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Adam Findley carefully places finished wine glasses in the kiln at NovaScotian Crystal. Photo: Katie Ingram

Crystal clear

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One young artist finds passion in glass blowing and opportunity in a local business


Carnival man

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Looking back at the life and legacy of influential Halifax businessman Bill Lynch

A freelance journalist and author, Jack has had his work published in both Canada and the U.S. He is currently finishing his second novel. He was an all-star football player in high school, served briefly as a placekicker with the University of Miami Hurricanes and once had an unsuccessful try-out with the Toronto Argonauts.

Upstaging the critics

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Ignore the negative reviews—theatre in Nova Scotia is as you like it

Photo: Mat Dunlap

The song builder

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Halifax singer/songwriter Gordie Sampson builds a career on sharing his craft and fostering new talent


Mother tongue

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Haligonians are discovering their roots by learning their ancestral languages

Illustration by Russell Jackson

Big ideas

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Every day, in labs around Halifax, researchers are learning things that change your world

For Gerard Murphy, the Mar was an opportunity to teach his kids about life. “They learned to get
along,” he recalls. “They’re well-rounded kids.” Photo: James Ingram

Home in the Harbour

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Gerard Murphy wanted to sail with his family—he ended up reshaping Halifax’s waterfront

Peter Kelly lost his first two elections: bids for Bedford town council in 1981 and 1983. He won the seat in 1985, was re-elected, and then became Bedford mayor in 1991 and 1994. He was voted Bedford’s councillor in HRM in 1995 and won the mayor’s chair in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Peter Kelly slows down

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Halifax long-time mayor muses on life after politics…and doesn’t quite rule out a comeback

Kevin Lamarque (top left); Nova Scotia speaker of the house Kevin Murphy (top right); and Greg Brown (bottom). Photos: Janice Hudson

Spinning wheels

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Aging buildings, tricky sidewalks and building owners slow to remove barriers—how can Halifax become a more accessible city?