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Shop Nova Scotia: Spring Garden Road

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SPG Owl
Tis the season to go shopping, and while I hate malls and crowds, I love wandering the festive streets and local shopping destinations in Nova Scotia. We have some great places to choose from - the bright, bustling, art-filled Lincoln Street in Lunenburg; the up-and-coming and always trendy shops of Downtown Dartmouth; the growing number… Read More

New Gifts This Week on the 2014 Local Wishlist

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Cover Photo: Kelly Neil (www.kellyneil.com) It's been one week since the 2014 Local Wishlist, the Buy-Local Holiday Shopping Guide to Nova Scotia went live. We launched with close to 200 gifts either Made In Nova Scotia or sold at an independently owned Nova Scotia Business. But we've been busy since the launch, continuing to add new… Read More

The 2014 Local Wishlist is LIVE!

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The Local Wishlist Nova Scotia
Over the past six weeks we've received hundreds of gift submissions from across the province. From tea cozies to books to jewelry to wine, we've been browsing submissions in awe of how many great products are made here in Nova Scotia - and how talented our locally owned shops are at curating a great selection… Read More

A Sneak Peek at the 2014 Local Wishlist

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The third annual Local Wishlist, The Buy-Local Holiday Shopping Guide to Nova Scotia, is now LIVE! View the full list here: www.localwishlist.ca For the past three years, this has been the project I look forward to most each year. The quality and selection of gifts we have received this year have been the best yet,… Read More

Open Kitchen Food Tour with Local Tasting Tours

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We first tried Local Tasting Tours back in May. We opted for their Night Out on Quinpool tour, a unique 5-course walking tour through our own neighbourhood. We learned a lot, about food and about the history of our neighbourhood, and we ate a LOT of great food. Since then, we've found ourselves recommending Local… Read More

Dine by Design East

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"I am eating a s'more cheesecake from Morris East. It is just as awesome as it sounds." Drew takes a break from working the perimeter of the room at The Olympic Gardens to show off his finds. He has a mini, half-eaten cheesecake in his hands. The look on his face is nothing short of… Read More

13 Very Haunted Places in Nova Scotia

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Halifax Ghost tours
Yesterday I chatted with Global Halifax about some of the great ghost walks and graveyard tours here in Nova Scotia. But for those who want an at-home scare, or who want to plan their own haunted itinerary, we've pulled together 13 videos of haunted places in Nova Scotia. There's a burning Ghost Ship in the… Read More

Tattle Tours Halifax Ghost Walk – Halifax, NS

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Halifax Ghost Walk
"It's very easy to be surrounded by history in Halifax." It's cold and dark as I make my way up the steps to the town clock on Citadel Hill, the perfect setting for ghost stories. It's the last Sunday before Halloween, and I'm there to meet Andy Smith, the owner of Tattle Tours and my… Read More

The Boscawen Inn – Lunenburg, NS

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"We talked about owning a B&B on our first date" Judy shows us around The Boscawen Inn. It's a 16-room Queen Anne style mansion set atop of a hill in the centre of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Her inn, and home, has one of the best views in a town with very few… Read More