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A love letter to Nova Scotian Stout

by Meghan Stewart, on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Every winter, I look out the window to see a wall of white and just want to curl up in the fetal position, close my eyes and rock myself to sleep until the spring thaw. Then I remind myself that this is the best time of year to curl up with a blanket, a good book and a glass of rich, roasty stout.

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Happy Pi Day!

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | No Comments

3.14 is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, but for us, it's a great day to celebrate pie! Because blueberry or apple, rappie or seafood, pie is definitely a favourite in Nova Scotia. To celebrate Pi Day, we've pulled together a few of our favourite recipes and a map of where you can find a slice of Nova Scotian pie for your own Pi(e) Day Friday.

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From our Community: Nova Scotia's Favourite Pubs

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Mon, 03 Mar 2014 | No Comments

After a day of exploring Nova Scotia, it's great to pull up a stool and enjoy one of the the pubs around the province . Whether it's Halifax, where there are over 30 pubs and sport bars downtown including six breweries, or craft brew pubs from Cape Breton to Yarmouth, there's a bit of Nova Scotia culture to be celebrated inside those walls.

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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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Nova Scotia Travel Resolutions

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 | No Comments

The only hard thing about these resolutions is deciding which ones should be on our list for the year. It's never too late to make your own travel resolutions, so if you're in need of a few, here are some of ours for 2014 - along with suggestions on how you can make them happen.

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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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From our community: Fall in Nova Scotia

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Tue, 24 Sep 2013 | No Comments

The end of summer in Nova Scotia is just the start of another amazing season. Heading out on a road trip among the bright yellows, oranges, and reds is one of our favourite things to do. Our annual Leaf Watch keeps track of where the leaves look their most colourful and give us inspiration to head out in search of the best fall has to offer. From to a day trip to the Annapolis Valley to pick apples or a weekend getaway to drive the Cabot Trail, there's no shortage of things to do in fall.

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Driftwood & Dining Adventure in Advocate Harbour

by Devin Trefry, on Wed, 04 Sep 2013 | No Comments

The beach was lined with an incredible fortress of driftwood that protected our private oasis. It was covered by smooth rocks tumbled by the extreme tides, with a strip of black sand that was perfect for walking. Sara and I enjoyed our surroundings while the kids decided to brave the chilly water. They were splashing about and having a blast!

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Pictou County Pizza

by L-A Steeleworthy, on Wed, 21 Aug 2013 | No Comments

People from around the world make bold claims that the pizza from their hometown is the best pizza you could possibly find. This is not something that's unique to people from Pictou County. What IS unique to people from Pictou County, is that when they say it, they're telling the truth.

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