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  • Fewer cars key to economic growth, U.S. city planner says | The Chronicle Herald January 25, 2013
    Fewer cars downtown and in other urban areas will help grow the Halifax region’s economy, a San Francisco transit planner says. (INGRID BULMER / Staff) More economic vitality downtown and in other urban areas will come with fewer cars, a Halifax city hall meeting heard Thursday. And car use should be thought of as a […]
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  • 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest – Comedians January 25, 2013
        The 18th annual Ha!ifax ComedyFest announces superb line up for event, April 24-27 in Halifax (Halifax, NS) – Celebrating its 18th year, the 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest presents 28 top Canadian and international comedians from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27 in Halifax. The lineup includes hot comic headliners, Scott Thompson (Kids in […]
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  • Why the 99 per cent still matter in Canadian politics December 31, 2012
    LOLA LANDEKIC FOR THE TORONTO STARAs income inequality worsens, Canadians have become increasingly polarized. Hugh Mackenzie A year after the Occupy movement focused public attention on the income, wealth and opportunity gap between the top 1 per cent and the 99 per cent, the issue is attracting the attention of conservatives in Canada. Quite simply, […]
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  • Canada’s government should be “Idle-No-More” – Ralph Goodale December 31, 2012
    POSTED ON DECEMBER 30, 2012 Over the past few weeks, a remarkable movement has taken shape among indigenous peoples in Canada.  It’s called “Idle-No-More”. Beginning with four women from Saskatchewan, the movement is driven largely by women and youth using social media like Twitter and Facebook.  With the advice of elders, it’s committed to peaceful […] […]
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  • Constancy Constantly | December 30, 2012
    There is something so comforting, beautiful really, about those things that are constant. And no, I’m not talking about the constancy of change. I mean truly consistent – like the patterns of the ocean’s tide, the enduring ebb and flow. I can go to any shoreline in Nova Scotia and be assured that the waves […]
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  • Sense and Sensitivity December 4, 2012
    Warning: This blog may cause feelings of sadness. Reader discretion is advised. I know that my musings are meant to be positive, uplifting, glass half-full messages filled with hope and optimism. I cannot deliver on that today. And for that I apologize. But you have to know that not every single day can be an […]
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  • People Say the Darndest Things | November 13, 2012
    Have you ever taken the time to stop and truly listen to what it is that people are trying to tell you?  I don’t mean people with whom you are in relationships.  Relationships are best left for another blog, but I do so love sharing my perspectives on relationships.  Wow…major digression there.  I’m going to […]
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  • The Downtown Scoop…. Dawn Slone November 9, 2012
    Fate. Some people think that everything in life happens for a “reason”.  Perhaps it does. I’m not discounting any theories these days.  I just know that a few weeks ago I gave the graduating class at Eastern College (approx. 1500 people in attendance) an inspirational speech on the premise you never know what your future has in […]
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  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper? | Seventy-Six Days’ Notice November 7, 2012
    I had an interesting experience recently,  one that has given me pause to really think about the strength of the human spirit.  Of what it means to be human.  I visited the home of two men, I believe they are brothers, who are, for lack of a kinder and much  more appropriate term, social outcasts. […]
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  • Savage sets sights on downtown October 23, 2012
    Mayor-elect sees revitalization of Halifax’s core as top priority Mayor-elect Mike Savage answers questions as he visits city hall in Halifax on Monday. (ADRIEN VECZAN/Staff) As Halifax’s mayor-elect, Mike Savage has a laundry list of must-dos and hope-to-dos, but there is one item he says is staying at the top — downtown revitalization. “I want […] […]
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  • Get a Free Year on Tuts+ May 18, 2015
    Until 31 May you'll receive a free yearly subscription to Tuts+ when you purchase a hosting plan from Siteground.Starting from just $3.95 per month, Siteground offers three plans to get you on the way to hosting bliss.The StartUpThe StartUp Plan gives you all the essential hosting features you need to accommodate a "just getting started" websi […]
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  • How to Set Up Your Own Web Design Agency: Tips From the Pros May 18, 2015
    Do you want to be your own boss? If you’re working as a web designer, the prospect of going out on your own and setting up your own agency can seem tempting.But it’s not a simple task. You’ll need to learn a whole new set of skills, from bookkeeping to marketing, as well as taking practical steps like figuring out whether you have enough money to get started […]
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  • So You Want to Be an Art Director? May 15, 2015
    NBA Slam Dunk History by Kuba Bogaczyński.Design and illustration careers are as varied as the artists that hold them. Today we’ll take a peek behind the curtain at the career paths of Art and Creative Directors. Directors in the design world serve a variety of functions and can wear a variety of hats. I spoke to several artists who have worked or are curren […]
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  • Preparing for Client Negotiations: The Complete Guide May 11, 2015
    Negotiating isn’t about saying magic words that can hypnotize clients into paying higher rates or giving a raise. Yet many freelancers approach client negotiation with either fear or distaste, like it’s some black art.This is where this guide comes in. It will help dispel common misgivings you may have about negotiating with clients by showing you five concr […]
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  • 70 Fonts for Just $29! May 7, 2015
    Envato Bundles has just launched the massive Indie Font Bundle. It features over 70 handcrafted fonts from 36 independent authors. It's valued at over $1,300, but you can grab it today for just $29! That's a saving of over 97%. Hurry, because this offer is strictly limited and only on sale until the 18th of May.A Few of Our Favorite FontsAgaintsIns […]
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  • A Freelancer's Guide to Effective Budgeting May 4, 2015
    Freelance jobs can be like London buses: you wait ages, and then three come along at once. Clients also pay on varying schedules, from same-day to same-year-if-you’re-lucky.Add those two factors together, and you get a whole lot of income instability. One month you might have the income of a corporate banker, and the next month you’d have made more money wor […]
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  • Choosing the Right Website Builder for Your Needs April 30, 2015
    Websites needn’t always be complicated affairs and many tools today aim to bring the creation process to a wider audience than just those who can code. They haven’t always had an easy ride, but website builders such as Squarespace are very highly regarded these days, even among web design professionals.I’ll help you figure out which website builder is the be […]
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  • Getting Unstuck: Your Path Out of the Mid-Career Rut April 30, 2015
    If you're like many mid-career professionals, you've spent more than a few years working your way up to a good-paying job with a respectable title. But instead of basking in the satisfaction of a successful career, you find yourself feeling bored, restless—maybe even hopelessly stuck. If you can relate, you're in good company with many other p […]
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  • How to Embrace Convergence and Thrive as Hybrid Professional Photographer April 27, 2015
    From the very inception of photography and the invention of the camera, defining what a photographer is has been controversial. In the early days, photographers weren't artists—they were technicians. Painters were the real artists. Today, photography uses many of the same tools as other creative workers and the distinction between photography and other […]
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  • So You Want to Be an Animator? April 27, 2015
    Artwork by Erika Worthylake.Artists within animation have a variety of roles. Often when we think of the art team assembled for an animated show or feature, we focus solely on the animators themselves; often only those doing character animation. While I will cover that role, I'll also consider background animators, clean-up artists, storyboarders, art d […]
    Mary Winkler

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