First bell: Spring 2019

By Our Children Take a hike! What better way to enjoy the snow and local scenery than by hiking through your community. Hike Nova Scotia and its partner organizations have at least 50 hikes and snowshoe events taking place until Mar. 22. Hikes are in communities around the HRM (and beyond) and each is given […]

First Bell: Winter 2018

By Our Children East Coast meets West Coast When Randall Thompson, an expat Cape Bretoner, found himself in need of a career change after relocating to Victoria, British Columbia, he decided to start his own company and founded Caper Games. The company recently scored its biggest hit to date with the creation of a new […]

First Bell: Fall 2018

By Our Children Explore space with Woodlawn Public Library and local scientists Are you curious about outer space? Want to learn how you can have a career studying the cosmos? On Sept. 22 the Woodlawn Public Library is hosting an opportunity to explore space with local scientists from 2 to 3 p.m. WISEatlantic hosts local […]

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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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