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Local Profile: Take It Outside

Take It Outside
Getting Started: Sue opened the first Take It Outside location four years ago in downtown Truro.  She wanted to create a place that gathered everything she wanted in one space. A store that catered to the active lifestyle, not just while being active, but at home and at work as well. The result is a store that… Read More

Local Profile: DogRunnin

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Do you #GoDogRunnin? This local business started in Halifax in 2013 as a dog running service. In three years the business has had impressive growth and support, and now provide a range of services and products that take a proactive approach to canine health, wellbeing and fitness. DogRunnin not only provides tailored services based on your… Read More

Five Holiday Themed Road Trips in Nova Scotia

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Twinkling lights, jackalopes, giant gingerbread, parades, carolling, hot cider and Yuletide markets. The holidays have arrived in Nova Scotia. Take Christmas light-spotting to the next level with a holiday themed road trip through our beautiful province. Christmas on the Mersey December 2 - 4, 2016 Experience the coming together of communities and people along the historic Mersey River… Read More

Local Profile: Bedazzled

Bedazzled Boutique Bedford Nova Scotia
Ann, the owner of Bedazzled,  first opened a shop in the Cruise Ship Pavillion in 2008. At the time, she was an artisan who had spent years creating hand-beaded ornaments. She had recently returned home from 27 years in the Caribbean, and was looking for a new direction. That new direction was Bedazzled, a boutique carrying an eclectic… Read More

Local Profile: Made in the Maritimes

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Have you been to Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique? This local boutique opened in 2014 at Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, and recently expanded to a second location in the Halifax Hydrostone. Between their two shops and online retail platform, Made in the Maritimes directly supports more than 132 Maritime artisans. Read on to learn… Read More

The 5th Annual Local Wishlist is Now Online!

Browse hundreds of gift ideas that are either made right here in Nova Scotia or sold at independently owned Nova Scotia businesses. www.localwishlist.ca   The gifts that appear on The Local Wishlist were selected from applications that came in from across the province. This project is a huge undertaking that would not be possible without the support of our… Read More