Nova Scotia

10 Ways to Make Marketing Go Viral

Mary Charleson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

This week, Tim Hortons uploaded a series of commercials to YouTube featuring Nova Scotia hometown boys Sidney Crosby and Nate MacKinnon serving up coffee. It elicited numerous tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook statuses at the time, and even garnered TV coverage. This campaign subscribes to many of the 10 top reasons things go viral, methods you too can use to spread your business' message.

This Woman Wants to Shake Up the Male-Dominated Trades Industry

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business
Kristen Marano

At an increasingly vocal time to achieve gender equality in business, Mandy Rennehan is an inspiring leader to follow. Rennehan, 39, is the founder and CEO of Freshco, the first full-service, on-call retail maintenance provider in Canada and the Eastern United States, servicing clients like Apple, Nike and Restoration Hardware. Rennehan recently ranked 25 of 100 Canadian top female entrepreneurs.

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Sentencing Adjourned For Former Paramedic In Sex Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada

In May a judge found Keats guilty of the 2013 assault.

N.S. Residents Rescue Whales In Second Mass Stranding In 2 Days

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada

Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea, marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod.

22 Things To Do In Nova Scotia If You Love History And Adventure

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living

With summer vacation in full swing, it's time to explore the incredible sites Canada has to offer — and the province that caught our attention this ...

Nova Scotia 'Virtually Nonexistent' In Business World: Study

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - A report commissioned by the Nova Scotia government says awareness of the province among some global business people is "virtually non-exist...

Nova Scotia Should Become the Second Province to Adopt a Carbon Tax

Merran Smith | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Merran Smith

A carbon tax is as a useful fiscal tool that can be tailored to meet both the environmental and economic goals of any given jurisdiction. How great would it be if Nova Scotia were to join hands with British Columbia as the second province to enact a carbon tax, and serve as climate leadership "bookends," inspiring all the others in between to follow suit.

Environmental Racism Remains a Reality in Canada

Ecojustice | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Impact

Turning a blind eye to the links between race, socio-economic status, and environmental risks doesn't make the issue any less real. The fact is, environmentally harmful activities take place in some communities more than others. The proposed Act to Address Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia is a powerful step in that direction.

Nova Scotia Court Staff Nauseous, Dizzy After Suspicious Package

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada

AMHERST, N.S. - Four employees at a courthouse in Amherst, N.S., were released from hospital Monday after complaining of nausea, dizziness and burning...

Nova Scotia Repeals 'Habitual Drunkards' Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is repealing 16 laws including one that allows for the appointment of guardians for "habitual drunkards" declared by the courts ...

Charges Laid After Woman Allegedly Burned With Hot Pizza

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada

TRURO, N.S. - A 29-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a weapon for allegedly smearing a hot pizza into the face of another woman early ...

Expect 'Difficult Decisions' In Budget: Finance Minister

CP | Tim Callanan, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's finance minister is warning there will be hard decisions ahead as she prepares the spring budget and attempts to steer the pro...

Another Beast In The East

CBC | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada

A late winter storm is steadily dropping lots of snow on much Atlantic Canada this morning. Parts of the Maritimes remain under a winter storm warn...

It's So Cold In The Maritimes That Fish Are Freezing To Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is investigating the death of some salmon at three aquaculture sites to determine if disease was a factor.However...

Former Tory MP Getting Back Into Federal Politics...With The Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Politics

DEBERT, N.S. - Former Conservative MP Bill Casey is getting back into federal politics -- this time with the Liberals.The Liberals say Casey won the n...


CBC | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada

The national weather service has issued a special statement ahead of the latest system heading for the Maritimes. According to Environment Canada,...

A Dark Day For Environmental Justice in Canada

Ecojustice | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada's disappointing decision to reject a class action, launched by Nova Scotians who say their health has been compromised by the notorious Sydney tar ponds, has shed more unflattering light on the state of environmental justice in Canada.

Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

CBC's Blind Spot in The Book of Negroes

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Adapted for the small screen, The Book of Negroes' Canadian debut occurs one month ahead of the U.S.A. premiere, appositely scheduled for Black History Month. As with any historical film depicting the bowels of inhumanity towards people of colour, it is an uneasy subject matter for the mostly lily-white CBC personalities.

Canada's Government Needs To Stop Providing Subsidies for Fur

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

Keeping wild animals trapped in cages and killing them by gassing or anal electrocution is inherently inhumane, and the toxic runoff from fur farms and the chemicals used to treat fur are extraordinarily harmful to the environment. This is why Humane Society International/Canada and thousands of Canadians are calling for a federal ban on fur farming.

Ron James Takes On Canada And The World | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

Ron James may not be a towering figure in height but when it comes to comedic talent and astute observations on people and society very few can touch ...

A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's s...

These Provinces Can Expect More Unemployment, Less Investment and Lower Income

Mark Milke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

By placing bans and moratoria on fracking, governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have essentially stopped pursuing socially and environmentally responsible onshore natural resource development, even though jobs and extra tax revenues are sorely needed in the region.

New Brunswick Ignores Neighbour's Energy Success

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. News reports suggest he'll implement that moratorium before Christmas. Quite a lump of coal for the people of his province in need of additional jobs and higher incomes.