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‘Every small piece makes a difference’: Thousands of healthy food packs to be distributed to Nova Scotia children

A child in a day camp program at St. Paul’s Family Resources Institute in Spryfield enjoying one of the items in the After the Bell food packs last summer. St. Paul’s Family Resources Institute is a member agency of Feed Nova Scotia and one of 87 locations in Nova […] Click here to view original …

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A new start on an old farm

Amanda Pearson and her family are bringing life back to an old Pictou County farmstead. – Aaron Beswick On Tuesday the Pearsons sat on their front stoop looking at land that doesn’t belong to someone else. “I counted nine last night,” said Amanda of the homes they’ve had through […] Click here to view original …

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A new start on an old farm

Annapolis Valley farmers scrambling for water during dry summer

Sprinklers water strawberry plants being grown in Lakeville. Drought conditions have farmers scrambling to find water. (Paul Palmeter/CBC) Drought: it’s a dirty word in a farmer’s world. Unfortunately, it’s a reality this summer in Nova Scotia that has left some farmers scrambling to find water for their crops and […] Click here to view original …

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Annapolis Valley farmers scrambling for water during dry summer

Big Spruce Brewing Takes N.S. Gov’t To Task

This is an open letter by the owner of Big Spruce Brewing to the provincial government, pointing out how a variety of backwards laws and needless bureaucratic hoops make it very tough for craft brewers to stay competitive. A very good read: http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1405190-opinion-ten-ways-craft-beer-gets-the-bum’s-rush-in-n.s.

Brewers say new NSLC policy could set ‘dangerous precedent’ in Canadian beer market

Brian Titus, vice-president of the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia, says the policy change is unfair for smaller brewers. (CBC) Brewers across Nova Scotia are expressing frustration and confusion over a recent policy change that benefits a multi-national brewer located in Halifax’s north end. The Nova Scotia Liquor […] Click here to view original …

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CKBW piece on NovaScotiaFood.com

This site has been getting lots of media attention lately! This was the first piece to appear. Thanks to Ed Halverson at CKBW in Bridgewater for interviewing NSFood founder William Kowalski and posting this on the radio station site.

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