Maritimes

Why I Drove My 16-Year-Old Daughter Halfway Across Canada

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

She would get a quality education in any of these places, to be sure. And she would learn about navigating life independent of her parents, whether she is in residence in Hamilton or Kingston or Fredericton. But would she experience a new culture in Kitchener-Waterloo? Would life be so much different in Eastern Ontario than it is here in Niagara?

Foghorns Of Vancouver Awaken Childhood Memories

Jane Macdougall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jane Macdougall

It wreaks its usual havoc, fog does. Commutes are complicated; flights are delayed; things get wet. So surprisingly wet. But many of us are delighted, for with the fog, comes the foghorn. The foghorn! The low, baying sound of a Vancouver from an earlier time is back. And with it, so many of our childhood memories.

Climate Change Could Throw Atlantic Canada into Chaos

David Suzuki | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We sometimes too easily overlook Canadians in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador -- coastal regions, like ours, on the front lines of climate change. Atlantic Canada faces risks if climate change is left unchecked, with more severe storms causing surging tides, flooding and widespread coastal erosion.

How Bad Journalism Demeans Atlantic Canada

Nick Fillmore | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper's demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in contemptuous language, they're promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy -- and the people -- of the region.

EI Reform Protests Sweep Quebec

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Workers across Quebec and parts of the Maritimes gathered Saturday to denounce the federal government's Employment Insurance changes.Powerf...

Snow And Wind Whip Maritimes

CBC | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada

Heavy snow and driving wind forced closures and created dangerous driving conditions around the Maritimes Monday, with power outages reported in some ...

Dispatches From Down East: Thank God It's Sunday Night

Lori Gard | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Two storm days back-to-back, courtesy of the Nor'easter that hit the Maritimes this past weekend, and I am more exhausted and wrung out than I was Friday afternoon. I now know why some animals eat their offspring. It would at the very least be one way to keep things quiet around the den.

You Want Hospitality? Visit P.E.I.

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island -- Olympic moments happen across this country on a daily basis. The participants may not be going for gold medals like the competitors at the London 2012 Summer Games, but they are striving to achieve ultimate success. Although they do it in obscurity, the spirit with which these entrepreneurs pursue their goals is similar to the dedication elite athletes have for their disciplines.

Dispatches from Down East: Where It Pays to Be Nice

Lori Gard | Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada
Lori Gard

Being polite certainly is a must for those Islanders who depend on the tourism sector that helps fuel their economy. I have had run-ins with people, both from the Maritimes and not, who don't understand the value that being nice has for their business. Bottom line, no kindness, no repeat visit.

Irene Arrives In Canada

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2011 | Canada

HALIFAX - Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a post-tropical storm late Sunday as it steamed toward the Canadian border still packing enough of a punch...

Hurricane Irene Will Hit Maritimes, Eastern Quebec On Sunday

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2011 | Canada

HALIFAX - The path of hurricane Irene remained unchanged Saturday, meaning the massive storm would likely bring heavy rain and the potential for hurri...