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Almond Chocolate Cranberry Chia Bites

Recipe adapted from: Christy Wilson, RD Serving: 1 bite Recipe makes: 35, one-inch sized bites Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients • 1.5 cup rolled oats • ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut • 1 tablespoon chia seeds • ¼ cup 72% cocoa dark chocolate, roughly chopped into small pieces • […]

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First Bell: Summer 2018

By Our Children Playing along with Eddie the Cat Nova Scotia’s Clean Foundation is taking puppet theatre to a whole new level. Based on Clean’s award-winning puppet theatre presentation Eddie and the Air Out There, the Foundation has now launched an interactive video game featuring Eddie and his friends. Eddie is a loveable cat (puppet) […]

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First Bell: Spring 2018

By Our Children   Cotton-tales and puddle ducks Tickets are on sale now for a Beatrix Potter children’s ballet, presented by the School of Dance, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. Beatrix Potter: Two Tales Dancing, is a narrated ballet of Potter’s famous children’s stories The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. […]

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Mexicali Bowl

Here is a recipe with lots of flavor, textures and colour. This style of meal is often called a Buddha Bowl; so appropriate for this mindful eating article. Ingredients • Cooked brown rice or quinoa • Cooked black beans (if canned: drained and rinsed) • Cooked corn kernels • Diced green, yellow, red peppers • […]

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First Bell: Winter 2017

By Our Children Discovery Centre announces winners of 2017 awards The Discovery Centre hosted its 15th annual Discovery Awards, Halifax’s most prestigious science recognition event, on Nov. 23rd at the Cunard Centre to celebrate Nova Scotia’s best and brightest science innovators.  There were two Nova Scotia Science Hall of Fame Inductees:  • Dr. William Feindel […]

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Spring Rolls

Ingredients • Spring roll rice paper wrappers (in international section of supermarket) • Rice noodles (vermicelli), cooked according to package instructions • 2-3 veggies, such as avocado, sliced; carrot, grated; cucumber, cut into sticks; purple cabbage, finely chopped; sweet peppers, cut into sticks • Strips of cooked chicken, tofu, or another source of protein Directions […]

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First Bell: Fall 2017

By Our Children Artistically speaking… If you have a junior artist budding in your family and would like to supply some inspiration, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a must-visit. It offers free admission on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. …or artistically working If just seeing completed art in a gallery isn’t inspiration […]

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First Bell: Summer 2017

By Our Children Get playing at Dal! Dalhousie University’s Department of Athletics offers a variety of sport and recreational summer camp options featuring low instructor-to-student ratios that foster skill development and teach the importance of teamwork and fair play. Dal Tigers sport camps include hockey, basketball, volleyball, swimming, and soccer. Recreational camps include indoor and […]

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Parent’s Pick: Stolen Child

By Laurie Gough Dundurn Press An accomplished travel writer and regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Gough enters her own terra incognita with this non-fiction account of her family’s struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It began when her father died. The news blindsided her 10-year-old son, Quinn. Over a few months, he morphed […]

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