2011 marks the first of what we promise to make an annual event: a made-in-Atlantic Canada awards program that recognizes regional companies and organizations making exceptional efforts towards corporate social responsibility and sustainable prosperity. It’s important to stress that there are no “giveaways” in these …

By sea and by air, Nova Scotia’s capital is the entry point for millions of visitors each year. Here’s the breakdown of those numbers. Airport Passengers The number of enplaned and deplaned passengers at Halifax Stanfield International Airport has risen by nearly 18 per cent …

Leader of the iPod nation He’s up at 5:30 a.m. each day for a morning jog, his workouts fuelled by Radiohead, or some other of the estimated 15,000 songs on his iPod. He powers through up to 40 novels a year – and three times …

Giving gifts As one firm found out, the right corporate Christmas event can do wonders for the community within the office walls and beyond. This time last year, I shared the story of a Christmas Pageant – Target Margeting’s tale of cross-dressing, beer-swilling, mad-dancing mummers …

Mature products, flattening profits and increased competition from cyberspace have pushed the Atlantic Lottery Corporation to quietly seek out new opportunities – they just aren’t very keen to discuss them The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says its players have been “dreaming big” since 1976. That’s when …

As the founding executive director of the G. Wallace F. McCain Institute for Business Leadership at the University of New Brunswick, Nancy Mathis argues that keeping entrepreneurs connected to one another is a key factor of long term business success in the region. To this …

Nova Scotia is working on a big move to renewable energy, with hard targets in the short to medium term For a long time in Nova Scotia, coal was undeniably king. The mines of Cape Breton provided the bulk of the province’s power. But those …

Investment is on the rise throughout downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. So much so that the view – from both sides – is about to change dramatically. On one side of the harbour construction is beginning on two 14-storey apartment blocks which will tower over the …

If it was an avalanche of avarice that triggered the first great global recession since grampy was knee-high to a T-bill, it will be a surfeit of stupidity that sparks the second. For the former, we can properly blame the largely self-regulated, international financial system …

Once again I am exercising editorial privilege in delaying a promised piece on rural development. The current macro-economic environment is just too important to ignore. The U.S. is mired in what seems to be a hopeless political gridlock which is sapping business and consumer confidence. …

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