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Marlene Ivey

in Halifax

Gaelic Nova Scotia


Nurtured in the kinship systems and culture of Cape Breton Island, by the waves North Eastern Atlantic, never far from water’s ways, art and design has taken me briefly to the compasses arts, always returning to the shore to address environmental and now, ethno-sphere concerns – the renewal of a hidden minority culture, Gaelic Nova Scotia.

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The Halifax Explosion

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 13, 2011

Alan Feirer speaks on some historical knowledge he acquired while on a trip with his family to Halifax, Nova Scotia. As he tells it, on an early morning in December 1917, this small eastern Canadian town suffered what was one of the largest, artificial, non-nuclear explosions of the 20th century.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 3, 2013.

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Suwe Ora Jamu

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Nova Dewi was once familiar with traditional herbal drinks from her hometown, Surabaya. When she is graduated from Marketing studies - University of New South Wales, Sydney, her love to Jamu (Indonesia's traditional herbal drinks) continues to grow until she decided to open Suwe Ora Jamu, herbal drinks cafe and coffee shop with a touch of artistic and modern ambience. Jamu is usually associated with old generations and its bitter taste, despite its health benefits. Suwe Ora Jamu's mission is to reintroduce Jamu as part of modern lifestyle, particulary to health-conscious young generations. With innovative menu such as Jamu mocktails, Suwe Ora Jamu has succesfully brings back the charm of Jamu. (in Indonesian)

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For the Region

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Over the past decade, Aaron Emery has been a brewer in Michigan, a disaster-relief coordinator in Mississippi, an ESL teacher in South Korea, a strategy consultant in Toronto and the Canadian lead for the global “B Corp Movement”.  He moved to Atlantic Canada to raise a baby and launch a network for business leaders hell-bent on fighting for the health & wealth of Canada’s East Coast.

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@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

From Truro, NS, Lauren Sears loves the world of sport. A former CIS volleyball player, and now assistant coach at Saint Mary’s University, she is giving back to a community that impacted her development. Now as the CEO of, Lauren is looking to help even more athletes reach their goals. 

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Learning Long Life

@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

"When we value something, we put money and energy into it, we get a result."

In "Learning Long Life" from PechaKucha Halifax Vol. 21Gary Markle discusses his innovative approach to fashion trends for the aging population. Gary is an Associate Professor of Fashion at the Nova Scotia NSCAD. He is currently the Chair of the Craft Division. In 2013 together with Professor Glen Hougan, Markle was awarded a two-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR) grant to investigate strategies for designing for healthy ageing. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 25th, 2016. 

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Rural Arts Activism

@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

"These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point."

In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community. 

Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

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Electric Transit

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Sanjeev Pushkarna attended Acadia University for undergrad and Dalhousie for his Masters. He works at Nova Scotia Power and focuses on new technologies including home battery storage and electric vehicles. Sanjeev is originally from Kentville and after spending the first 8 years of his career in Toronto he now resides in Halifax.

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Transport Action Atlantic

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ashley Morton is the Vice-President and senior Nova Scotia member of Transport Action Atlantic, a regional NGO who advocate for convenient, sustainable, affordable public transportation. TAA are strong supporters of urban public transportation, but spend most of their time thinking and talking about regional and inter-urban public transportation, with a focus on rail.

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Gaelic Football

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 23, 2017

Milen Mitlev from Bulgaria & Tim Steinbrenner from Germany has started a Gaelic Football club in Aarhus. They share the rules and the fun of this strange sport, which is a mixture between soccer, rugby and volleyball.