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Atlantic Film Festival recap: Atlantic Shorts 6

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At this year’s Atlantic Film Festival there were a total of 13 different shorts program, six of which fell into the Atlantic Shorts category and showcased Atlantic Canadia filmmakers. Atlantic Shorts 6 featured a variety of genres including stop-motion animation, documentary and drama. Transfer Christopher Spencer-Lowe’s short film, Transfer is the story of Ben, a transfer… Read More»

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Steampunks, UFOs and yodellers—exploring Maritime subcultures

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A new Halifax-based production company, Peep Media Inc., is premiering its first documentary Edge of East on CBC Documentary Channel tonight at 8pm. (It will rebroadcast on CBC Maritimes on July 19 at 8pm). In the doc, director Jackie Torrens explores three rich and surprising subcultures that have unique ties to the Maritime identity: the UFO believers of Shag… Read More»

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“Coastal Lives” laid bare

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Writers hold back the curtain on other people’s lives. But as a general rule, they don’t like having their own lives examined. Stories of reclusive and shy writers (most kindly described as “quirky”) abound. So to talk with a writer who openly, even happily, shares a lifetime worth of hopes, hurts, highs and lows, is a disarming… Read More»

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Phishing scams

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Avoid getting caught in the net

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Building a Better Editor: On the run

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As I’ve worked for the last year to lose weight and get fitter, one of the hardest things to get my head around has been the fact that this is a race with no finish line. My initial goal was to lose 40 pounds. I accomplished that but, as tempting as it was, I knew… Read More»

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Building a Better Editor: It’s good to be back

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I really want to run in some portion of the Blue Nose Marathon this year—likely not the full marathon, but I think the 10K is doable. And that means it’s definitely time for me to get serious about getting in shape again. In the last 14 months or so, I’ve managed to shed 45 pounds… Read More»

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Building a Better Editor: Damage Control

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In the last year, as I’ve worked to lose weight (approximately 45 pounds) and get in better shape, I’ve benefitted from the wisdom of trainer Jon Ells at GoodLife Park Lane. I did several months of personal training with Jon, and have gone through four different team-training programs with him. Jon has a simple, common-sense… Read More»