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Welcome back

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The return to your home away from home Debbie Hercun and her family may live in Calgary, but their hearts beat to the rhythm of the East Coast. Careers took Hercun and her husband Jason, both from Halifax, away from the Maritimes but they bounced between the U.S. and Canada, eventually landing in the western… Read More»

Rock of Ages

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A unique art project aims to bring healing and share First Nations heritage The colours are spectacular.  Shades of blue and green are the most popular, but hold a piece of labradorite and look for traces of yellow, red, and gold. Iridescent and shimmering, the gemstone is said to reflect the aurora borealis trapped within.… Read More»

Well said

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Drilling and drinking advice from East Coast experts In the 1948 film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Jim Blandings (Cary Grant) checks in to see what kind of progress the well-digger is making. “How far down are you?” Blandings asks. “Oh, about 130 feet,” replies Mr. Casander, the well-digger. Blandings wonders if he’s had… Read More»

Face first

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Atlantic Canada’s skincare industry is growing and glowing Let’s talk sea kelp. And Labrador Tea. And even a secret field of roses. They’re all found in Atlantic Canada’s diverse, and growing, locally made skincare and cosmetics industry, where many businesses are emphasizing natural and clean products, some even foraging from the land and sea for… Read More»

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

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I wrapped my hands around the bottom of my pink “Jilly Mug” and let the heat from the hot tea begin to melt away my stress. It had been a long day. I was travelling home from Ottawa after a visit with my daughter. Stormy weather caused delays and the drive from the airport to… Read More»

Spirits, sodas, suds, cider and… wine

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How did Alex Rice’s cup get so full? If Alex Rice was to write the origin story of the Nova Scotia Spirit Company, he might begin with a conversation that happened over beers with a buddy in Burnaby B.C., or he could begin to spin a tale that involves an old laundromat, a couple of… Read More»