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Fourth-year Dalhousie University biology major Michael Mackley is one of a select few who have received the Rhodes Scholarship.
IBM Canada is giving a multi-million dollar private cloud to a consortium of seven post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia for analytics-related studies, it was announced this morning.
Rogers Communications has taken control of NHL television and multimedia rights in Canada after reaching a blockbuster 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement with the league.
In press release issued today, the Port of Halifax said it experienced a solid cruise season.
More than 80 per cent of respondents to the 2013 City Matters survey, conducted for Metro Halifax and the Greater Halifax Partnership by MQO Research, said revitalizing downtown is important or very important.
Respondents to the 2013 City Matters survey gave the Halifax police force the highest ranking of any municipal service.
The head of Metro Transit says an improved grade for public transportation on the 2013 City Matters survey is welcome news – and he’s cautiously optimistic the numbers will continue to improve.
Tenant retention and marketing efforts paid off for Halifax’s Killam Properties Inc., with rental occupancy up about two per cent in the third quarter.
Seven Nova Scotia seafood companies are taking part in the 2013 China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Dalian, China.
Eastlink upped its Internet offering Tuesday with the unveiling of a new consumer-friendly off-site data storage service called Personal Cloud.
The partners in the Maritime Link have reached a deal aimed at allowing the $1.5-billion project to go ahead.
Dalhousie University is getting a $2.5-million industrial research chair to study ways of improving data transmission underwater.
Big data analytics is growing and Dalhousie University is getting into the field in a greater way.
BDC Venture Capital announces that it is committing $1.5 million to 10 recent graduates of three Canadian technology accelerators, including, for the first time, two graduates of Launch36, an accelerator for Atlantic Canadian startups.
The Halifax Stanfield International Airport has landed several accolades recently.
Medavie Health Foundation is giving $1 million over five years to the new Discovery Centre. The money will go toward the Medavie health gallery, one of the many exhibits that were announced Tuesday.
Dalhousie University today announced a $1.5 million commitment from the RBC Foundation to Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability to support the new Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SLC) program
Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence announced federal funding for new technology development at the Port of Halifax.
A group of planning students at Dalhousie University says more needs to be done to protect McNabs Island and make it “relevant” to HRM residents once again.
Loyal Canadian BlackBerry users who refuse to give up their keypad will finally have a chance to upgrade to a newer version.
Dalhousie's Rowe School of Business today announced, as part of the Bold Ambitions campaign, a $1.5 million donation from Scotiabank.
Eastlink has expanded its new home security system to allow customers to remotely unlock doors, turn up the heat and receive word when the kids get home from school.
The Chronicle Herald has garnered 14 nominations in this year’s Atlantic Journalism Awards.
The sassy legal genius – and her little dog – who set Harvard Law boys on fire in the 2001 hit movie is now coming to Halifax.
Feedback from Dalhousie students and staff regarding a new fitness and recreation facility will be presented this week at the university.
BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins plans to unveil a broader array of new smartphones this year, catering to markets around the world, as the company works to recoup a stronger position with devices for more than just business users.
BlackBerry posted a profit in the fourth quarter as the smartphone maker gave a first glimpse of its performance since unveiling its latest suite of smartphones several weeks ago.
Bell Aliant Inc. is expanding its FibreOP™ presence to 13 additional communities in the Annapolis Valley.
TD Canada Trust is installing automatic coin counters at six branches in Nova Scotia, all in the Halifax area.
When American photographer Lisa Frank sent her three-dimensional “paintings” to Saint Mary’s, Deupree, the director of the Halifax university’s Institute for Computational Astrophysics, was awestruck.
Nova Scotia Power’s office building located on the Halifax waterfront became the first building in Atlantic Canada to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.
Budding entrepreneurs are being sought for a new mentorship program involving some of Nova Scotia’s top businesspeople.
NovaScotian Crystal Inc.’s future got a lot clearer Thursday.
Shares of BlackBerry rose more than eight per cent on Wednesday after the company announced it has sold one million of its new smartphones to a mystery buyer
Clearwater revenues hit record high
Clearwater Seafoods Inc. says it had the highest revenues in its history in 2012.
Women entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada looking to grow their businesses will benefit from the Advanced Management and Mentoring Program, designed to help participants address business challenges and enhance their business growth potential.
Sandler Training Halifax is poised for growth after being cleared to handle North American accounts by its corporate headquarters in the United States.
A homegrown communications company is now rivaling with some of Canada’s wireless giants.
Today, the provincial government announced it will support BlackBerry to maintain its Nova Scotia base as well as establish a BlackBerry 10 Centre of Excellence, investing $2 million annually for five years.
On February 12, let’s talk about mental health and end the stigma around mental illness
FROM overseeing multimillion-dollar development projects to explaining the ins and outs of teenage love to Middle Eastern parents, there aren’t many things Taleb Abidali won’t do to see that the city he loves lives up to its potential
ISL Web Marketing & Development, Atlantic Canada’s largest Digital Marketing Agency, is pleased to announce that it has achieved Google AdWords Certified Partner status.
ISL Web Marketing & Development, Atlantic Canada’s largest Digital Marketing Agency, is pleased to announce that it has achieved Google AdWords Certified Partner status.
BlackBerry users will soon be able to charge purchases at the cash register to their Visa cards using technology implanted in the company’s new smartphone models.
If you are a technologist and an innovator, and you think you have an entrepreneurial bent, then do I have the training program for you!
Today at a meeting away from the main Consumer Electronics Show floor, RIM gave us a look at the latest build of BB10 to show off all the newest features
Nova Scotia’s Emera Inc. is projecting 2013 to be a turnaround year for one of its Caribbean investments
Congratulations to Dalhousie University for making it to Globe and Mail's list of top family-friendly firms for 2013.
Mickey MacDonald is in negotiations with Killam Properties Inc. regarding a $60-million downtown redevelopment project.
The Royal Bank (TSX:RY) says it had a record annual profit in 2012, including $1.9 billion of net earnings in the fourth quarter.
Nova Scotia’s Eastlink and Cisco Canada fired up one of the more sophisticated mobile video systems available in North America at simultaneous events in Halifax and Toronto on Tuesday.
Congratulation to Casino Nova Scotia on being named "Corporate Sponsor of the Year" by Music Nova Scotia. It's year-round partnership with Music Nova Scotia is part of our ongoing commitment to developing and supporting local talent.
Killam Properties Inc. continued to pursue its Canadian expansion in the third quarter, acquiring more land in St. John’s, N.L.
The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is planning a $5-million renovation that will start later this month.
A Long Island, N.Y., woman was so happy to see power crews from Nova Scotia on her street Saturday that she jumped into the arms of one startled worker.
The class of Halifax Port Authority employees is concentrating intensely on the issues that affect responsible leadership. Before they wilt, they take a break. But instead of checking e-mail or grabbing a coffee, they start dancing.
The dance break is a component of the program Dalhousie University's faculty of management offers executives and is intended to enhance the students’ performance, according to JoAnne Akerboom, executive director for the faculty.
The Royal Bank of Canada is branching out with its retail store concept in the Halifax region.
A Dartmouth office supply and services company is acquiring the Maritime portfolio of Ricoh Canada Inc., an international leader in photocopiers and printers.
The Port of Halifax has been inundated with cargo diverted from the United States because of damage from superstorm Sandy.
Eastlink, Atlantic Canada’s biggest cable-services provider, added home security to its portfolio Monday.
Congratulations to Mount Saint Vincent University who won the Shooting Star award at Efficiency Nova Scotia's first Bright Business Awards.
As millions of people increasingly spend more time on social media, small businesses and major brands are looking for ways to reach that massive audience.
Congratulations to the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University for making in onto Globe and Mail's list of the top 100 employers for 2013.
Dartmouth contractors Black & McDonald Ltd. have been awarded a $3 million contract to replace heat pumps at a government of Canada building in Moncton.
With the help of a Nova Scotia company, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. is nearing its goal of getting all of its seafood from suppliers using sustainable practises
Work on renovating and expanding the TD Centre in Halifax will begin Monday, but don’t expect to see construction crews just yet.
The following investors have been recognized by Progress Magazine on its 2012 list for Top 101 Companies of Atlantic Canada ranked by revenue:
Rogers opens site to learn and buy
Rogers Communications Inc. was promising a more tactile shopping experience with the launch in Halifax on Thursday of its first new retail concept store in Atlantic Canada in Halifax.
Gearing up for holiday spectacle
The Downtown Halifax Business Commission is looking for businesses and community groups that want to be part of The Chronicle Herald’s 17th annual Holiday Parade of Lights.
High-tech tracker hits the waves
Since June 19, Dalhousie has sent the G5 swimming from the Newfoundland and Labrador coast, through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, around the Cape Breton coast and then out closer to Sable Island. Then they told it to come home, fishing it out of the ocean near Sambro on Wednesday morning.
Something for every film fan
From Canadian epics and U.S. indie buzz films to emerging East Coast talent and European masters, the 32nd Atlantic Film Festival promises eight days of intense film immersion from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20.
Dalhousie system would test ballast water
Dalhousie University is working on a system to test the cleanliness of ballast water, the only such facility in Canada, just as new regulations could be introduced that would govern what ships could discharge at ports around the world.
Junior Achievers pitch business ideas at conference
The Next Generation Leaders Forum, a one-week crash course on leadership, entrepreneurialism and solving real-life business challenges, wrapped up Friday with the Ultimate Business Challenge.
Merkel signs science research agreement in Halifax
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Halifax Thursday for the signing of a memorandum of understanding on scientific research between Dalhousie University and the Helmholz Association of German Research Centre.
ACOA offers lifeline loans to budding businesses
For early-stage entrepreneurs, clearing out bank accounts to invest in a product that hasn’t yet proved itself is like leaping out of a plane without a parachute.
Symphony Nova Scotia presents 2012 Concertmaster Award
Dr. Richard Goldbloom and Dr. Ruth Goldbloom were presented the 2012 Symphony Nova Scotia Concertmaster Award, the orchestra’s highest honor.
Demand spurs Bell Aliant’s fibre-op growth
Consumer uptake and customer demand has prompted Bell Aliant to invest heavily in its growing fibre optic network.
TruLeaf thrives, thanks to ACOA cash
A little more than a year since sprouting into existence, a Truro agri-food startup continues to grow, and financial support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency was an important part of the process, the company president says.
German Chancellor headed to Halifax
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make her way to Dalhousie University on Thursday, where she will participate in a roundtable meeting with oceans scientists and grad students.
Mickey Mouse welcome in Halifax
As the Halifax Port Authority looks to ramp up cruise ship activity, Disney Magic’s nine calls to Halifax this season represent a major coup.
Dalhousie signs licensing deal with Toronto equity firm
Dalhousie University’s industry liaison and innovation office announced that Toronto private equity investment firm York Bridge Enterprises, Inc. had signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement on a prototype of a lighter, more efficient pneumatic rotary engine.
Ottawa donates $654K to Neptune Theatre fund
As Neptune Theatre gears up for its 50th season this fall, the federal government announced Friday it will donate $654,000 to Neptune's Endowment Fund.
Superbug-fighting N.S. firm gets shot in arm
A Halifax biomedical company developing antibiotics to treat superbugs is getting $500,000 in venture capital from Innovacorp.
Tender out for massive waterfront project
Waterfront Development Corp. Ltd. has issued a tender for the Cunard Block development on the Halifax waterfront, the largest project in the provincial Crown agency’s history.
A Nova Scotia Business Inc. official Alan Forsey is the defence simulation company’s new vice-president of sales and marketing, Atlantis announced Wednesday.
Molten blobs magically transformed
NovaScotian Crystal turns out nearly 400 crystal goblets, snifters, vases, lamps and bowls a day.
Hillier joins N.S. defence simulation company
Canada’s former top soldier has joined Atlantis System Corp.’s board of directors, a coup the firm’s chief executive officer says will give it 35 years of insight into the military’s needs and its future direction.
Cardiologist takes reins at Doctors N.S.
John Finley, a pediatric cardiologist at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, has taken over the reins at Doctors Nova Scoita.
Dalhousie updates parking passes
Students and staff at Dalhousie University can buy their parking passes online, starting this fall.
Bell Aliant all in on fibre optics
In the high stakes world of telecommunications, Bell Aliant is betting its fibre optic network will set it apart from increasingly stiff competition.
Marine piracy on deck at Dal
A working group of international piracy experts from the legal, naval, shipping, academic and NGO sectors will meet at the university from Tuesday through Friday to analyze and make recommendations on key piracy issues.
SMU's website to get $100,000 reboot
Terminalfour, a web content management company in Dublin, announced Wednesday that it has delivered a $100,000 web content management system to facilitate the growth of the Halifax university’s website.
Halifax waterfront gets blue flag seal of approval
The Halifax waterfront on Wednesday became the first place in Nova Scotia and the first coastal marina in Atlantic Canada to receive the international blue flag designation.
BMO: Halifax Has Growth in its Sails-Let's Create 12,000 Jobs Together
BMO releases report on HRM - outlook for economy, housing and labour market
Clearwater surf clam, snow crab fisheries certified
Clearwater Seafoods Inc. has had its Arctic surf clam and Nova Scotia snow crab fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Dalhousie, U.S. company collaborate on hearing technology
A new collaboration between Dalhousie University and an American company may lead to better devices for the hearing impaired.
Helly Hansen forms joint venture
Helly Hansen Canada Ltd. of Dartmouth has formed a joint venture with Norway’s Hansen Protection AS.
Atlantic Lottery hands profits over to Atlantic provinces
The Atlantic Lottery Corp. says it generated $369 million in profits in the most recent fiscal year which the corporation, owned by the four Atlantic provinces, handed over to the provinces to be spent on services, such as health care, education and roads.
Delta’s Halifax-to-LaGuardia daily flights ready for takeoff
Delta Air Lines is once again giving Nova Scotians a chance to take a bite out of the Big Apple.As of today, 50-seat regional jets destined for LaGuardia Airport will depart Halifax Stanfield International Airport twice daily.
NSBI invests $800,000 in Dartmouth e-voting company
A Dartmouth electronic voting company is looking to increase its share of the national market, and has received a funding boost from the province.
Exporters flying high over Halifax Stanfield runway extension
The extension of the main runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport will be a definite benefit for exporters, said Brent Davis, general manager for exporter Canadian Gold Seafood Company.
Halifax waterfront wares catching commercial wave
The most wanted tourist destination in Nova Scotia is an affordable, high-traffic place for aspiring entrepreneurs to test the waters.
Scotiabank and Killam Properties win ISIS awards
At St. Mary’s Boat Club, ISIS held it’s Annual General Meeting which included the presentation of the 3rd Annual ISIS Awards! Scotia Bank is the recipient of the Dick Smyth Award and Killam Properties is the recipient of the ISIS Community Group Award.
Zim adds exotic shipping links with new container service
Word of the new service was one of several bright spots revealed during the Halifax Port Authority's annual meeting in Halifax.
Halifax Port Authority to manage Sheet Harbour terminal
The port authority was chosen in consultation with community groups on the basis of its approach to marketing and business development.
Halifax's Angus L. Macdonald Bridge work will span 2015-2016
$200 million will be spent on the biggest bridge project in Halifax since the opening of the A. Murray MacKay bridge in 1970
Dalhousie University battles invasive marine life
Invasive marine organisms carried from port to port in ship ballast water are a serious and costly global problem that Dalhousie University is helping to fight.
Crystal firm creates pattern to celebrate Canada
NovaScotian Crystal’s new Canadian Spirit pattern is a way of giving back to the country he and his compatriots now call home, says Jack Tebay, one of the founders of Canada’s only maker of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal.
EastLink transforming storefront spots
Two months after unveiling its new brand image, the cable and communications firm rolled out its new retail environment Monday.
HRM provides information to householders on the benefits of recycling plastic containers, including bags
Extended plastics program has resulted in a significant decrease of plastic containers and bags at landfills.
Cunard Block could see 17 storey residential and commercial development
Waterfront Development Corp. proposes a $75M development between Bisohp's Landing and Nova Scotia Power building.
Waterfront Development Corp. receives $400,000 from ACOA for Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Race event
"Nova Scotia’s tourist season will get a major boost this year with the appearance of tall ships from the United States as part of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Race..."
Moves leaves Clearwater sitting pretty
Clearwater Seafoods Inc. was able to announce sweeping changes to its capital structure Wednesday that leaves the shellfish giant positioned for future growth.
Eastlink to go high-def by July 2012
"Today's announcement shows the company's commitment to find innovative ways to be more competitive and further enhance the services provided to Nova Scotians and customers across Atlantic Canada"
Nearly 9,000 get the inside story on business
Almost 9,000 people have signed up for The Chronicle Herald’s Business Insider since it was launched last fall.
Port of Halifax scores top rating for environmental efforts
Internationally recognized Green Marine program rates the Port of Halifax a five out of five for environmental leadership
Clearwater claws into Chinese market
Consumer reasearch paid off: Clearwater is now one of the biggest shellfish exporters to China
Saint Mary's University to receive $99,000 to help youth overcome barriers to employment
The Government of Canada's Skills Link program will help Halifax youth obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed.
NASCAD Roots on Display
At least a third of the over 60 artists, artist collectives and curators in Oh, Canada, opening today in North Adams, Mass., have connections to NSCAD University.
Bell Aliant introduces FibreOp Twitter App
Bell Aliant Inc. brings the best social TV experience to Atlantic Canadians with a new Twitter app for FibreOP TV. The app integrates the best Twitter features with regular TV programming on the biggest screen in the home.
EastLink beefs up HD service
EastLink has advanced its high-definition film lineup with the rollout of a new Canadian service called Hollywood Suite.
Cash by phone nears reality
Canada’s biggest wireless companies are poised to reap a financial windfall in the years ahead as consumers begin using their cellphones to make payments at the cash register.
Clearwater Seafoods of Bedford grabbed top honours at the provincial export achievement awards Tuesday in Halifax.
Waterside Centre to be home to new RBC headquarters and retail, private and commercial banking store.
RBC invests $17M into 36,000 sqare feet of office space near Historic Properties- the first new business structure in Halifax in 20 years.
Cox & Palmer and Stewart McKelvey top rankings of Canadian law firms:
15th and 23rd places were awarded, respectively, to both firms for 'working on public debt and equity financing transactions in the first quarter.'
Halifax International Airport Authority Reports on 2011 – A Record Year
At its annual public meeting, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) reflected on 2011 as a year of significant accomplishments (more)
The Chronicle Herald wins three 2012 Atlantic Journalism Awards
Three Chronicle Herald journalists win top nods at the 2012 Atlantic Journalism Awards in Fredericton (more)
Irving Shipbuilding Ranked # 1 Defence Company in Canada for 2012
Canadian Defence Review has released its annual survey and ranking of defence companies in Canada (more)
Corporate Research Associaties creates tool for social media market research
CRA is making it easier to understand social media usage and trends (more)
Admiral Insurance is a great place to work
Admiral Insurance has earned a fourth place finish as one of Canada's best places to work (more)
McInnes Cooper lands nomination for website
McInnes Cooper has received a Webby nomination for 'best law website' (more)
SMU Building to get May 1 start
Construction is slated to begin on a new $15M building at Saint Mary's University (more)
NSAC to merge with Dalhousie
The Nova Scotia Agricultural College will soon become Dalhousie’s School of Agriculture in a recently announced merger (more)
Eastlink bragging up high-speed service
Eastlink is touting faster speeds for a new internet service targeted at ‘power users’ (more)
Sandler Training expands ownership
Sandler Training is growing with the addition of a new partner (more)
Delta Barrington to get new restaurant, lounge
A new restaurant at the Delta Barrington will add contemporary flair to the downtown dining scene (more)
Clearwater Earnings Jump
Clearwater Seafoods is feeling positive after announcing that 2011 sales are up 5.5% (more)
Nova Scotia Crystal produces Titanic tribute
Intricate Titanic glass-ware has inspired Nova Scotia Crystal to create a product pattern to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking (more)
Innovacorp graduates another business from incubation program
Local aerospace company MilAero is ready to expand on its own after growing too large for Innovacorp's business incubation program (more)
Waterfront Development Corp. helping to turn Dartmouth Cove into 'vibrant mecca'
HRM and Waterfront Development Corporation are hosting a four-day public planning session to help set a vision for Dartmouth Cove (more)
Tall Ships closes in on fundraising goal
The 2012 Tall Ships festival is nearing its fundraising goal, but is still looking for volunteers to assist with this year's event (more)
Ocean Nutrition buys Peru plant
Ocean Nutrition has made a big move in its quest to become to world's top Omega-3 supplier (more)
Helly Hansen wins DND contract
Helly Hansen was recently awarded a $500,000 contract to provide Canadian Forces with marine life preservers (more)
Emera's quarterly profit doubles
2011 was a good year for Emera, with profits in Q4 almost doubling its earnings from a year prior (more)
MSVU receives $2.25-million donation for new teaching, learning and research centre
Mount Saint Vincent University will name the new building after donor Margaret McCain (more)
Fibre Optics bounce Bell Aliant into profitability
Bell Aliant says its return to profitability in Q4 is in large part thanks to the company's new Fibre Optics service (more)
Heritage Gas plans new Halifax lines
Heritage Gas has announced six kilometres of new natural gas lines on the Halifax penninsula (more)
RIM hiring 30 at Bedford office
Research in Motion has announced plans to hire an additional 30 staff at its Halifax office (more)
Saint Mary's names new business school Dean
Dr. Patricia Bradshaw has been named Dean of the Sobey School of Business(more)
Medavie Health Foundation launches grant program
The Medavie Halth Foundation, associated with Medavie Blue Cross, has launched a new program to provide grants to a number of partner groups (more)
Halifax Chamber of Commerce announces Halifax Business Award winners
Investors Clearwater Seafoods, The Shaw Group, and Steve Durell, President of Irving Shipyards were among this year's recipients (more)
Emera ups investment in wind energy
Emera has announced an $83 million investment in wind power projects (more)
MediaBadger says local businesses are getting in wrong with social media
While more companies are using social media, few are using it to actively engage the public, according to a new study conducted by MediaBadger (more)
BellAliant brings social TV to FibreOP customers in NS
FibreOP users will soon be able to access Facebook on their televisions thanks to a new app (more)
Irving Shipbuilding online supplier registry goes live
Companies interested in supplying goods or services for the $25B Irving ships contract are invited to add their name to a newly created online registry that will be used by Irving to identify potential suppliers for future work. (more)
Heritage Gas inks deal with Oxford Frozen Foods
Heritage gas, a local natural-gas company, has landed a large contract (more)
Coroporate Research Associates advises businesses to be diligent about marketing, research
When it comes to understanding your market, asking the right question is just as important as asking one at all, says Corporate Research Associates (more)
Admiral Insurance shows growth in line with Halifax's bright employment picture
Admiral insurance is expected to add over 100 employees in 2012, this after doubling expectations for growth in 2011 (more)