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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.

A New Foodie Festival In Canada

Jill Fergus | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Jill Fergus

Right Some Good is the brainchild of Montreal-born Pearleen Mofford, who spent summers at her family's Cape Breton hotel and wanted to develop an idea to bring more visitors to Nova Scotia.

VOTE: Hip-Hop Arts Festival May Exclude Graffiti

Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

The Hip-Hop Hopscotch Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia is billed as a "celebration of urban arts," but should graffiti have a place in the festivities...

"Not Since Moses" Race: A Unique Opportunity to Run on the Ocean Floor

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports
Joan Brunwasser

In the Bay of Fundy, a hold of water pushing up from the Atlantic with nowhere to go, tides rise and fall in extremes, up to 50 feet twice a day, disappearing completely most the day, under the sea.

Green Light! No Charges For Man Caught Smoking Joint At Canadian Traffic Stop

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Weird News

When an officer asks if you smoked pot recently, thirty seconds ago isn't exactly the best answer. Police at a Nova Scotia traffic checkpoint were ...

Travel For Technophobes

Black Tomato | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

We understand that sometimes all these gadgets can, well, just get a little too much. So here's our guide to a world of travel without all the tech stuff.

Watch: 'The Student Poverty Song' Puts Debt To Music

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Joining the ranks of students rallying against debt are members of the Dalhousie University student union, whose video on student debt in Nova Scotia ...