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WordPlay kids’ reading event a hit in River John as Fitch opens new bookstore

WordPlay kids’ reading event a hit in River John as Fitch opens new bookstore

WordPlay, the reading festival for children of all ages, has a new date and a new venue, coinciding with the opening of author Sheree Fitch’s new bookstore, Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery, today in River John.
Mr. D season 7 filming in Halifax now

Mr. D season 7 filming in Halifax now

CBC’s Mr. D is back in Halifax as cameras roll on season 7 with Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens and Bette MacDonald. This year, Gerry realizes phys-ed is not all fun and games.
Sampson celebrates summer in Nova Scotia while song hits No. 1 in Nashville

Sampson celebrates summer in Nova Scotia while song hits No. 1 in Nashville

Big Pond's Grammy winner sees his hit, written for superstar group Florida Georgia Line, top the country charts while he's home for performances, Songcamp.
Lobsters and women equal art for Cynthia Henry

Lobsters and women equal art for Cynthia Henry

Nova Scotia artist Cynthia A Henry twins her love of lobster and classic advertising in her latest show called All You Need is Love. And Lobster, at ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, to July 16.
ALEX HANDYSIDE: My Marmite addiction is a treatable condition — with more of this treat

ALEX HANDYSIDE: My Marmite addiction is a treatable condition — with more of this treat

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I have an addiction. I first tried it at university in the United Kingdom — the experimental sampling grounds of so many souls before me — and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Growing Food With Greg: Making the most of your greens

Growing Food With Greg: Making the most of your greens

One thing that makes many greens such a joy to grow is the fact that some of them are "cut-and-come-again" vegetables. These are plants that can be harvested several times over the growing season.
Think you know Canadian heavy metal? Test your mettle with this quiz

Think you know Canadian heavy metal? Test your mettle with this quiz

Everyone knows The Tragically Hip, Celine Dion and April Wine, but what do you know about our nation's hard rock and heavy metal scene?
New Brunswick singer McCain offers 150th birthday present for Canada's musical legacy

New Brunswick singer McCain offers 150th birthday present for Canada's musical legacy

True North: The Canadian Songbook highlights country's composers with lush orchestral renditions, in CD and book form
Troubadours galore make their way to 21st Stan Rogers Folk Festival this weekend

Troubadours galore make their way to 21st Stan Rogers Folk Festival this weekend

Canadians Bahamas and Danny Michel and U.K.'s Jake Morley share songwriting secrets at the mainland's end in Canso.
Spark up your dancing for FUSE Festival

Spark up your dancing for FUSE Festival

The city's newest dance event will take over the Halifax Commons on Canada Day.