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Local minimalist gives gift-giving tips for the holiday season

Local minimalist gives gift-giving tips for the holiday season

Julie Sims suggests giving the gift of an experience rather than an object that may only be used once before taking up space permanently
Support spikes for seniors' blanket drive after viral tweet

Support spikes for seniors' blanket drive after viral tweet

Since Nicole Martelle’s tweet, the response has been 'astronomical,' with 60 to 70 additional blankets donated in the last ten days
Brigadoon Village launches fundraising campaign to expand pediatric illness camp

Brigadoon Village launches fundraising campaign to expand pediatric illness camp

The Shine On! Campaign is hoping to raise funds to build the things the camp for children living with chronic illness couldn't afford when it opened 10 years ago
'This isn't their first step, it's their second step': Bosun School trains new generation of sailors

'This isn't their first step, it's their second step': Bosun School trains new generation of sailors

The Bosun School in Lunenburg offers a one-of-a-kind education in the practical boat skills that are 'hard to get elsewhere,' says the Picton Castle's Captain Daniel Moreland
MetroWorks is bringing coffee back to the Central Library

MetroWorks is bringing coffee back to the Central Library

The social enterprise behind Stone Hearth Bakery and the Library Cafe at the Keshen Goodman are moving into the vacant coffee shop spot at the Halifax Central Library
Annual Molly Appeal campaign supports 'revolutionary' research into medical biomaterials

Annual Molly Appeal campaign supports 'revolutionary' research into medical biomaterials

Dr. Daniel Boyd's research involves tiny glass beads that can be injected into a cancerous tumour (for instance) to release chemotherapy or radiation right at the target site
OCEARCH kicks off final Nova Scotia shark expedition

OCEARCH kicks off final Nova Scotia shark expedition

'It’s been the best place we’ve probably ever worked,' says the research group's founder Chris Fischer
'There's really no service like this': Recent MSVU grad hopes to launch student organization app next year

'There's really no service like this': Recent MSVU grad hopes to launch student organization app next year

'I basically just had a concept, some interest, and a couple ideas. Now, I’m an incorporated company, which feels amazing,' says Megan Cook
Common Roots Urban Farm is growing into its new BiHi home

Common Roots Urban Farm is growing into its new BiHi home

'It's bigger and more pleasant than people expect, given its location,' says coordinator Sara Burgess.
Plans for local 'community aquarium' on Dartmouth waterfront continue to move forward

Plans for local 'community aquarium' on Dartmouth waterfront continue to move forward

The idea of bringing an aquarium to the HRM, one that would highlight the unique characteristics of a maritime city of this size, is nothing new
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