Okay. So the first question is, "Why Halifax?"
Actually the first question usually is, where's Nova Scotia?
Depending on how gullible I think you are, I may answer that
with, "You remember when Yugoslavia broke apart? Well,
there was Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Nova Scotia."
Hey, it sounds reasonable...
Now, Nova Scotia - - find Canada on a map, on the far right
side, right above Maine, there's this little peninsula that sticks
out into the Atlantic - - that's Nova Scotia.
Halifax, by the way, is midway up, on the Atlantic side.
Yes, well, they are a rather dry sort here.
Actually a "Loonie" is a one-dollar
coin (so called because it has a picture of a loon on the back).
name for a two-dollar coin? A "Toonie", of course. And they say Canadians have no sense of humour...
So, once again, "Why Halifax?"