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Caora McKenna

Caora McKenna
Caora McKenna is a writer/contributor for My Halifax Experience and My East Coast Experience

Putting Halifax on the Map

Alfred Burgesson never stops bringing people into the circle Alfred Burgesson is like a magnet. He lives to connect with people; to bring people together. Young people, activists, social entrepreneurs, city leaders, basketball players—you name them, he knows them. He and the city of Halifax share an ethos: they’re both …

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The Eureka Moment

A lifetime of tinkering turns into innovative risk-taking for entrepreneur Mohammed Issa By Caora McKenna Photos Caora McKenna Mohammed Issa was 10 years old when his family moved from Amman, Jordan to Bedford, Nova Scotia. As a child, Issa was famous for disassembling his toys. He liked to know how …

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Enjoying the Journey

After bouncing around in different degrees and jobs, Ran Yi is confident he’s finally found his purpose: helping others join him in calling Canada home. By Caora McKenna   “I never thought I would become an immigrant here,” says Ran Yi, 29, who founded Easypass Immigration and Education Consulting Inc. …

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Diving in to Local Life

Focusing on the local community made this Chinese immigrant stand out. by Caora McKenna Foxx Liu, 36, came to Canada from China in 2003 for practical reasons. His decision to stay and build his life in Halifax was more personal. He arrived on the West Coast in Richmond, B.C., but it …

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Expanding Nova Scotia’s palate!

Victoria Jin is determined to change people’s stereotypes of young Asian women, starting with those who call her and her business partner too young to open up a restaurant in downtown Halifax. BY: Caora McKenna PHOTOS: Caora McKenna   Victoria Jin, left, and her business partner and best friend Alicia …

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