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A Father’s love is boundless. He is your loudest cheerleader and your biggest fan. He is your son’s first hero and your daughter’s first love. Whether he is giving you his best advice or telling you a corny dad joke, he is always there for you. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we have come up with some great ideas to help you show him how much you care.

Things are starting to open up a bit and some restrictions are being lifted.  Supporting local is great for both dad and our economy. Here are some great gift ideas from places right here in Nova Scotia. 

 

Selby's Bunker

Selby's Bunker is a coffee and gift shop located in Dartmouth in the Cole Harbour area. There are lots of little gifts for dad in there including cool socks,

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This year, Mother's Day might look a little different for everyone. But don't let that get you down! Whether you celebrate your mother, grandma, aunt, sister or another special mother figure in your life, we have come up with lots of ways to help you make her feel special even at a distance. 

 

 1. Gratitude Video

Ask each of your siblings/children to share their favourite memory on camera and create a video montage. Throw in some favourite pictures of you all together and some great ones of her alone, mix that with a great song and you have the perfect present for her to keep forever. 

 

2. At Home Wine Tasting

This may not be the same as sending her to a beautiful vineyard somewhere in the province, but it's as close as we

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Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday that celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of the Puebla, on May 5, 1862. This Holiday is more often celebrated north of the border and has taken on a different significance, that of Mexican-American culture, which began in California as early as 1863. Mexican celebrations of Cinco de Mayo are much more ceremonial and feature things like military parades or battle reenactments. 

Here in Canada, we celebrate the day with our favourite Mexican-inspired food & drink!

This year, celebrations will have to take place at home so we’ve complied a few of our favourite recipes that are super simple to make & we’ve included lots of substitutions to hopefully minimize your trips to the

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Lawrence Town Beach, March 25, 2020

 

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean that everyone needs to go bonkers! The thought of having to spend every waking hour with my beloved children has me a little overwhelmed. I know I am not alone here! Something we will all take away from this global crisis is that teachers of children for every age do not make enough money, nor do they get enough appreciation. I am working from home during this, so my children need to have some sort of structure for the hours that I am working. We have a schedule set up that is in no way set in stone, but it gives my kids some direction where they need it. I set up alarms on my middle son’s cell phone with each of the alarms named with what type of activity to do next. We all sat together and came up with things to

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We know how strange and stressful things are right now with so many "what if" and "how do I" questions floating around. We wanted to lighten the load a bit and create a directory of links and resources for any kind of support or service you might require during these uncertain times.

We're including everything from where to apply for EI benefits to ways you can continue supporting local businesses while maintaining social distancing. 

Health Resources:

A Practical Guide to Self-Isolation from Doctors NS

Government of Canada Symptoms & Treatment

Government Resources:

Government of Canada COVID-19 Info

Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Relief 

Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Info

Homeowner Resources:

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So let’s get real… how are you? Are you doing ok with social distancing? Are you going out of your mind with boredom yet? Well, I have some good news for you! Spring has arrived today and we now have something positive to brighten our days, literally! Days are staying brighter for longer and the temps are slowly rising. Do you know what that means? It’s SPRING CLEANING time! There’s nothing that makes me feel happiness at home like a clean and organized house. That fresh feeling I get from clearing out all the unwanted energy and stale air from the winter is just so satisfying. I mean don’t get me wrong, I like winter (no I do not) but there is just something about the earth being re-born after freezing for so long that really gets me in the feels.

In

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March Break. It is what it is …. a break! A week for our kids (and their ahh-maa-zing teachers) to have a well-deserved break from all the learning (teaching) they have been doing. A time to refuel, a time to leave the go-go-go mentality behind. This year, as the same as most years, we will be staying home in good ol’ Nova Scotia! Mainly because I would prefer my kids get some sort of gastro bug in the comfort of our home rather than in a tropical environment where it might take 10 minutes to get back to our room to use the bathroom! 

This year, I’ve put a lot of thought into what a great March break would look like for my family and I’ve come up with a fun-filled week that I hope you might be able to take advantage of as well! We aren’t going too

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Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?

Pancakes have always been one of my favourite foods, so naturally any day dedicated to having them for dinner is also my favourite!

Growing up Catholic I knew it as Shrove Tuesday, but you may know it by one of its other names: Fat Tuesday, Mardis Gras, or simply, Pancake Day. It falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent, a period of fasting and abstinence that lasts for 40 days and ends with Easter. In cultures where it is called Mardis Gras or Fat Tuesday it marks the final day of Carnival and your last day of "fat eating" before Lent. Traditionally, you would give up certain foods to absolve you of your sins, or to be "shriven". Pancakes are associated with this day

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Nova Scotia's Heritage Day – 2020 – Africville

 

The third Monday of February each year brings us our Provincial Heritage Day. This day is our annual reminder to bring people together to honour the remarkable people, events and places in Nova Scotia’s History. This year’s Heritage Day recognizes Africville. This day also happens to fall on the 10th Anniversary of the apology to Africville. Africville holds great significance to our African Nova Scotian Community.

This day will bring light to the tragic story of displacement of and discrimination against the people of Africville. It will also bring light to the incredible sense of community, pride and heritage that the former residents of Africville still share to this day.  This pride and

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