70 hours
Printing, Installation, Maintenance: 70 hours
Digital Content: 40 hours
Meetings, logistics, and member outreach: 20 hours.
To be considered for this job please submit your resume along with a letter of interest
about why you want to work on this project to by June 12th 2017.

Job Opportunity – Festival & Event Support

Summer Student Job Opportunity with the North End Business Association
Released May 30, 2017

The North End Business Association (NEBA) is seeking a student who is enthusiastic, independent, and a lover of all things North End, — to become part of our team for the summer of 2017.

NEBA represents over 400 businesses and actively promotes, supports, and advocates for a resilient business community that contributes to a diverse, inclusive, vibrant North End.  This position requires someone who is willing in be involved and engaged in all aspects of NEBA’s activities. It will be an excellent opportunity to work in a professional environment while engaging with the community in a number of different ways. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director, as well as work under the supervision of the Event Coordinator.

This position is being partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs. As per the funding agreement, an eligible applicant for this position:

(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

*Foreign students are not eligible.

The successful candidate will assist NEBA with:

  • Festival and event coordination including site planning, logistics, volunteer coordination, set-up and breakdown;
  • Marketing and promotion through social media and the distribution of promotional materials;
  • General maintenance work as required;
  • General office administration duties including organizing meetings, taking minutes, communications, copying, running errands, etc.
  • Working shifts at the waterfront NS Tourism kiosk

Applicants must have:

  • General computer skills including how to use Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • A passion for working with social media platforms;
  • Ability to assist with general labour activities;
  • Ability to work independently and with the team;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to work flexible hours on event dates;
  • Demonstrated initiative, follow through, and ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Have a real passion for working with North End Halifax community!

Start date: June 26th

Finish date: September 1st

Pay: $14.00 hour / 30 hours a week

To apply for this position, please provide a resume that states your employment goals, your work experience, and 3 references; along with a letter about why you want to work in the North End, what assets you bring to the job, and what job skills you want to develop through this experience. All applications can be sent to by June 12, 2017. NEBA sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you!

NEBA Member Engagement Session

60 (exactly) North End businesses responded to NEBA’s the “Next 5 Years” survey, and shared their thoughts on the things that matter to them about the future of the business district. About 15 people came out to Attica to review the results of the survey and help provide some more context to the findings. The survey revealed a number of insights into what what the membership values, is concerned about, and hopes for the future. In terms as assets, the membership identified:

  • Diversity (businesses, cultures, socio-economic)
  • Community Feel/Residents
  • Funkiness/Artiness
  • Independent/Non-Corporate Businesses
  • Walkability/Bikeability
  • Proximity to Downtown/Bridges
  • Low-rise Streetscapes
  • Parking
  • Greenspaces
  • Affordability
  • Heritage Buildings
  • New Growth

Moving forward, folks said they want to see an expanded mix of retail (independent), restaurants, offices and residences; a place to live, work and play; a vibrant and exciting destination; a place where businesses, residents (long-time and new) and not-for-profits collaborate; and a safe, walkable neighbourhood.

Things to improve upon included affordability, transit, branding and placemaking, more (controlled) development, and improved signage.

NEBA plans to use the outcomes of the survey and engagement session to inform it’s strategic plan for the next 5 years. In the process there will be more opportunities for the membership to engage in discussion about the future of the area and NEBA’s role. We thank everyone who participated. As your association, we want to know what you think. Please continue to share your thoughts with us.

I Love North End

Win one of five ‘I (heart) North End’ shopping bags, or a $25 gift certificate to the participating North End business where you post an Instagram photo of you and your purchase.

Make sure you:

  • tag us on Instagram @gonorthbiz,
  • include the business name, and
  • use #ilovenorthend

Winners will be selected by a random draw and announced at 5:00pm on February 14th. Winners will be notified through Instagram and will be able to pick up their gift certificate or bag at the NEBA office at 2099 Gottingen Street.

Give North 2016


CHRISTMAS WITH VERVE: Bob Chaisson – Plan B Halifax

How do you celebrate the holidays?
“With verve! Some people do the holidays half-assed, we do it whole-assed, we celebrate the holidays ‘ample-butt’!”

“We like to lay on the spread; we’ve always got mulled cider going at the store for the annual levee. We also feature plenty of vintage retro Christmas stuff like the Shelf Elf this time of year.”

Giving back:
“We’re big on giving time to volunteerism. We often give to Christmas Daddies and we are this year too.”

Best gift idea:
Vintage books with old inscriptions -$3-12

Bob Chaisson is the president of Plan B Halifax at 2180 Gottingen Street, a retail coop that supports local artists in the community. He knows a lot about the North End and is delighted by its progress.

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North By Night Holiday Market

North By Night Holiday Market


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Get ready to kick off the Holiday Season with a North by Night Market “Holiday” Edition! #NXNMRKT 

Live Music, Beer Garden & warmmmm Mulled Wine, Food Trucks, Local Artisans, Family Activities…and all around good time!

Stop by from 4pm to 9pm Saturday, November 19th to get in on the good times… on the corner of Charles & Agricola St.

Nov. 19th, 2016
4:00 – 9:00 pm

2500 Agricola St. Halifax, NS
(Chapmans Autobody Parking Lot)

Support your local economy and get to know your community better- The North by Night Holiday Market is the perfect opportunity to kick off Halifax’s fantastic Holiday Season.

Make the market part of your Friday night and check out one of the North End’s great restaurants, bars and patios before heading over to the Market.12322385_1101147173229529_7002337625554121872_o

While you shop and enjoy the atmosphere of Halifax’s North End, make sure take plenty of pics and to hashtag #NXNMRKT!

Are you a Local Crafter, Artisan or Maker of Cool Things and want to vend at the Holiday Market?
Give us a shout….follow this link to the vending application

Live on Agricola

The North End Business Association in organizing Live on Agricola for the summer of 2017. Starting June 16th we will have live musicians performing busker style on Agricola Street every Friday evening until September 8th. In fact, we already have a line-up!

To help make this happen we are looking for sponsors.
Sponsorships of $125.00 will go directly to pay the musicians. Musicians receive $75.00 for 2 hours of music. We try to book all local North End talent and provide a variety of music genres. Have a favourite? Let us know!

Sponsors will be recognized with their logo on a banner which is displayed during
The musicians set. These musical events will also be promoted through NEBA’s
social media, events page, and newsletter, with shout outs to the sponsors and
We hope you are able to participate this year and help keep the North End rocking while supporting our local musicians. Our goal with this event is to positively enhance the North End experience, which is good for people, good for musicians and good for business.
Got questions? Please call Patty (902 452 2490) or Tracy (902 483 1896) at NEBA.
Thanks for your support!


North By Night Market








Let`s kick off the summer in a big way!

DJ Dance Party, Good Eats, Vintage Finds, Local Artisans and an all around good time! 

2017 Dates:
June 16th
July 14th
August 11th
September 9th

Squiggle Park
2055 Gottingen St, Halifax
Support your local economy and get to know your community better- North by Night Market is the perfect opportunity to kick off Halifax’s fantastic summer season.

Make the market part of your Friday night and check out one of the North End’s great restaurants, bars and patios before heading over to the Market.

While you shop and enjoy the atmosphere of Halifax’s North End, make sure take plenty of pics and to hashtag #NXNMRKT!

Interested in Vending?
Follow this link to the application form

NEBA Levy Changes 2016


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The NEBA Board of Directors met on March 14th, 2016 and voted to increase the Association’s Levy. This is the first increase since the association was established in 2011. In order to continue meeting our objectives it was determined that an increase in funding is necessary. A letter from the board chairperson, Laurie Stephenson, was mailed out to all commercial property owners in the NEBA district on April 11th, 2016 notifying of the levy changes.

Upon much discussion and debate the following increase was voted on and approved by the Board:

  • A levy rate increase from $0.15/$100 of assessed value to $0.16/$100 of assessed value;
  • An increase to the cap from $2500 to $3000;
  • Increase in the minimum levy amount from $50 to $350;
  • Removal of the multi-property clause (which will require a by-law amendment.)

If you would like to checkout how these changes affect you please download our on-line calculator or you can email us at and we would be happy to assist you.

For more information on the processes and governance of the Board of Directors and the Association please read the NEBA By-Laws and Governance Manual.


FRAMING UP THE HOLIDAYS: Jennifer Jacobson, Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery

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“I’m Jewish so although my family doesn’t celebrate Christmas I will be grateful for 2 days off in a row since I will have worked 35 days straight leading up to Christmas!”

“At my place, the thing I look forward to most about the season is my husband’s delicious Hanukkah potato Latkes!”
“At Studio 14, many people come in to frame their children’s artwork for their grandparents around Christmastime”

Giving back:
“At the store we do gift wrapping and sell Christmas ornaments, especially European glass.”

Best gift idea:
Framed Allan Syliboy aboriginal artwork – $30 for 8×10 or $60 for 10X12

Jennifer is the “proprietress” of Studio 14 at 2393 Agricola Street where she acts as somewhat of an art historian, having framed around half a million frames in her life time. She has been professionally framing since she was eleven years old in her parents store in Moncton.

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MAKING THE MAGIC: Evyeneia Dexter, Foxy Moon

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“Well I used to work in retail over the holidays and that just killed the joy of Christmas, so now I’m intentional about not playing obnoxious Christmas music throughout November in my shop!”
“My view of the holidays has changed because of my 3 1/2 year-old son, I want to bring back the magic for him again, and it’s making it magical for me too”

“We used to play games and gamble with my Quebecois Grandma on Christmas, even as kids we would play Yatzee for pennies!”

Giving back:
“We like to donate our mini samples to Phoenix House to help with their heath and hygiene programs”

Best gift idea:
Soaps, lip balm and breath freshener -each under $20
Beard care for men -around $20

Evyeneia Dexter is the owner of Foxy Moon Hair Gallery at 2725 Agricola Street with her very cute and friendly dog Astor, where it is their passion to “make people look beautiful for Christmas”.
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SEASONAL STYLE: Ken McRobbie, 31 Westgate

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“Although we visit family in New Brunswick, we mostly like to stay local. My partner and I enjoy hosting dinner for a dozen people with a classic crowd-pleasing turkey.”

“Every year we read ‘The Night Before Christmas’ to our son (who might not appreciate it the same way anymore since he’s now 13 years old!)”
“At 31 Westgate we think it’s important to engage our clients and staff so we usually host a cocktail party or get-together event during the season as well.”

Giving back:
“We’ve donated decor to the QE2 Dream Cottage, as well as supported mental health through the Festival of Trees Christmas Auction.”

Best gift idea:
Ralph Lauren scented candle -$60 to $100

Ken is a co-owner and designer at 31 Westgate furniture store at 2698 Agricola Street and an annual champion of his family party game ‘The Casserole Game’ (a twist on the game ‘Catchphrase’, pulling names to guess from a casserole dish). Ken thinks it’s important to make fine decor and style accessible to everyone in the North End regardless of financial circumstances.
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A CHEESY CHRISTMAS: Lindsay Stewart, Big Pony

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“I’m an only child so I usually go over to my parents’ place and eat their food. It’s very chill.”
“Big Pony is hosting round 2 of ‘Holidaze’ pop-ups featuring over 20 local artists.”

“Thanksgiving poutine. It’s the turkey dinner style holiday meal all mashed together with a bunch of cheese on it, sans fries. Because I can’t have a meal without cheese. It’s not a meal until there’s cheese on it!”

Giving back:
“Big Pony is a drop off location for the Shoe-box Project, an organization that distributes gifts to women at-risk of homelessness in North America.”

Best gift idea:
Pins and patches make great stocking stuffers – under $10
Custom Goldeen bracelets by Ashley Hayes -$40

Lindsay is the co-ower of Big Pony at 2168 Gottingen Street where they have been known to host “Beiber Yoga” twice a week (which is exactly as awesome as it sounds). Lindsay loves the like-minded people and vibrant diversity along Gottingen Street and throughout the North End. She also really loves cheese.

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-Peter Dykhuis, Hermes Art Gallery


How do you celebrate the holidays?
“My family has a few major birthdays in December, with my daughter’s only nine minutes before Christmas, so we try to spread out the cheer as much as we can. Over three days we celebrate birthdays, a Christmas brunch, and the family dinner on Boxing day to take stress and quarrelling out of the holidays.”

“We have our Christmas dinner with competing chefs; my wife and my 90-year-old mother-in-law are both very good cooks!”

Giving back:
“There are many people in Halifax who don’t have family nearby, so at Hermes we make a family out of the North End arts community.”
“All our staff are unpaid and give their artwork and volunteer time to the gallery.”

Best gift idea:
During the seasonal ‘Holiday sparkles’ event, the co-op members feature high-quality art for
-under $500 in the main space
-under $100 in the side space

Peter is an owner of Hermes Art Gallery and has his own artwork shown all over the globe. It’s been a year since the start of the collective and Peter is still a firm believer in “making it up as we go”. Hermes Art Gallery is open Saturday and Sundays.
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– Saskia Roch Aesthetics


How do you celebrate the holidays?
“I like to visit family in Valley and get together with the staff here. It’s always nice to have some down time during this season.”

“My family does our celebrations on Christmas Eve. I never minded that as a kid because we got to open our presents before everyone else and then do it all again at Grandma’s the next day!”
“We also eat fish instead of turkey or ham in keeping with Polish tradition.”

Giving back:
“We like to give to the refugee clinic and to Feed Nova Scotia, but we focus on helping our clients de-stress and detox so they can be festive over the holidays.”

Best gift idea:
Hot stone pedicure -$65 for an hour and a half
Aroma therapy treatment essential oils – $40 for 30-40 mins

Saskia Roch is the owner of Saskia Roch Aesthetics located inside Foxy Moon Hair Gallery on Agricola Street where her favourite way to help people be bright for the holidays is through facials and classic pedicures that maintain the integrity of the nail. She also makes her own oils from vitamin C serum.

COMIC RIDDLES: Mike Crossman, Monster Comic Lounge
How do you celebrate the holidays?
“Gifts are always nice but the most important part for me is hanging out with family”
“On every Christmas gift my family writes clues to each other; riddles or puns to guess what’s inside. It prolongs the process of gift opening and helps us be more attentive to one another.”
Giving back:
“All our staff at Monster Comic are obsessive pets fans(!), so we’re hosting a gift wrap service with proceeds going to the SPCA”
Best gift idea:
Family board games -aprx $50 (between $20-$100)
Star Wars figures coinciding with the new movie release -$15Mike is the owner & operator of Monster Comic Loungue at 2089 Gottingen Street. He studied engineering but now he’s living the dream running his own comic shop, without the help of his cat named Monkey.

— at North End, Halifax.

Wendy Friedman, Independent Merchantile


How do you celebrate the holidays?
“We love good food and hosting parties! Especially when my sister comes to visit and I get to see my four-year-old niece …I’m obsessed with my niece!”

“The Shambala equivalent of a Christmas tree is a shrine created with natural elements to celebrate Children’s Day. Buddhists celebrate this holiday on the eve before solstice, representing all that brings light into the darkest time of the year with candles, singing, and gathering of friends.”

Giving back:
“The Independent Mercantile likes to give financial support to Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank on Maynard Street around the holiday season and to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) because they both contribute in such direct practical ways.”

Best gift idea:
The North End toque (from Tuck Shop’s Neighbourhood toque collection, made in Canada) -$38

Wendy is the proprietor of Independent Mercantile at 2091 Gottingen Street where she always has great music playing and enjoys investing in locally made products that make your home cozier. ‪#‎BuyLocalPledge ‬‪#‎GiveNorth‬