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Gap widens in federal voting intentions in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX – The federal Liberal Party has widened the gap between Liberal and Conservative decided voter support among Atlantic Canadians, while support for the Green Party has held across the region, according to the most recent survey conducted by Narrative Research. With the imminent federal election this Fall, overall decided voter support for the governing...

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Meadowville Station Road ranks 6 on Atlantic Canada worst road list

Potholes around Pictou County may not be a surprise sight in the spring but one local road now has a claim to fame that it is worse than all the others. The Meadowville Station Road has ranked the sixth-worst road in all of Atlantic Canada, after public voting. The road itself acts as a short...

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The Local Climate – Finding Baseline

It was the 3rd of June, 2018, when I drove a rental car four hours into the central wilds of Vancouver Island, searching for a single gigantic tree. Stories of this arboreal titan came to me from locals who, at least on the surface, weren’t all that excited or impressed that I was going out...

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Promoting four seasons of flavours in Nova Scotia

From apples to wild blueberries, dairy to wine, and beef to seafood, Atlantic Canada’s food and beverage sector is an important contributor to the economy, generating more than $6.6 billion in revenues each year while feeding people worldwide. It is also a growing segment of Canada’s tourism sector, which creates good jobs for middle class...

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Antigonish businesses finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 awards

ANTIGONISH  – Two Antigonish-based businesses have been selected as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 finalists. Shawn Wilkie, president, Dragon Veterinary, is in the Emerging Entrepreneur category and Tareq Hadhad, Peace By Chocolate, in the Consumer Products and Retail category. Each year EY recognizes entrepreneurs who drive growth, live outside the box and disrupt with...

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Sobeys begins rollout of award winning, environmentally responsible, Atlantic-produced bag

STELLARTON  – On Thursday, June 21, Sobeys began the Nova Scotia roll out of a new, free, environmentally responsible, single-use plastic bag. It’s the next step in introducing a bag that uses 30 per cent less plastic to Sobeys stores across Canada. The bags for the grocer’s needs across Canada will be produced in Atlantic...

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Susan Aglukark performing ‘Winters Dream’ at deCoste

Juno award-winning Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark will be performing  ‘Winters Dream’ at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Through the concert she will be sharing the journey of her Inuit ancestors, and how this journey has shaped and defined contemporary Inuit as they forge a place in our ever-changing Inuit Nunangat/Land of the Inuit. The...

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Sobeys Star of Christmas food bank drive raises $650,000 across Atlantic Canada

STELLARTON – The eighth annual Sobeys Star of Christmas Food Bank Drive has proven once again that Sobeys and its customers are generous when it comes to feeding those in need in Atlantic Canada. Through the kindness of employees, customers, suppliers and the Sobeys Inc. Better Food Fund, a total of $653,127 was raised during...

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Local students heading to WE day

Young philanthropists from all over Pictou County will be congregating in Halifax this week to take part in WE Day on November 30. The gathering of students from all across the province is hosted by the organization ME to WE to help reward and inspire students to give back to their community and the world....

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Summit aims to keep food sector at forefront of region’s economy

TRURO – Keeping food at the forefront of the region’s economy will be the focus of the first ever one-day Atlantic Food Summit being held October 26th in Truro. Leading experts in the Atlantic Canadian food sector will provide high level insights and thoughts on how businesses can best look to the future opportunities for...

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