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These Kids Have The Coolest Way To Keep The Homeless Warm This Winter

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.21.2015 | Good News

A group of youngsters and a mom in Canada made a kind-hearted gesture last weekend to help homeless people in Halifax, Nova Scotia, stay warm this win...

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

Sharon Hoge | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Nova Scotia's Annual Treasury of Sight and Sound Around the world, there are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and there are music festivals, but the combi...

Boy With Cancer Can’t Get Out Much, So Neighbors Build Him Special Backyard Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.04.2015 | Good News

A young boy with cancer who doesn't get to leave the house often is now the master of his own special domain, thanks to his hugely supportiv...

Nova Scotia, Spain's Costa Brava and 5 Other Food-Filled Honeymoons

Food52 | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel

Thinking about the moments after the buzz of getting married -- when not every waking hour is dedicated to florals, hors d'oeuvres or seating -- can be exciting and wonderful. And especially when you're planning a trip you and your partner will take to celebrate just being together.

Artist Susan Sweet Talks About Painting And Living In Rural Nova Scotia

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Perhaps it was inevitable that I would eventually end up interviewing family - as I am not the lone artist in our bloodline. So, as a photography and arts blogger, it made sense to corner my aunt, painter Susan Sweet, and try to squeeze a little more than an artist statement out of her. Here is my attempt.

Canada by Plane, Train, Boat, or Automobile

Findery | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel

Canada is an amazing country for long road trips. In fact, there is so much to see that you kind of want to have your own car to drive around and explore.

The Boys are Alright

Jeff Polman | Posted 03.17.2015 | TV
Jeff Polman

I have a guilty pleasure. Yes, I feel really guilty about it, and it's really pleasurable. I'm also late to the party by about 14 years, so I'll apologize for that in advance. It's the Canadian comedy series on Netflix called Trailer Park Boys.

How To Ship An Entire Church Building From Rural Nova Scotia To Small Town Louisiana

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | DAVID TERESHCHUK | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

Pastor Jerel Keene of Louisiana Church in Abita Springs, Louisiana needed a permanent church building for his Southern Baptist congregation. The searc...

Tim Hortons Reassures Wary Canadians: 'Our Coffee Still Sucks'

Kipp Friedman | Posted 11.01.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Following news that Burger King has purchased the ubiquitous Canadian Tim Hortons coffee chain, executives rushed to reassure skeptical Canadians that the acquisition will not affect the quality of its coffee and Timbits doughnut holes.

To Cape Breton Island on Friday the 13th: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Except that today is Friday the 13th, we're about an hour out of Halifax, some sensor or other has started ringing like a telephone, the driver has pulled over and is in urgent phone powwow with bus HQ -- and he's blaming Friday the 13th for our miscarriage.

Ships Ahoy in Halifax -- Cunard, Titanic and Sea Migrants: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I've been told several times already "you are now standing on the Equator" and "you are now crossing the Arctic Circle," but this is the first time I've been warned "you are halfway between the Equator and the North Pole."

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Budget Travel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day?

A Ferry To Canada?

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia (AP) — Nova Scotia's government has signed an agreement with a Maine-based company to run a ferry service between Portland, Ma...

Seeing The World

Joe Malone | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Joe Malone

Joe Malone, technical writer, was laboring over a novel when his shrink suggested sticking to pieces that could be read in minutes. The rest is histor...

More Canadian Finds From Folk Alliance 2013

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Revisiting the stack of CDs I brought back from Folk Alliance 2013 reveals that there are more interesting Canadian acts I haven't shared with readers yet -- which is fitting, since the meeting was in Toronto.

Favorite Finds From Folk Alliance 2013: The Canadians

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Every year in February, Folk Alliance International brings together folk musicians, promoters, labels, organizers, agents, managers, DJs, journalists, and other folk lovers, for a giant trade show and music showcase.

Cycling Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.27.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The director at the Salmon Museum tells me the largest salmon caught from the Margaree River was grabbed in 1927 and weighed 52.5 pounds.

'Black Widow' Suspected Of Trying To Kill Another Husband

AP | Posted 10.06.2012 | Crime

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia -- A Canadian woman nicknamed the "Black Widow" for her ability to persuade grieving widowers to marry her is accused of trying to...

Exploring Nova Scotia's Wine Country

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel
Anna Watson Carl

Stretching along the Bay of Fundy from Windsor to Digby, the Annapolis Valley is a patchwork of picture-perfect farmland, charming little towns and vineyards.

A Uniquely French Small-Ship Experience

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

We are among eight Americans aboard le Boreal as it sets sail on a 11-day, late summer cruise from Boston Harbor en route to Montreal. Of the 192 passengers on board, another handful or two are English-speaking, from the U.K., Australia and Canada. But the complexion of the ship is decidedly French -- not only because of the predominance of French-speaking passengers (from France, Switzerland and Belgium) but in terms of ambiance and style as well.

PHOTOs: Getting Musical In Nova Scotia

Sharon Hoge | Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

All day long, all over town, strollers hear the strains of Blues, Bluegrass, folk tunes -- Acadian, Celtic, Cajun, Quebecquois -- passed down through generations and mingled with new melodies.

LOOK: Incredible Blue Lobster Found

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

Canadian fisherman Bobby Stoddard caught a striking electric blue lobster in Nova Scotia early last month and is now looking to sell the rare crustace...

Visiting The Grave Of The Titanic's Real J. Dawson

AP | By ROB GILLIES | Posted 04.05.2012 | Travel

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Among the graves of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, there is one that was a magnet for bouquets and weeping girls in the 1990s. The na...

PHOTOS: 14 Wineries Where You Can Stay the Night

BootsnAll | Posted 04.13.2012 | Travel

Staying at a wine hotel means everything you need is within a short walk from your room.

PHOTOS: 10 Destinations For Independent Travelers In 2012

BootsnAll | Posted 03.01.2012 | Travel

For this list, we look past the usual tourist hotspots in favor of destinations that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, a little less-visited and slightly more adventurous.