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Super-citizen sets up shop

Listen to Cape & Cowl Comics & Collectibles owner Jay Aaron Roy talk about his Sackville Drive business and you’ll feel nothing short of ins Keep reading »

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Reconsidering the humble hot dog

T Dogs are taking it to the street to show Halifax what hot dogs are meant to be. Keep reading »

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Keep on truckin’

Restaurateur Bill Pratt’s latest dining adventure marries food-truck flavours with a unique food-court concept Keep reading »

Danny co-owns Innovative Beverages, is an importer of fine wines and is a CAPSAC-certified sommelier. Photo: Tammy Fancy

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The tide is high

Led by the Tidal Bay appellation, Nova Scotian wines are on the rise Keep reading »

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Living with a real but rare skin condition

Burden of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU) (CNW Group/Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.)

In this guest blog, Kayla Creighton shares her experiences living with chronic pain.  I have suffered with chronic idiopathic urticaria since the age of six. Also known as CIU, this condition is defined as hives, wheals, swelling and itching that lasts longer than six weeks and with no apparent cause. What the definition doesn’t identify is the intense pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, that this disease causes patients like me. Since I was diagnosed, all aspects of my life ha … Read More »

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aLS is a terrible disease .The Ice Bucket raised lot of money and more research is being done. i,m living with it too and i fel we need legiislation to allow Candian ALS people get a diaphragmatic pacer that will keep a person off a ventilator longer. They do it in the US for ALS. People as well as quadraplegics. In Canada they only do it on quadrlegics i believe. well i would like to stay off a ventilator with a diaphragmatic pacer. I think persons with ALS are worth the investment. Good article you wrote.

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Hi Kayla; I have had CIU and Angioedema since 2007. I live in Dartmouth...nice to meet another swelly! There are lots of other groups on FB that are quite active - make sure you sign up. :)

Living with a real but rare skin condition