Articles by Ashley Fitzpatrick

Marketing agency owner Krystal Hobbs has good, vivid memories of sawdust. It’s something she recalls in the introductory episode of her new podcast: Beyond the Tools. Her stepfather was a carpenter and, while she was still growing up, he would come home, bringing the dust …

Solar energy feeds only a small portion of the overall energy market in Nova Scotia, but in just a few years, incentives for solar installations have kickstarted a collection of small businesses offering solar energy services, with new opportunities for existing companies. Journeyman electrician Adam …

Kate Dutton finished up a contract as a researcher with the Muskrat Falls Inquiry, before finding herself unemployed and in COVID-19 lockdown. In the pause, she realized she wanted to return to her past work and passion for floriculture. She has since launched Blue Bridge …

As acres of potatoes started to be churned up from the red, iron-rich soil of Prince Edward Island in 2020, farmers were aware of where they stood, even before the accounting began. Another year with drought conditions for many during the height of the growing …

Gaming – specifically use of entertainment centres, casinos and separate video lottery terminals – slowed to a crawl as a result of required COVID-19 restrictions. Both private companies and provincial governments are scrambling to manage the losses. In a particularly difficult case, staff at the …

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