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Kyle Jackson named Canadian Museum of Immigration artist in residence

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As most of her passengers slept in their berths, RMS Empress of Ireland collided with another ship in the fog on May 29, 1914. The ocean liner sunk in just 15 minutes, taking with it 1,012 of the 1,477 passengers and crew aboard. Though it’s Canada’s largest peacetime maritime accident, many people are unaware of… Read More»

Nova Scotia’s California cousin

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In northern California, there is a little logging town called “Scotia.” According to a recent report in the North Coast Journal, that name might have a Maritime inspiration. The town was founded in 1863 as Forestville, but 25 years later, inhabitants decided to rename it because another nearby town had the same name. According to local legend,… Read More»

Surviving the Season

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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. I recently signed up for a yoga program in an attempt to calm my thoughts and strengthen the inner me. The class has been teaching me to slow… Read More»

Dietitians: Nutrition experts and health ambassadors

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Editor’s Note: In this new series of guest posts, with invited the dietitians from Balanced proPortions to share their expertise.  Most people today have at least heard about dietitians and nutritionists, but many people are unaware of the services they provide and how they can benefit from a consult with a dietitian. There is also a lot… Read More»

Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame’s class of 2014

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As it marks its 50th anniversary this year, the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is preparing to welcome a new class of inductees. On November 1, it will induct five athletes, two builders, and one team in a ceremony at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. This year’s athletes include varsity stars Theresa MacCuish and… Read More»

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»

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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