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John Grant

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Founder, Urban Halifax

Burnside Connector Will Boost Sackville, Bedford Economy

The multi-year, multi-million dollar project will help lessen traffic on the bridges, and spur economic development on the Halifax Mainland.

Halifax Council Just Killed Progress Right in its​ Tracks

Commuter rail has worked in cities of our size. Kitchener, Ontario (Pop: 523,000) is reaping hundreds of millions in economic benefits from their system....

Yarmouth Leads the Province in Tourism Growth

According to statistics released by TourismNS, Yarmouth leads the province in year-over-year growth in tourism. Tourism to Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore region of...

CNN Names Nova Scotia Top New Tourist Destination

According to CNN's new 2019 list of top summer travel destinations, Nova Scotia is the place to be. Falling only behind Las...

Tourism Brought a Record-Breaking $2.61 Billion to NS in 2018

Tourism is bringing billions to our economy, and visitors are spending more time and money when they arrive. 2018...

Halifax Real Estate Prices Jumped 14% in the Past Year

As the Canadian real estate market is slowing, Halifax is experiencing an unprecedented surge in activity. The average cost...

The $2 Billion Dollar Mega-Project That Will Transform Halifax

When completed, the complete re-development of the QE2 Health Sciences Centre will be the biggest investment in the history of our province.

Is Halifax Real Estate the Best Deal in Canada?

Halifax has a rare combination of high growth, low unemployment and a low cost of living. Is Halifax Canada's not-so-hidden gem? 

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

Let's be honest; paper straws are the worst. They disintegrate after about 30 seconds of use and are almost impossible to unwrap....

Nanuk Bringing Cutting-Edge VR Tech to Halifax Development Scene

If you’ve driven through Halifax anytime in the past few years, you may have noticed a few new buildings. The skyline of...

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