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Making Award-Winning Booze In Arisaig

By Andrew Macdonald The seaside community of Arisaig, in Antigonish Co., is famed for the quality of its Northumberland Strait lobster, robust fossil treasures, and beach, but a German immigrant is putting the fishing village and summer cottage enclave on the map for...

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Rejoice: It’s Fiddlehead Season

By Andrew Macdonald Fiddlehead lovers can rejoice: the season is well underway for the lowly ostrich fern, a delicacy in the Maritimes. It is retailed at farmers' markets, as well as grocers such as Pete's, Sobeys and Loblaws. Produce and meat shop Local Source on...

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That’s A Wrap: The Maple Syrup Season

Nova Scotia maple syrup producers who tapped their trees early this year had a sweet season.

The folks who didn’t get out ahead of global warming, which had the sap running in early February in some parts of the province, weren’t so lucky.

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The Warks: For The Love Of Unions

The Wark family of Hammonds Plains has had a longstanding passion and love affair for union work.

I refer to Joan Wark and Larry Wark, a couple who first met during the Canso Crisis, nearly 30 years ago.

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How allNovaScotia Became The Paper Of Record

Last week at the Cunard Centre, two of Atlantic Canada’s most entrepreneurial journalists, David Bentley and daughter Caroline Wood, gave out their secrets to success and hundreds of Nova Scotia’s best and brightest in business and politics gathered to listen.

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