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Below is a list of past Viewsletter issues for you to enjoy:
April 20th, 2013
Saltscapes’ founding food editor, Marie Nightingale, author of several cookbooks, including the perennial favourite, Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens, has been named by Slow Food Nova Scotia as our region’s first food hero.
April 6th, 2013
Young kids, tweens and teens can learn to make movies at Halifax’s annual Viewfinders Film Festival — a weeklong festival of film, video and media for youth.
March 23rd, 2013
The Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards took place last week in Toronto; awards went to organizations and individuals “who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction.” At the front of the pack: Atlantic Canada’s own Kingsbrae Garden, in St. Andrews, NB, which won Garden of the Year.
March 9th, 2013
Halifax is hopping with live music in the lead-up to the East Coast Music Awards Gala, which takes place Sunday, March 10, at the city’s Cunard Centre. More than 2,000 musicians have converged for this 25th-anniversary event. Saturday’s highlights include a children’s concert at the Keshen Goodman Public Library, a live CBC Radio broadcast from Citadel High’s Spatz Theatre, a showcase featuring musicians from Newfoundland and Labrador, and much more.
February 22nd, 2013
Are you a displaced Atlantic Canadian hungry for a bit of downhome-style fun? If you happen to be in Ottawa on Friday, March 8, join like-minded folks for the Nova Scotia Kitchen Party at Ottawa’s Lunenburg Pub, 4-7pm. Bring family, friends and colleagues and see live images of NS (via Nova Scotia Webcams); test your knowledge of trivia about the province (yes, there will be prizes); and hear music from relocated Cape Bretoners, the Cape Breton Sessions.
February 11th, 2013
Fingers crossed for good weather; if it’s fine, the Winery Association of Nova Scotia’s Winter Wine Festival will take place this weekend, February 9 and 10 (if not, February 16 and 17 are the alternative dates). Enjoy sledding, snowshoeing and sleigh rides along with wine pairings and meals at vineyards throughout Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.
January 24th, 2013
The bar opens at 6:30pm; enjoy cocktails and mingle until the guests at the head table are — of course — piped in. The Selkirk Grace is recited and the Cock-a-Leekie Soup served, then the chef, yielding the much-anticipated haggis, is piped in, and the evening continues in this vein, with more readings, toasts and delicacies.
January 10th, 2013
There’s nothing like a proper country breakfast, and on the third Sunday of every month at St. Georges Channel Hall, in the beautiful setting of the Bras d' Or Lakes, Cape Breton, diners can tuck into eggs, pancakes, sausage, beans, home-fries and more.
December 20th, 2012
For the past few weeks, dozens of businesses and restaurants in uptown Saint John, NB, have been displaying gingerbread houses and other incredible gingerbread creations, which will be raffled off on Saturday, December 22.
December 5th, 2012
Here’s a gift idea for the nature lover in your life: the Nova Scotia Nature Trust is working to raise $120,000 to acquire and protect a private property in Southwest Nova Scotia that provides a critical habitat for the endangered Blanding’s Turtle.
November 22nd, 2012
PEI Potatoes won big at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, held earlier this month in Toronto. Lewis Brothers of York, PEI, took the Champion Tablestock prize with their exceptional Yukon Gem potatoes.
November 8th, 2012
Liverpool, NS, is abuzz with Nova Scotia Music Week events from November 8-11. The festival and conference brings together industry professionals and musicians — and lovers of great music.
October 27th, 2012
It’s an exciting time for hockey fans in Nova Scotia. From November 5-11, Yarmouth, NS, will host the 2012 World Junior A Challenge hockey tournament, a competition between teams from the Czech Republic, Russia, the US, Switzerland, Canada West and Canada East.
October 13th, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, at 9:30am — rain or shine — the lobster fishing community of Alma, NB, will celebrate a spectacular “Launching of the Fleet,” in which the entire fleet of fishing boats leave the Alma Wharf for the Bay of Fundy...