September 2015

Tips to improve your credit report

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Guest blogger Leanne Salyzyn is an insolvency counselor, licensed restructuring professional and trustee in bankruptcy. Post a comment or contact her on Twitter with your personal-finance questions. In today’s world, we need credit to buy the things we desire. Rarely do you hear someone buying a home, a car or paying for a vacation with… Read More»

All together now

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Anyone can set up a crowd-funding campaign and be raising money in minutes, or so the story goes. Is it really that easy?

Our democracy is dumb (but vote anyway)

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Your family is ordering takeout. You want pizza. Your spouse wants Chinese food. Your eldest daughter would like a hamburger. The next daughter wants pizza. Your son declines to eat at all. So, you tally the votes and do the only logical thing: you get pizza. Sure, 40 per cent of your family just made… Read More»

A world of dance

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Live Art Dance productions is back for another season of contemporary dance, showcasing top talents from across the country. “It’s a bit of an unusual season for us,” says artistic director Paul Caskey. “There’s a lot more of a hip-hop flavour. We’re hoping to increase our presence with the under-35 crowd.” The season began on… Read More»

Table for one

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Discovering the joy of dining solo

Barrington stands up

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Long cited as an example of downtown decline, is this street reclaiming its former glory?

Trendsetter: Bethany Myers

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She started her writing career by sharing her stories on the online platform Wattpad. Now the local writer is back to traditional publishing and writing books.

Who killed Shelley Connors?

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It’s been 22 years since someone murdered the Halifax teen. Police still haven’t found her killer