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MURRAY METHERALL Business is booming at the Port of Halifax. Walls of containers stacked five high overshadow the port road. PSA Halifax Terminal looks to be bursting at the seams. Overflow stacks of empty containers are parked anywhere there ...
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In the last four months there has been a dramatic change in workplace culture as many Atlantic Canadians have transitioned to working from home. In early August we reached out to 1,800 employed Atlantic Canadians to learn more about their changing ...
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BILL HOWATT: COVID-19 has resulted in dramatic increase in Canadians’ mental health concerns
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SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS: Hero pay was never here to stay — MPs score cheap points on Canada's grocers
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