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Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney takes fundraising to new stage
Members of a Cape Breton theatre company are taking the same creativity they put into their onstage productions and using it to fend off potential bankruptcy. Wesley J. Colford, artistic and executive director of the Highland Arts Theatre in ...
How does your garden grow? East Coast gardener shares her tips and tricks
A flower garden, rich in colours, shapes, and textures, takes root when an ever-hopeful gardener begins a capricious romance with Mother Nature. Forty years of gardening has taught Anne Jenkins to expect a bit of mystery, whether from the plants, ...
KEELYWOOD: New summer TV series worth watching are on the way
Pandemic or no pandemic, summer or winter, you can find me in sweatpants watching television. Is there a snack in my hand? It’s safe bet. Did I ask my husband to grab me something even though I’m perfectly capable and actually closer at ...
North Sydney photographer created prom-like package for grad with dying parent
John Ratchford jumps between his camera and the graduates as he sets up another shot for their “prom experience” session. The North Sydney-based photographer who owns Ratchford Studio is focused on light, angle and framing as the ...
RECYCLED LOVE: Jo-Ann Roberts has deep love, respect for animals
Jo-Ann Roberts is the interim leader for the Green Party of Canada and a resident of Halifax. Roberts has endless positive energy, an engaging laugh, and she genuinely cares about people. She works 12 to 14 hours a day, dedicating all of her ...
IN PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of a prom-like experience in Bras d'Or
The Riverview High School grads who booked the 2 p.m. spot for a Ratchford Prom Experience on June 26 smiled and laughed through the two-hour long session. Social distancing was maintained, and public health guidelines on group numbers were ...
Class of 2020: Citadel High School celebrates graduates’ outstanding achievements
Sophia Wedderburn knew when she became a student at Citadel High School that she was in a place where she would “thrive and grow in countless ways.” Wedderburn said she is proud to be a graduate of the Halifax high school. Principal ...
Class of 2020: Cape Breton grads considered game changers
Memorial High School in Sydney Mines, N.S., is proud to highlight the achievements of the 2020 graduating class. The class includes honours student Ailish Sullivan, who is described as a “change-maker” by teacher Stacey ...
ASK ELLIE: Parents concerned for daughter, grandchildren after becoming aware of summer travel plans
Q – My wife and I have two adult girls. One lives about an hour west of Toronto with two daughters, ages eight and six. The other lives five minutes away from us. She has a small dog who she brings along when she visits us from her ...
ASK ELLIE: Childhood trauma should only be probed by a professional therapist
Q - My ex-husband and I separated 30 years ago. Our marriage basically ended one year prior to his leaving. He’d said that if I left him, he’d tell our son, age seven, and daughter, age four, that he’d never see them again. I ...