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Polar expedition company announces plans to expand, make Sydney Harbour its home port

Polar expedition company announces plans to expand, make Sydney Harbour its home port

One Ocean Expeditions will take possession of a new polar research and cruise ship next fall, and will name it RCGS Resolute, in honour of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the historic British Arctic exploration vessel and community in Nunavut that carry the same name.
COMMENTARY: Next Canada Food Guide will have sour taste for milk producers

COMMENTARY: Next Canada Food Guide will have sour taste for milk producers

Canadian per capita milk consumption has dropped significantly over the last few decades. The new food guide could lead Canadians even further from milk, compromising the welfare of many farms. The same effects will be felt in the cattle industry.
OPINION: With food fraud on the rise, science dishes out new solutions

OPINION: With food fraud on the rise, science dishes out new solutions

Food fraud has now become mainstream, but two things have changed in recent years which are making a significant impact: supply chain transparency, from fork to farm, and consumer expectations empowered by social media. Yet regulators and industry are struggling. Here's why.
Rough ride for Lafarge’s retreaded tire-burning plan

Rough ride for Lafarge’s retreaded tire-burning plan

The Lafarge plan to burn 30 per cent of the one million tires Nova Scotians scrap every year at its cement plant doesn't seem to fall in line with the province's past recycling practices.
Marine services companies in Sydney Harbour are busy, growing, but not shipbreaking

Marine services companies in Sydney Harbour are busy, growing, but not shipbreaking

Officials with McKeil Marine and Heddle Marine Services say Sydney Harbour is ideally located to take advantage of the growing need for tugboats, barges and ship repairs in the Atlantic region.
Colchester County residents bristle at tire-burning decision

Colchester County residents bristle at tire-burning decision

Nearly 30 people clambered into the Stewiacke legion Wednesday night to voice opposition to the government's decision to permit a one-year pilot project for Lafarge to burn tires in its cement kiln at a plant near Brookfield. Environment Minister Iain Rankin defended the decision Thursday, saying it is based on science and evidence only.
The creator, not the plater: Chef joins venture to make new restaurant crown jewel of King’s Wharf

The creator, not the plater: Chef joins venture to make new restaurant crown jewel of King’s Wharf

Only a month after leaving Battery Park, chef Mark Gray will run the kitchen at a new Dartmouth restaurant just a few blocks away.
OPINION: Tim Hortons needs a fix as new owners put squeeze on franchisees

OPINION: Tim Hortons needs a fix as new owners put squeeze on franchisees

Providing value to the new multinational parent company's shareholders is superseding the corporate will to empower outlets. Most franchisees invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and, in some cases, millions. What was once considered a licence to print money — a tried and true program — has turned into a nightmare for some of the franchisees.
Painstaking research comes to fruition in new Wolfville winery with wow factor

Painstaking research comes to fruition in new Wolfville winery with wow factor

Being named Winery of the Year while your actual winery is still under construction is a pretty clear sign you’re on the right track.
Collaborative clinic in Halifax marks successes, frustrations after five years

Collaborative clinic in Halifax marks successes, frustrations after five years

The owner of Living Well Integrative Health Centre spoke of the challenges and fulfilment that come with blazing an alternative trail through the thicket of establishment health care.