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911 worker makes CD with anthem urging change in thinking about mental health

911 worker makes CD with anthem urging change in thinking about mental health | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
A Halifax 911 operator has made a Christmas CD that she hopes will change thinking about mental health.
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Nova Scotia is a wonderful place to live, work and visit.  However, the news tends to be all gloomy and depressing.  Only good news stories located here!
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Georges Island 'a beautiful opportunity waiting to happen,' says MP | CBC News

Georges Island 'a beautiful opportunity waiting to happen,' says MP | CBC News | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Halifax MP Andy Fillmore is hoping to drive interest in increasing public access to Georges Island in Halifax harbour, although the site would need some major upgrades first to make it ready.
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I’ve been on George’s Island a couple of times now. It’s amazing! However, I think perhaps there could be more frequent opportunities to view, rather than open access. One time there, people were in costume and you could tour around. More opportunities like that?
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French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal

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The French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal is a family-friendly, 1.2km trail around the marsh with much to discover!
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For sale: Halifax mansion that helped birth Canada -- and a sexy sci-fi series | CTV Atlantic News

The meticulously restored Halifax mansion of a Father of Confederation has been put up for sale, for less than the price of a typical semi-detached house in Toronto.
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Nova Scotia Chowder Trail

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What better way to taste Nova Scotia than to enjoy a bowl of seafood chowder? Our chowders are warm and comforting, much like the character of our people. Every bowl tells the story of who we are and where we’re from.
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'I had no idea it would turn into this,' says Halifax's 'dancing cop'

'I had no idea it would turn into this,' says Halifax's 'dancing cop' | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
'Anytime we can engage in the community in a positive way, we're going to jump all over it,' said Cst. Jordan Sheppard
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Citadel Hill hosts 'once in a generation' event | CBC News

Citadel Hill hosts 'once in a generation' event | CBC News | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
The Halifax Citadel Society—the group that does year round reenactment living history at Citadel Hill— marked its 25th anniversary Saturday.
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Hope Blooms outgrows its Halifax home | The Star

Hope Blooms outgrows its Halifax home | The Star | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
The homegrown social enterprise — which grows organic produce, makes salad dressings, and reinvests the profits in education for local kids — is seeking permission from Halifax City Hall to build a new kitchen in a North End park.
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LighthouseNow: South Shore’s Cape Bay Beach hailed as one of North America’s 16 most overlooked beaches

LighthouseNow: South Shore’s Cape Bay Beach hailed as one of North America’s 16 most overlooked beaches | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
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Land on Belliveau Lake is now protected by Nova Scotia Nature Trust | Local | News | The Vanguard

Land on Belliveau Lake is now protected by Nova Scotia Nature Trust | Local | News | The Vanguard | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it

BELLIVEAU LAKE, N.S- An Island on Belliveau Lake is now protected land by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The 44 acre Island grows sweet pepperbush, which is listed as threatened on Canada’s endangered species list.

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Youth design barrier-breaking event allowing residents and new Canadians get to know each other better

Youth design barrier-breaking event allowing residents and new Canadians get to know each other better | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
When it comes to both newcomers to Canada and young people in general, we tend to think they need guidance from existing residents and older people. That’s the default view. But the reality can be more complex. In fact, it can be the opposite. Young newcomers can have a lot to teach the rest of us. They bring a fresh perspective.
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Local chef excited to embark on culinary career after cooking competition

Local chef excited to embark on culinary career after cooking competition | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Andy Hay finished second in season five of Masterchef Canada
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Nova Scotia company turns plastic bags into patio furniture | Watch News Videos Online

Watch Nova Scotia company turns plastic bags into patio furniture Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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Nova Scotia, 2018!

Our July, 2018 trip to Nova Scotia. Halifax, Bayside, Peggy's Cove, Digby, Maitland, Tidal Bore Rafting, Baddeck, Cabot Trail, Meat Cove, the list goes on an...
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No idea who these people are but it looks like they enjoyed their trip to Nova Scotia. Awesome!
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The Aspotogan Trail - Nova Scotia

A 13km section of the "Rum Runner's Trail", a "rails-to-trails" bike route connecting Halifax to Luneburg, Nova Scotia (3:50 onward is a section of the Chest...
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I don't know why the Rails to Trails does not get more love. It's an easy ride that anyone can do. The views are spectacular for much of it. Just needs more amenities, such as washrooms; benches/tables to stop for lunch; spots where water, etc., can be purchased; and even accommodations along the way. A consistent surface would also be good.
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Nova Scotia teen wins international award for river cleanup work | CBC News

Nova Scotia teen wins international award for river cleanup work | CBC News | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Fourteen-year-old environmental advocate Stella Bowles will receive an international award this month for her work protecting Nova Scotia’s waters.
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Halifax Busker Festival set to get underway for another year

Halifax Busker Festival set to get underway for another year | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
The 32nd annual Halifax Busker Festival kicks off on Wednesday afternoon...
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Sidney Crosby donates $50K to Special Olympics Canada ahead of Summer Games in Antigonish | Globalnews.ca

Sidney Crosby donates $50K to Special Olympics Canada ahead of Summer Games in Antigonish | Globalnews.ca | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Sidney Crosby is once again giving back to the community that raised him.
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New equipment at a Nova Scotia beach creates accessible environment | CTV Atlantic News

New equipment at a Nova Scotia beach creates accessible environment | CTV Atlantic News | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
New equipment at a Maritime beach has made it possible for everyone to enjoy the surf and sand.
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It all adds up - Dal News - Dalhousie University

It all adds up - Dal News - Dalhousie University | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Kate Pepler (BA’16) is set to open Halifax’s first zero-waste café and store this fall — the latest chapter in her deep dedication to sustainability.
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Nova Scotia unveils new Mi'kmaq licence plate featuring petroglyph | CTV Atlantic News

The Nova Scotia government has unveiled a new Mi'kmaq licence plate, the latest cultural group in the province to receive its own plate.
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Former Caps player-coach Bill Riley receives honour in native Nova Scotia | Hockey | Sports | The Telegram

Former Caps player-coach Bill Riley receives honour in native Nova Scotia | Hockey | Sports | The Telegram | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it

Players like Bill Riley helped set the stage for the gains made by black hockey players in today’s NHL.

It wasn’t easy being a black man playing on hockey’s highest stage in the 1970s. He and Washington Capitals’ teammate
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Rural bookstore trades in books, imagination and old-fashioned summer vacations

Rural bookstore trades in books, imagination and old-fashioned summer vacations | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
RIVER JOHN, N.S. — Down a sunny dirt road, deep in rural Nova Scotia, is a magical place.
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An Insider’s Guide to Halifax –

An Insider’s Guide to Halifax – | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
While exploring Halifax, it can be easy to miss the hidden gems. Sure, we’ve got an awesome harbour, wicked lobster rolls, and that big explosion, but there’s so much more this city has to offer! Let me introduce you to some of my favourite events and hangouts, so you can kick back and experience Halifax like a local.
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Dartmouth’s Andy Hay earns spot in MasterChef Canada final

Dartmouth’s Andy Hay earns spot in MasterChef Canada final | Nova Scotia is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Dartmouth’s Andy Hay has baked his way into the MasterChef Canada final. In a tight battle Tuesday night, Hay edged out Michael Griffiths, of Richmond Hill, Ont., in a challenge for the second spot in the final.
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