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Self Isolating Or Otherwise?: Consider Fabulous Take Out Meals From Halifax’s Very Best Middle Eastern Fare Offering: Shiraz Restaurant On Hollis Street

Self Isolating Or Otherwise?: Consider Fabulous Take Out Meals From Halifax’s Very Best Middle Eastern Fare Offering: Shiraz Restaurant On Hollis Street

By Andrew Macdonald

With Nova Scotia restaurants being mandated by the Nova Scotia government to close their seating areas, and only serve take-out food, I’d like to plug an independent Downtown Halifax eatery.

Operated by a husband and wife, originally from far away lands, Shiraz Restaurant has been my go-to place for fine foods.

The hard-working restaurateurs opened their shop in Downtown Halifax in 2010. His name is MOHAMMAD TABESH, and she is ZAHRA HAJIMOHAMMADY, although I call her Sophie.

Billing itself as offering The Flavors of Persia, this two-person shop delivers its meals via Uber Eats, in Halifax.

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Coronavirus: Alison Strachan’s Tips For Staying Busy During Covid-19 – Updated News Article

Coronavirus: Alison Strachan’s Tips For Staying Busy During Covid-19 – Updated News Article

By Alison Strachan

As the Covid-19 situation around the world, and in Nova Scotia, continues to unfold and now with two of my family members in self-isolation, I decided to plan ahead on what to do now as I practice social distancing and what to do to keep busy if self-isolation becomes necessary.

Before considering options, here’s a personal tip from me: Whatever you choose to do to keep busy or pass time, set your watch, phone, or whatever you use as a timer for one or two-hour intervals. When the alarm goes off, it’s your reminder to stop, take a deep breath … or two … or three …, and drink some water. Deep breathing and water are simple and key wellness strategies, along with a good night’s sleep, that we often forget about in times of stress and anxiety.

Here’s my work-in-progress resource list.

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MacPolitics: What Erin O’Toole Means When He Says ‘Let’s Take Back Canada’

MacPolitics: What Erin O’Toole Means When He Says ‘Let’s Take Back Canada’

By Andrew Macdonald

A Red Tory or a Blue Conservative? 

Erin O’Toole spoke with The Macdonald Notebook last weekend while attending the Nova Scotia Tory AGM, and also taking in a visit to his Fall River in-laws. This is Part 3 of Sunday’s 30-minute chat with the federal Conservative leadership hopeful on his policy platform. I ran Part 1 on Monday about his significant history once living in Halifax, and Part 2 in my Thursday edition, about his position on gay marriage and abortion.

Question: Are you a Red Tory — a Progressive Conservative — or aligned with the Canadian Alliance elements of the Conservative party, a right winger in this campaign?

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