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Desmond Inquiry lawyer Adam Rodgers: ‘McNeil Government’s Northwood Review Does Not Inspire Confidence – Public Inquiry Would Have More Weight’
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As Tales Of Visiting Americans In Nova Scotia Failing To Self-Isolate Grow, Premier Stephen McNeil & Tim Houston Address This Alarming File
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MacPolitics: NDP Chief Gary Burrill Wades In On Tim Houston Giving ‘Ice’ To The Notebook
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MacPolitics: The 2018 Notebook Story That Resulted In Tim Houston Giving Us The Cold Shoulder
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Halifax’s Ross Jefferson: Demand For Hotel Rooms Exists, Five Projects On The Books For Metro Halifax
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Keeping Tourism Local: ‘The Heart. Soul. Halifax!’ Campaign Aims To Get Haligonians To Explore Their City
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Development: Szulewicz Brothers Buy Prime Corner At South Park & Rhuland Streets
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Development: How The Szulewicz Brothers Paid Close To Asking Price For South Park & Rhuland Property
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Development: Szulewicz Brothers With Strong Bonds In A Halifax Rental Market That Remains Strong
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Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup’s Questions: The NSLC Response From Bev Ware
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MacPolitics: NDP’s Gary Burrill Says McNeil Review At Northwood Falls Short Of Public Inquiry Into Nursing Home Deaths
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MacPolitics: Northwood Covid-19 Stats & Figures, The McNeil Government Review Mandate
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A Maritime Moment: Fishing Harbours Offer Artistic Scenery
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Cottage Life Encore: Perfect Apps For Cottage, Boating, Camping & Golfing
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The Summer Soundtrack: The Rankin Family’s ‘Gillis Mountain’ Takes Me Back To A Time Of Passage
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The Class of 2020: Royden Trainor Addresses Grade 12 Grads; Pandemic Gives New Meaning To Marty Robbins Classic ‘A White Sports Coat & A Pink Carnation’
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Wednesday Edition, Below
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When The Soundtrack Turns To Songs Celebrating Our Great Nation, Songs By Stompin’ Tom & Roger Whittaker Celebrate The Good In Canada
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Monday Edition, Below
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Super Post-Panamax Crane At PSA Halifax Terminal: Impressive Sight As It Arrives From China
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Sunday Edition, Below
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Exclusive: Bedford-Raised Hollywood Star Chase Tang Opens Up About Battles With Mental Illness, Credits Therapy For Now Healthy Outlook
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Maritime Moment: Can A Moth Be Pretty? Well How About This Green Moth Sighted In Ketch Harbour/HRM
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Saturday Edition, Below
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Halifax Port: Attention Captain Gray, Lawyer John Young Should Be Top Of Mind For New Port-Community Liaison Committee
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Fisherman's Market: Seafood Delivered Overnight Throughout Canada

Lunch With Alison

Coronavirus: Alison Strachan’s Tips For Staying Busy During Covid-19 – Updated News Article

Coronavirus: Alison Strachan’s Tips For Staying Busy During Covid-19 – Updated News Article

By Alison Strachan

As the Covid-19 situation around the world, and in Nova Scotia, continues to unfold and now with two of my family members in self-isolation, I decided to plan ahead on what to do now as I practice social distancing and what to do to keep busy if self-isolation becomes necessary.

Before considering options, here’s a personal tip from me: Whatever you choose to do to keep busy or pass time, set your watch, phone, or whatever you use as a timer for one or two-hour intervals. When the alarm goes off, it’s your reminder to stop, take a deep breath … or two … or three …, and drink some water. Deep breathing and water are simple and key wellness strategies, along with a good night’s sleep, that we often forget about in times of stress and anxiety.

Here’s my work-in-progress resource list.

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Meet Lunenburg Art Shop Co-Owners, The Cranstons

Lunch with Alison: Sharon and Guy Cranston — Where and What did we eat?   By Alison Strachan   My guests chose to eat at Salt Shaker Deli, owned by Martin and Sylvie Ruiz Salvador on what has quickly become ‘food alley’ — Montague Street in Lunenburg's old...

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Encore: Lunch With Alison: Me, Myself & I

By Alison Strachan Editor's Note: This story ran in late 2017 and has been updated to show new contact numbers for Nova Scotia Health Authority's Addiction Services. I had lunch with myself this week. I chose to eat alone at my home in Lunenburg in a beautiful kitchen...

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