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March/April 2020

Meet 15 Atlantic Canadian women in tech

The story of coding is a story about women. From Ada Lovelace, who wrote the world’s first computer program, to the Black women scientists at NASA—like Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, who became the subjects of the Hollywood blockbuster film Hidden Figures—women were among the first heroes of computer science. They were there […]

A traveller’s guide to insurance

It’s just as important as your passport—even when you staycation

Culture shock

10 unexpected experiences in Atlantic Canada

Failure to launch

Despite months of uncertainty over when (or if) the heavily subsidized Maine-to-Yarmouth ferry will sail again, Nova Scotia tourism operators aren’t ready to abandon ship

Let’s do launch: WeyMedia’s Maria and Stephen Weyman

Maria and Stephen Weyman are co-founders of WeyMedia and its software platform creditcardGenius, which compares and ranks Canadian credit cards.

Terry Malley goes full throttle

What do you do when, after nearly 40 years, your auto-making company is purring like a kitten? Put the pedal to the metal.

Take the pledge

12 best practices to build gender diversity in your company Over the past year, a trio of Atlantic Canadians have been quietly preparing a call to action on gender diversity and inclusion. Now, entrepreneur/co-creator of Rival & Queen podcast Sarah Murphy together with Sequence Bio’s CEO Chris Gardner and human resource manager Maddie Coombes are […]

Our roundup of food, culture and travel news for March 2020

Fork Restaurant Thirty minutes outside St. John’s, N.L., comfort foods meet Asian flavour In 1900, the French tire manufacturer Michelin created a series of guidebooks to encourage car rides around France (hence getting drivers to wear out their tires faster) and transformed the international dining scene with their incognito critics and star-rating system. Since then, […]

Women’s work

My youngest brother was the first person in my family to get a computer game. It was the early 1980s and I remember him playing that Atari for hours… Mario Bros, with its earworm soundtrack, and Asteroids were his favorites. I played too, but not for very long and never with any great interest. I […]

One of a kind

Stephen Kimber reflects on the John Crosbie he knew in the latest Just Sayin’.

A suggestion to big oil

With my most recent two columns having been about climate change, I hadn’t intended to continue to expand on the subject in this issue. But I changed my mind after reading a media report on the objections being raised to the latest environmental report on the offshore oil sector. This report, on the issues around […]

Remembering John

Most people who remember the Hon. John C. Crosbie will do so for his larger-than-life political stature. “To Newfoundland and Labrador and to Canada, he was an independent spirit, a passionate nation builder, an orator of biting wit and charm, and always—forever—a tireless fighter for the people,” said his family in an official statement on […]

Vive la différence at EXPÉRIENCE by ANBL

Exciting wines. Rare Spirits. Unique Beer. This is what you will find at the new EXPÉRIENCE by/par ANBL boutique located in the heart of downtown Moncton at FiveFive Queen. Customers can expect to be greeted by a specially curated portfolio including limited batches, vintages and highly sought-after products from specialized producers. With two new wine […]

Keltic Lodge is the place to be in the Cape Breton Highlands

Look out any window of one of Keltic Lodge’s three restaurants and don’t be surprised if you see a lobster fisher catching lunch for you. That combination of comfort and outdoor experience is what this historic resort does best. “We really are the destination point for the outdoor enthusiast,” General Manager Kevin Hurd says. “We […]

Meet “The Mighty Miramichi” in Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors

New Brunswick’s Miramichi region offers something special for everyone—from world-famous fishing to riverboating to festival-hopping to museum-going. Here is where “Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors” meets the tides of modern life and history’s rich tales—all day, every day. “What distinguishes our area is the sheer variety of activities available to visitors,” says Wade Hallihan, the City […]

Urban and rural, Conception Bay South offers the best of both

No place on Earth is perfect. But for the best possible mix of rural and urban living, Conception Bay South comes pretty close. Located just 20 kilometers from bustling St. John’s, NL, this community of 27,000 features modern recreational facilities—pristine walking and hiking trails, parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas—and spectacular ocean views alongside excellent schools, health […]

Old Orchard Inn offers a legacy of hospitality

Since opening in 1972, the Old Orchard Inn in Nova Scotia’s picturesque Annapolis Valley has been open year round and every day for 50-plus years says Sally Wallace, co-owner with her husband Bill. “We have a reputation in hospitality to uphold.” Indeed, they do. Over the past half-century, the Inn has become a fixture of […]

At White Point Beach Resort, business and pleasure mix naturally

Located in the heart of “Canada’s Ocean Playground”, White Point Beach Resort offers a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience as one of the top destinations of choice in the Atlantic Provinces. There’s a good reason for that. “We mix business with pleasure deliberately,” says Anne Stevens, the property’s Director of Sales. “We are a year-round destination, hosting […]

Don’t leave home without CAA in your pocket

Amid the myriad “What ifs” travelers face as they’re about to embark, few escape the attention of one of the most trusted brands in Canada—CAA Travel Insurance, a unique Member-focused insurance company. “We pride ourselves in offering the most comprehensive and affordable travel insurance products and services of their kind in Canada, tailored to meet […]

It’s the little things that count at Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre

How do you run a successful hotel for more than half a century? It’s no big deal if you know how to juggle a million little things at once. Just ask Judy Sparkes-Giannou, the managing director of the determinedly bespoke Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John’s, NL. “This is not a real estate […]



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