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Sunday Edition, Below
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Extra! Extra! Ultimate Power Couple Seeks Butler For Swish HFX Condo & Chester Cottage-Mansion: A Dream Post For The Lucky Job Seeker
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We Get Mail: Reader Writes In From Chester Back Harbour: On Reports Of Americans Not Self-Isolating
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We Get Mail: Reader Writes Mansion At South Park/Rhuland Charming
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Alison Strachan This Week: A Very Berry Fabulous Recipe
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Real Estate In A Pandemic: Sandra Bryant Is Firing On All Cylinders
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Sandra Bryant Had A Ready Made Seller & Buyer In Her Realtor Database For 1029 South Park Street Deal
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Halifax’s Tristan Mills Chats On Airbnb Trends In The City’s Downtown Core In A Pandemic
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NS South Shore’s Jay Hiltz Chats On Airbnb Trends In A Pandemic
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A Chat With Kings Journalism Prof Kim Kierans, Named To Panel Designed To Right Size Newspaper Industry In Canada
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Ryerson’s Journalism Project: The Impact Of COVID On Canadian Media Outlets – Two Thousand Journalists Laid Off; Print Publications Suspend Or Permanently Killed Off
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Saturday Edition, Below
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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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Sunday 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

Millennial Entrepreneurs

Millennial Entrepreneur Lara Cusson Re-Opens Cafe Lara

Millennial Entrepreneur Lara Cusson Re-Opens Cafe Lara

By Andrew Macdonald The pandemic has been particularly hard on emerging millennial entrepreneurs, folk aged 25 to 37, defining an age group who are passionate and enthused about being their own bosses in the City of Halifax. Dedicated readers of The Notebook are...

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Millennial Entrepreneur Nic Merry To Franchise Out Geebo Cell Repair Store – Eyes The World Market

Millennial Entrepreneur Nic Merry To Franchise Out Geebo Cell Repair Store – Eyes The World Market

By Andrew Macdonald

Highly ambitious and quite successful millennial entrepreneur Nic Merry is poised to take his growing storefront Halifax-Sydney Geebo cell phone repair chain to the franchise market.

Speaking from his new two week old storefront on the city’s ultimate pedestrian street, Spring Garden Road, in the Lord Nelson Arcade, he tells me he will roll out a franchise program – and he is eyeing the world market.

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The Notebook Launches A New Website: New & Improved & Expands Our News Coverage

The Notebook Launches A New Website: New & Improved & Expands Our News Coverage

By Andrew Macdonald

Redesigning The Notebook website

As part of readership feedback, which I have been hearing as I began to meet with business leaders and politicos last fall, as part of a mission to see how to improve The Notebook, a constant theme I heard was to make the website more visually appealing.

And, so my talented Antigonish web development team began working towards a complete top to bottom redesign last December.

The fruits of that effort now result in what you see as a new 100% overhaul of the former website.

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Exclusive: Coffee Shop Wars To Play Out On Gottingen & Almon Streets

Exclusive: Coffee Shop Wars To Play Out On Gottingen & Almon Streets

There is word that commercial landlord Patrick Jabbour has done a leasing deal with an operator who plans to bring a coffee shop and deli to the corner of Gottingen & Almon streets.

Jabbour will rent out the former Subway shop in is building adjacent Stadacona.

I hope to talk to the café owner in an upcoming edition of The Notebook.

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