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Winter Day Trip to the Walton Lighthouse

by Amanda Cashin, on Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | No Comments

While this historic beacon is open only from May through to October, it didn't stop us exploring the area surrounding it. The Walton Lighthouse is one of the few that can still be entered and climbed in Nova Scotia. So wile we missed out on the 20 foot climb to the top of the light, we were still able to enjoy the external view, and a wonderful sense of peace in the presence of this historic light.

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Small but Mighty - A Year in Beer at North Brewing

by Meghan Stewart, on Thu, 06 Feb 2014 | No Comments

This is the story of two guys and one dream to brew Belgian beer in Halifax.

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Christmas magic in Frost Park

by Carla Allen, on Mon, 23 Dec 2013 | No Comments

A Christmas wonderland sparkles like a jewel in the crown of a town that has centuries of seafaring history. Thousands of LED lights are wrapped around the branches of the tall ancient trees in Yarmouth's Frost Park. Giant presents are stacked at the base of the 150-year-old, three tier fountain, draped in a mantle of gauzy brightness. Even the gazebo, where Th'YARC's strolling carolers charm the crowds, beams golden in the landscape.

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Give the Gift of Nova Scotia

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | No Comments

From the parades to the lights on the trees, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the province. And that means finding gifts to go under your Nova Scotian tree. Our favourite way to shop for our loved ones is to shop local and find things that are uniquely Nova Scotian to stuff in their stockings.

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First ever Cask Fest hits Halifax

by Meghan Stewart, on Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | No Comments

For the uninitiated, cask conditioned ale is a beer that starts brewing in the fermenter; then it's carefully transferred to a cask for 1-2 weeks, where it ferments a second time. You can't test the beer until the fermentation is complete. When successful, the result is brew that offers subtle carbonation and full, complex flavours. As a beer geek myself, all I can say is - try it. You'll get it.

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Nova Scotia Christmas Craft Shows

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | No Comments

'Tis the season to start making that list and checking it twice. One of the things we love about Nova Scotia during the holidays is there's no shortage of artists and artisans around to help us find the perfect one of a kind gift for loved ones on our shopping list.

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A Rural Art Adventure

by Amanda Cashin, on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 | No Comments

In autumn, the rural road along Nova Scotia's Highway 2 is lined with scenes of quaint farm houses, river views, and blueberry fields as red as hot coals. My sister and I made our way along this road one chilly October day, excited to view the newest work of local artist Joy Laking at her Fall Exhibition.

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Celtic Colours Kicked Off on Friday

by Jody MacArthur, on Wed, 16 Oct 2013 | No Comments

It's that time of year again. The time when Cape Breton shows off its most magnificent Fall colours and welcome visitors from near and far to the annual "Celtic Colours International Festival!":http://www.celtic-colours.com/

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Fossil Fans!

by Devin Trefry, on Tue, 23 Jul 2013 | No Comments

I must say, if the weather had been better we might have stayed on the beach all day scouring for fossils (or at least until the tide forced us to leave). It was kind of addictive.

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Wet and Wild

by Devin Trefry, on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 | No Comments

I had typically thought of the Wildlife Park for its variety of birds and animals, but this demonstration definitely gave a whole new appreciation for the smaller, less visible life at the park.

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