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Women’s voices

A recent event at Pier 21 explored the immigrant experience from a woman’s perspective   By Chris Muise, Photos by Tammy Fancy The immigrant experience in Halifax isn’t easy to sum up; everyone experiences it differently. Add other factors and identity (like womanhood, motherhood, religion, and culture), and no one …

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Rolling out the welcome

The airport is where new immigrants enter Halifax. But they’re not alone when they get here   By Suzanne Rent David VanDerpuye landed at Halifax’s airport about 11 p.m. He was a long way from his native Ghana, coming to Mount Saint Vincent University to study. But when he got …

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Where the world gathers

The Seaport Farmers’ Market brings vendors from all origins together, offering an example for Halifax to follow   The stately Regal Princess glides alongside the Halifax pier. At first, the leviathan is silent and still. Soon, its passengers begin filing down the gangway. It disgorges brightly dressed Americans, elderly couples, …

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Transformation at Pier 21


Marie Chapman no longer drives around Halifax in an SUV, looking for discarded furniture to use in the Pier 21 offices. Chapman has just finished overseeing a five-year transformation that has seen the museum double in size and expand its scope. “We got $25 million and that included money for …

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