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Bucket Listed: Canada’s grand railway hotels

Rival railway companies competed to attract visitors with hotels that recall Scottish castles, Bavarian fairy-tales, and the opulent French chateaux

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CEO of CarbonCure stands in front of concrete mixer truck and valve box

Science & Tech

Canadian company wins multi-million dollar prize for carbon-dioxide-injected concrete

Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies were one of two winners of the prestigious Carbon XPRIZE

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Travel

Hanging around Halifax

There’s never a bad time of the year to visit the east coast

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Travel

The Essential Itinerary: Halifax

The formula for making the most of a three-day getaway to the Nova Scotia capital during the blustery fall season includes a hefty dose of the great indoors — and the food, drink, art and crafts that come along with it

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Coral bleaching at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016

Environment

Study finds marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense

New Canadian research suggests marine ecosystems are quite literally in hot water as the global climate warms

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Halifax Harbour after explosion of December 6, 1917

History

The disaster that reshaped a city

100 years after the Halifax Explosion, the city retains traces of its pre-war life

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Plan of Melville Island

Mapping

The little-known history of Halifax’s island hoosegow

Today it’s home to a yacht club, but two centuries ago Melville Island was packed with prisoners, not boats

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