Flowers Upon Flowers At Kingsbrae Garden

In Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea, there is a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece open to the public every day. “These peonies are the size of my head,” I thought as I walked past rows of my favourite kind of flower bush. Plush, round, and hued in several shades of pink and white, the many majestic peonies caught my attention…

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Where Locals Can Convene In An Igloo Church

In Nunavut’s capital, several notable buildings are designed with traditional Inuit culture and aesthetics in mind. These days, in Nunavut, there aren’t many snow and ice igloos, or iglus, that are considered permanent residences. But there is one church in Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital, that was clearly constructed with the traditional ice-block dome abode in mind.…

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Moon Mist Ice Cream Is (Mostly) A Maritime Thing

The popularity of this pastel galaxy treat is fueled by its unique flavours, aesthetics and nostalgia. While the pale purple, blue and yellow swirls of Moon Mist ice cream is simply a beauty to behold, reminiscent of pastel sunsets over the Atlantic ocean, the flavour isn’t so easy to pinpoint at first. One lick in…

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100 Years Ago In Canadian Print Ads, Catalogues & Brochures

Back in the 1920s, doctors could write you alcohol prescriptions, mothers bought cars to keep the family together, freckles were called “ugly masks” and long-johns cured influenza. When I was a young kid, a game I played with my sister involved us cutting out items from a Sears catalogue and gluing them to paper to…

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Day-Tripping “The Lobster Capital Of The World”

In Shediac, New Brunswick, even the sidewalks and bridges are decorated with its famed crustaceans. The Maritime travel bubble has opened this week and that means tourists from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland will be flocking to New Brunswick to explore its beaches, resorts, villages and nature parks – for the first time…

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The Future Of CBD Looks Bright In Canada

“There seems to be a lot of companies trying to get into the popular space, and lots of new and different products coming out almost daily.”   All cannabinoids, including CBD which is most commonly derived from industrial hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC (meaning you can’t get high from it), are regulated under…

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Annual Ottawa Indigenous Festival Goes Virtual This Year

Indigenous chefs and artisans are teaching the public their crafts in video tutorials and other online spaces. Each year in Ottawa the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is held in June to celebrate the traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures of Canada. Typically, over several days, pow-wows, craft work shops, cooking shows and concerts…

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There’s A Historic Moncton “Castle” You Can Rent On Airbnb

Once a convent and orphanage, the manor now houses luxury condos. From the outside, the Gothic archways with hood moulding rise at the entrances, creating a majestic verticality, much like the nearby Tudor and Gothic arch window openings with mullion tracery, the large turret on the south-east corner and the towered frontispiece. In case you…

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Spring Means Fiddlehead Season In Eastern Canada

“It often involves a ride in a canoe to get to the best picking grounds.” Spring in Canada is a much-welcomed season for obvious reasons. It brings more daylight, warmer temperatures and the end of cabin fever. It’s also the time to pull out recipes for fresh, seasonal produce like asparagus, rhubarb and spinach. For…

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Halifax Only Apologized For Africville 10 Years Ago

Africville may be found in some history books but former residents know this chapter of Canadian black history is not truly over yet. While people are protesting against anti-Black violence all across the United States and the rest of the world these last two weeks, a “prayerful” protest was held on Sunday evening at Nova…

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