Have you ever wondered where, exactly the food on your table comes from? Who is behind all the dairy, meat and vegetables you eat every day?



Atlantic Open Farm Day gives us the opportunity to learn all about it, and experience a bit of it for ourselves! For the past 21 years, farms throughout Atlantic Canada participate in Atlantic Open Farm Day, a day where these farms invite us in to visit, ask questions, and enjoy everything they have to offer.

This years’ Open Farm Day takes place this Sunday, September 19th, 2021. It’ll be a hybrid event of online and in-person activities, with each farm offering a unique and exciting experience.



21 farms in Nova Scotia are participating in Open Farm Day this year. Take your…

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Happy first day of school to HRCE students and parents! It’s a fresh new school year so why not give our homes a little refresh? Below are 5 ways to organize your home to have the best school year yet.

1. Backpack Drop Zone

The last thing on your child’s mind once getting home after school is organizing the contents of their backpack. It doesn’t take long for papers, leftover snacks, extra clothing and who knows what else to accumulate though.

Create a system to make backpack emptying part of the daily routine to avoid a build up weeks down the line.

Set out bins for your child to sort out everything in their backpack and where each item should be. Label each bin with the room in your home its’ contents will be destined for -…

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Looking for something to do this rainy weekend? Host an evening of music celebration with Halifax Jazz Fest!

Halifax’s 35th Annual Jazz Festival began July 15th and continues all the way to August 15th this year! Turn the festival’s line up of free and ticketed shows into your own at-home red carpet event with the following tips!

Tickets

Gather your friends or family for a fun night of Jazz music appreciation. Many performances can be streamed for free on YouTube! Group tickets for ticketed performances can be purchased through Halifax Jazz Festival's website.

Photo Booth

A staple feature of music festivals is dressing up with your friends and capturing memories throughout the event. Create the same feel by hanging a white sheet,…

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Finding a unique, useful gift Dad will love is difficult to do. If you're celebrating a father figure in your life this year, here's a list of a few local businesses that can help you make him feel special!

 

New Scotland Brewing

New Scotland Brewing is offering gift boxes just for Father's Day. Treat Dad to an array of local tastes through these local beer flavours!

 

Char Boyz

Char Boyz' Father's Day BBQ gift boxes are the perfect gift for the Dad that loves to grill. Pick up locations include Lake City Cider, Garrison Brewery, and Westside Beers Spirits and Wines, so you can grab some local brews and ciders to go with!

Freak Lunch Box

Does your Dad have a sweet tooth? Treat him to the best candy in town from Freak…

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Coming soon to market!

Stunning middle unit executive townhouse, with the most magnificent view, fully finished on three levels. The quality continues upstairs with a primary bedroom, walk-in closet and three piece ensuite. Two other bedrooms share a full four piece bath.

 

ICF foundation and firewall for comfort and sound.

 

Paved driveway. Natural Gas heat & HWBB, Low E Argon windows!

 

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Victoria Day is coming up this Monday, meaning May's long weekend is just about here! A weekend signifying the start of the camping season, an unofficial beginning of Summer, May's long weekend is beloved by many of us Nova Scotians.

 

As the Third Wave is upon us, we all know the importance of staying home to slow the spread. So here are some fun ways for your household bubble to make the most of the long weekend - right within your own community!

Camp Out in Your Backyard

 

All the fun of camping, without all the hassle of dragging five bags of "essentials" into the woods. Set up the tent for a night of s'mores-making and song-singing under the stars.

Tour the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Several exhibitions…

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Coming soon! 36 Brackstone, off Stone Mount Drive Lower Sackville $449,900.

 

Three bedroom and den, truly, well landscaped, immaculate, Ductless MS, and oil Hope water heat. Shed, great decking and fire pit. Single car garage.

 

Ready to move into!

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If you need a place to work from home! GREAT VALUE and quality of craftsmanship co-exist beautifully in what was one the builder`s own home. Come and see the absolutely stunning custom kitchen (all appliances are included), sunny & open living room with cathedral ceiling, a great master bedroom with custom built ins and pocket doors leading the way to a massive walk in closet fit for Oprah. There is a huge garage with fantastic workshop, and at the end of the day you can relax out back with the family & friends on the enormous deck. But wait, there is more. On the sunny lower level you can entertain guests in the rec room; perfect for a home theatre. Work from home undisturbed in a room well suited for that office/den or…

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While certainly a popular sentiment, it's not entirely accurate. There are little fires here and little fires there, and it's true that houses in some areas are selling faster than others and some types of houses generate multiple offers.

In order to understand the market we are currently in, you need to understand what is driving the multiple offers, low inventory, etc.

A metric that REALTORS® use is the "Sales to List Price Ratio", or in others words... What is the percentage of price over the list price that homes are selling for?... On average!

Currently it is at 103.99%* which means that if a house was listed at $100,000 it would, on average, sell for $103,990. If it was listed at $300,000 it would, on average, sell for $311,970.
*As of…

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We're Canadians Eh? 

As Canadians, we know what winters can be like. Now that winter is upon us it's a good idea to be prepared for Nova Scotia's unpredictable weather. Most of these tips can be used for any storm, whether it is winter or any other season. 

Were you here for White Juan? I remember it very well and, I also remember not being prepared for it. I will certainly never forget the amount of snow we received during that storm! We haven't had a storm quite like that in a while but we need to stay vigilant especially during these unprecedented times we are living in. It's time to take stock of what you have to be prepared for in a storm. Do you have everything you need?

We've created a helpful guide to preparing your home and family…

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