May 2012 Archives

The Road to the Long Dragon

Posted by Christina Harnett

Chinese immigrants helped build Canada...and the Canadian economy.

But now changes to federal immigration regulations mean a traditional route to Canadian citizenship has been cut off....something that's also affecting the kitchens of local restaurants.

This week on Maritime Magazine, Lisa Roberts brings us the story

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Greg's Story

Posted by Christina Harnett

At 23, Greg McManus was a new police officer, with a girlfriend, a motorcycle and a job in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

But a serious accident would change his life forever.

Greg spent most of the next two decades fighting to get out of a PEI mental institition.

And fighting for control over his own money.

The CBC's Pat Martel has followed Greg's story for years....on Maritime Magazine he brings us the conclusion.

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Brian Stewart and the Atlantic School of Theology

Posted by Christina Harnett

Brian Stewart is a well-known, and long-time correspondant for CBC News.

He was the first to bring us the story of famine in Ethiopia in the nineteen eighties, something that changed broadcasting and humanitanian work forever.

Brian also covered the Falklands War among other conflicts, he told us stories from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East - and Margaret Thatcher's England.

During all that he felt his job was always to show how human beings not only fall prey to evil, but how they rise above it.

Brian was in Halifax to speak at the fortieth anniversary gala for the Atlantic School of Theology.

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The Atlantic School of Theology was actually born during a time of dramatic change in the way people worship.

That was four decades ago, and the school, which is unique in the world, is celebrating its anniversary this week.

Margaret Sager is the chair of the board of govenors at AST.

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Sir Ken Robinson

Posted by Christina Harnett

His talks on YouTube have been viewed by millions of people in more than 150 countries.

He's considered one of the world's most influential thinkers on innovation and creativity...and he's even been knighted.

Sir Ken Robinson believes the public school system, with its reliance on standardized testing and narrow curricula, is stripping children of their natural creativity.

He was in Halifax recently and he sat down for a chat with Pauline.

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