BREATH-TAKING. ROMANTIC. DESTRUCTIVE. Peaceful. Scary. Engaging. Frigid. Warm. Inspiring. Perplexing. Despite our close association with the ocean in Atlantic Canada, we know little of its potential and have even less appreciation of the extent to which other nations have learned how to cultivate a relationship …

In this issue’s cover story, journalist Wade Kearley tackles some of the biggest issues to perpetually challenge Atlantic Canada. Can Newfoundland and Labrador every really be aligned with the Maritimes when it’s so geographically and culturally disparate? Or, is it time to finally accept and embrace the fact that the Atlantic Ocean is one monster of a moat, one that may be too big to bridge?