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Stories by the Sea

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | No Comments

Nova Scotia is known for its rich storytelling tradition.

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A Blast from the Booth!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | No Comments

Since day one of the Halifax Canada Games, folks have been stopping by Celebration Square to record a Nova Scotia Shout Out Video.

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Racing towards the Finish Line!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Wed, 23 Feb 2011 | No Comments

Just two weeks ago, athletes and fans filled the Halifax Metro Centre for the 2011 Canada Games Opening Ceremony. We kicked things off in style with a jam-packed evening of performances that really showed off the range of talent Nova Scotia has to offer.

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Things to See and Do in and around Halifax -- for Free!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Tue, 22 Feb 2011 | 1 comment

Whether you're visiting from out of town or you've lived here all your life, it's good to know there's plenty to do around Halifax that won't cost you a penny.

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Celebrate - Celtic-style!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Mon, 21 Feb 2011 | No Comments

The action never stops at Celebration Square! Canada Games visitors are turning out in droves to take in the noon-hour performances and evening concerts showcasing the diverse range of talent Nova Scotia has to offer.

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In Nova Scotia, Skiing is Believing!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Sun, 20 Feb 2011 | No Comments

Freestyle Skiing's Aerial competition at Ski Wentworth. (Halifax 2011/Dustin Hall)Nova Scotia's ski scene could be be one of our province's best-kept secrets. With the Canada Games in full swing, the secret is out -- and fans are loving it....

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Hurry Harder!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 | No Comments

Curling has a rich history and an avid following in Nova Scotia. There are 35 clubs in the province, including the Halifax Curling Club -- the oldest continuously active club in North America and the fourth oldest organized curling club in Canada.

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Surf's up!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 | No Comments

The very thought of surfing in February sends me running for the nearest hot tub, but John assured me that Nova Scotia's surfing scene is active all year long.

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There's a Reason that I Love NS...

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 | No Comments

My first encounter with Joel Plaskett was at the Bay Road Fire Hall in Lewis Lake, just outside Halifax. This was back in 2003. A bunch of young local garage bands hired Joel to headline at a multi-band concert that they'd organized. My son's band was part of the lineup, so naturally I wasn't going to miss it.

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Hockey -- Made in Nova Scotia!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 | No Comments

I got the chance to watch some high-powered hockey at the Metro Centre on Sunday night, where Team Nova Scotia played hard against British Columbia. Fans were out in force to cheer on our team, and the game was fast...

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Sociable!

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Sat, 12 Feb 2011 | No Comments

Cheers! Sláinte! Salud! What do you say when you raise a glass with friends?

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The Tartan Team

by Peggy MacKinnon, on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 | No Comments

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport was a beehive of activity as planes loaded with athletes descended on our city and were whisked onto buses to begin their Halifax adventures. For many of these young competitors, this may have been their first visit to Nova Scotia, their first taste of that Maritime hospitality that this province is known for.

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