Tog of War

One of the most incredible examples of athletic commitment I’ve ever witnessed.

Nathan Carr

Nathan Carr, right, of the Falmouth Tug-O-War, bites his finger to get feeling back in his hands during the 15-minute-long Tug of War final at the Highland Games in Antigonish, N.S. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Summer Solstice

Summer solstice in beautiful Halifax, NS

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A man walks across Citadel Hill as the sun sets over Halifax during the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. Summer solstice, marking the onset of summer, is the longest day of the year for everyone north of the equator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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A man walks through a cloud of dust illuminated by the setting set in Halifax during the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year, marks the official beginning of summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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A couple hold hands while walking across Citadel Hill in Halifax during the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year, marks the official beginning of summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Bball Jube-O

Here’s some recent pictures from the reaction of the London Lightning’s reaction to a game-winning buzzer-beating tip-in to force a Game 7 in the NBL Canada Championship series against Halifax.

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London Lightning’s Stephen Maxwell, second from right, celebrates following his buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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London Lightning’s Stephen Maxwell, centre, leaps while celebrating his buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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London Lightning teammates swarm Stephen Maxwell, centre, following a buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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London Lightning, from left to right, Eric Kibi, Stephen Maxwell, and Akeem Scott celebrate following a buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Resettled Refugees

I recently spent a wonderful afternoon with a family of six Syrian refugees who were settled in a rural seaside-community in Nova Scotia.

For the story by The Canadian Press’ Michael Tutton – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/syria-refugee-homes-halifax-relocate-bedbugs-1.3539761

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Ahmad Zeina, centre, 5, swings with his siblings Mohammad, left, 11, and Noor, 7, at the Syrian refugees’ new family home in Queensland, NS on Saturday, April 16, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Titanic Sunset Memorial

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A man walks through the gravestones of victims from the Titanic disaster following a sunset wreath-blessing ceremony held by the United States Coast Guard International Ice Patrol at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The memorial ceremony blessed four wreathes that will be air deployed into the North Atlantic in remembrance of those lost with the sinking of the Titanic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Churches of Pugwash

A recent feature on six Christian churches amalgamating to rediscover the fundamentals they have in common during Holy Week in rural Nova Scotia.

A link to the full feature by the Globe and Mail’s John Allemang – http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/christian-unity-is-resurrected-in-rural-nova-scotia-town/article29396327/

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Children walk past the Wesley-St. Matthew’s United Church as the sign for Church Street is written in both English and Gaelic in Pugwash, N.S. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. 

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A man prays during a special service where members of several congregations gathered to worship during Holy Week at St. George’s Anglican Church in Pugwash, N.S. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. 

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Members of several congregations gather to worship during a special service at St. George’s Anglican Church during Holy Week in Pugwash, N.S. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. 

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A cemetery along the Pugwash Basin in Pugwash, N.S. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. 

Newfoundland’s Economic Woes

I spent a short time in St. John’s, NL working on a piece illustrating some of Newfoundland’s economic realities.

A link to the piece by the Globe and Mail’s Rachelle Younglai – http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/newfoundlands-economic-woes/article29297377/

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A man walks past graffiti on a boarded-up construction site sitting idle on Water Street in downtown St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. 

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A man walks down Signal Hill Road toward the downtown in St. John’s, N.L. on Thursday, March 10, 2016. 

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Realtor Larry Hann in front of an idle construction site where condos were set for development on Henry Street in downtown St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. 

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A man walks past a boarded-up business on Duckworth Street in downtown St. John’s, N.L. on Thursday, March 10, 2016. 

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Cab driver Don Butler waits in his cab on Outer Battery Road in St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. 

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A stencil of Newfoundland and Labrador is seen on a commercial fishing boat in St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

Drug Shortage

A recent story on a critical drug shortage in Canada that’s leaving patients and their family members scrambling for alternatives.

If you have a moment, follow the link for Carly Weeks’ story for the Globe and Mail – http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/epilepsy-drug-shortage-in-canada-worries-patients-families/article28832349/

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Presley Clee-Ferguson, left, who suffers from a seizure disorder, poses after sorting his medication with the help of his mother Lorrena Clee in their home in Lower Sackville, N.S. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail

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Presley Clee-Ferguson, right, who suffers from a seizure disorder, sorts his medication with the help of his mother Lorrena Clee in their home in Lower Sackville, N.S. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail

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Lorrena Clee, holds medication necessary to keep her son’s seizure disorder under control in her home in Lower Sackville, N.S. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail

Sussex, NB

The small town of Sussex, NB was recently dealt a blow when the potash mine that employed over 400 people ceased production. On the heels of the closure, J.D. Irving Ltd. held a job fair that was attended by nearly 1000 job seekers.

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Job seekers wait in line to drop off their resumes at a J.D. Irving Ltd. job fair in Sussex, NB on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Irving, who announced 7,900 jobs in the next three years, held the job fair a week after the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan cut over 400 jobs by suspending the operation of their mine near Sussex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Job seekers wait in line to drop off their resumes at a J.D. Irving Ltd. job fair in Sussex, NB on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Irving, who announced 7,900 jobs in the next three years, held the job fair a week after the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan cut over 400 jobs by suspending the operation of their mine near Sussex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

It’s Winter in Canada

Snow…snowA pedestrian walks through wind-swept snow in downtown Halifax during a winter storm on Monday, February 8, 2016. Blizzard warnings are in effect for most Nova Scotia with expected snowfall amounts of more than 40 cm in some regions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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A pedestrian walks through wind-swept snow in downtown Halifax during a winter storm on Monday, February 8, 2016. Blizzard warnings are in effect for most Nova Scotia with expected snowfall amounts of more than 40 cm in some regions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Ryan Berry hits a jump while snowboarding on Citadel Hill in Halifax following a major winter storm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Most of Nova Scotia was hit by the snow storm with Halifax receiving more than 40 cm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese