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Transformation at Pier 21


Marie Chapman no longer drives around Halifax in an SUV, looking for discarded furniture to use in the Pier 21 offices. Chapman has just finished overseeing a five-year transformation that has seen the museum double in size and expand its scope. “We got $25 million and that included money for …

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Break out of the comfort zone


If Ann Divine has one message she wants to share with every immigrant that comes to Halifax, it’s this: you need to be uncomfortable. Divine’s experience, both here and growing up in her adopted home in England, is that immigrants too often tend to only reach out to their fellow …

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Leading by example


Shipping lines connect the Port of Halifax to more than 150 countries, so it’s fitting the Halifax Port Authority champions and embraces diversity. “Our business is global and we have to reflect that market. Simple as that,” says Karen Oldfield, the port authority’s president and CEO. The topic of diversity …

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Selling himself

My Halifax Experience - Matt Whitman

Now my whole career is about listening, connecting, making friends, and representing people. It’s much more grass roots and holistic. Matt Whitman sold a car to the first person he saw after stepping out of the training room at O’Regan’s Toyota in Halifax. It was 1992 and he’d just graduated …

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