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Chicken with a Twist

Building a business by bringing Korean flavors to Halifax Story by Chris Muise: After having to leave (at least temporarily) its original Birmingham Street home, Backoos Korean Food is enjoying a second life in a tiny space on the Bedford Highway. Business partners Joungmin Kim and Sangho Back, both originally …

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Beauty in the beat

SMU Taiko introduces traditional Japanese drumming and culture to St. Mary’s students By Janice Hudson   Marcin Sawicki can still remember the first time heard taiko drumming. He was a graduate student at the University of Toronto, and he and a friend had bought nosebleed tickets in Massey Hall to …

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Sharing fiery flavours

By Valerie Mansour Photography by Bruce Murray, VisionFire   Ana Jimenez-Jenkins didn’t intend to be a restaurant owner, but after moving from Mexico to Halifax in 1998, she says the food business called out to her. “As an immigrant, you don’t know how things will work out until you get …

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For Goodness’ sake

After his daughter’s death, Olugu Ukpai devotes his live to fixing the immigration system for other families   By Kayla Hounsell The family’s pride is evident as they sit, legs crossed, wearing the brightly coloured, matching, traditional outfits. Tiny fingers keep perfect time as the sound of an African drum …

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By the numbers

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Nova Scotia’s gateway to the world. The statistics below highlight its importance. (And for more about the airport and its role, see the story Rolling out the welcome on page 20.)   3,908,799 The number of passengers the airport served in 2016.   …

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Working as an engineer in Canada

Making the move has gotten a bit easier   By Chris Muise It’s hard for engineers immigrating to Canada to pick up their careers in their new country. Codes and regulations are different, and prospective employers and the local engineering regulatory body will want to assess what you know before …

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Working her way up

Once the only immigrant in the kitchen, now Bee Choo Char is the head chef at the Prince George   By Kim Hart Macneill When Bee Choo Char first started at the Prince George Hotel 17 years ago as a banquet prep cook she was the only immigrant on the …

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The numbers game

Walk out into the main workplace of your business. Go on. Get up and walk out there right now. Maybe you’re walking into a cubicle farm or onto a shop floor; doesn’t matter. Now look around. What do you see? If you see a lot of people and faces that …

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A taste of the good life

Tom Rice never liked working for other people. When he left the U.K. for Nova Scotia with his wife Christina in 2005, he started plotting his escape. First, he bought an indoor golf facility with a Business Development Bank of Canada loan. “I lost about 100 grand, so I went …

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