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Collaboration: The call of our time

Engage N.S. working to build connections, trust through public engagement Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump being elected. For many of us Canadians we remain as bewildered today as we did a year ago. It’s common for we Canadians to mock our American cousins — or 50 per cent of them — for […]

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Municipal engagement tips

Strong communities are vibrant and engaged, with citizens coming together to inform decisions, address issues and create opportunities. But it can be challenging to create and maintain the conditions for this kind of public participation.

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How do I stay?

On May 18 Engage attended an event Fusion hosted at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The group had invited a panel of three young Haligonians to share their thoughts on living, working and choosing to call the city their home.

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What a difference a room can make!

On May 10 the Engage team was in Lochaber, Antigonish County, hosting an “Engagement Clinic” for Municipal Councillors and staff. We thought we’d be at a hall in downtown Antigonish, but it was booked, so we opted for the Lochaber Community Centre.

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Tatamagouche: Powered by the Wind

Residents of the fabled community of Tatamagouche used Community Economic Development Investment Funds to use wind energy for powering the whole community.

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Guysborough’s Big Ride

When Rob Carver isn’t biking he’s busy coordinating an annual bike ride in the county of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, called the Lost Shores Gran Fondo.

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Annapolis Royal’s Punching Far Above its Weight

More from Adele. Her town of Annapolis Royal is beautiful by traditional and historic standards. But there’s nothing traditional or historic about the way the community operates or prioritizes their future.

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AIRO is hitting the Mark in Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Investment in Rural Opportunities is a private company led by a visionary named Jane Nicholson. Together with her executive director, Adele MacDonald, she and AIRO are defining what it means to be an “entrevestor”.

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Rebel Warden with a Cause

Timothy Habinski described himself as a long-haired hippy-type. While he may have cut his hair recently, his approach to leadership as Warden of the County of Annapolis would make any old hippy proud.

He’s a force.