Connect the Gap: Economic Opportunity on the Eastern Shore

This year, over 1.1 million visitors are flocking to Park Lineaire’s Le P’tit Train du Nord (Quebec) to cycle along the 232km converted rail trail. From near and far, visitors come and support a network of communities, B&Bs, Inns, restaurants, campgrounds, and activities such as water sports and golfing. The flat, off-road trail allows riders to experience nature with ease … Read More

22 Years of Squandering Growth in Halifax

“I have travelled to many places, but rarely did I find such a rich and well preserved landscape as around Halifax.” This is how Douglas Olsen, President and CEO O2 Planning+Design, described Halifax at the first stake holder session for the Halifax Green Network Plan, which his company has been hired to write. His company has operated across Canada and … Read More

The First Kiss Test

In Saint Margaret’s Bay, there is a small green bridge with a cove full of sailboats on one side and the open ocean on the other. It is just far enough away from the city that the night sky is still the night sky, and when I was 21, it made a heck of a spot for a first kiss. … Read More

Best Job in Halifax

Tristan Glen may have the best job in Halifax. He will spend his summer outdoors hiking, biking, canoeing and sailing the prettiest parts of Halifax: a trail floating on the ocean in Cole Harbour, an abandoned canal on Porters Lake, wild islands in Saint Margaret’s Bay. And folks plan to hold BBQ’s for him all along the way! What a … Read More