Trendsetter: Laura Mackenzie

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She’s combining her experience and love of films in her role as the director of Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival

The Halifax beer guide

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With our craft-brew scene exploding, Halifax Magazine reviews the city’s must-try beers

A sweet serving of tennis

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For the first time since 1998, Halifax hosts a key Davis Cup match, with Canada’s men’s tennis team meeting Colombia on an indoor hard court—the first time professional tennis has come to Scotiabank Centre (née Metro Centre). “Our team is extremely excited to play this tie in Halifax in September,” says Canadian Davis Cup team… Read More»

Winging it

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New boss Joyce Carter flies Halifax’s Stanfield Airport through growth

Love this town

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With 33 books to her credit, Budge Wilson continues to find solace and inspiration in Halifax

Ghosts of old Acadia

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Halifax researchers put a human face on Nova Scotia’s forgotten history

The past whispers on Melville and Deadman’s Island

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The Armdale Yacht Club provided a convenient backdrop for many video reports on Tropical Storm Arthur earlier this year. Few realize the truly tortured past of this small feature known for most of the past two centuries as Melville Island. Prisoners of war and privateers languished, immigrants have been quarantined there, even mercenaries trained on… Read More»

Trendsetter: Laura Mackenzie

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A chance meeting with a filmmaker set Laura Mackenzie on a new career path. She grew up in Lower Sackville and studied business and tourism at Mount Saint Vincent University, spending about a decade managing and working in restaurants and hotels in Halifax and Calgary. When she came back to Nova Scotia, she needed a… Read More»

Hope keeps blooming

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The good news keeps coming for Hope Blooms. Last November, six young entrepreneurs from the North End community garden and salad dressing business appeared on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, walking away with $40,000. They intended to use the to expand and build a year-round greenhouse but Build Right Nova Scotia, a partnership between unionized contractors and… Read More»