Kristen Lipscombe

Fill out your 'T' with an MBA

If you want to dot the “i” and cross the “t” in your expertise, or in other words, give your job skills a big boost, earning an MBA may be the career move you need. “If you think of a person in terms of a ‘T,’ and the vertical part of the T is their expertise, whether they’re an engineer, whether...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 10:36 PM

Nenshi rides his revolution to win

Call it Nenshi’s night.Dozens of ecstatic supporters, decked out in signature purple from head to toe, filled campaign headquarters in the basement of an 11th Avenue building in the city’s southwest to cheer mayoral candidate Naheed Nenshi to victory yesterday night.Thousands more lined up at...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 10:31 AM

Torrens examines TV

Jonathan Torrens is feeling “squishy” these days. But the 37-year-old Canadian television personality isn’t referring to his waistline.He’s talking about something else that changes with age — the warm and fuzzy nostalgia he’s grown for times and TV shows gone by.That’s why Torrens has returned...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 6:57 AM

'Squishy' Jonathan Torrens gets nostalgiac on new show

Jonathan Torrens is feeling “squishy” these days.But the 37-year-old Canadian television personality isn’t referring to his waistline. He’s talking about something else that changes with age – the warm and fuzzy nostalgia he’s grown for times and TV shows gone by.That’s why Torrens has returned...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 6:05 AM

Trade Centre officially names Ferguson as new president

He’s been walking the walk since April as interim president & CEO of Trade Centre Limited, but Scott Ferguson can now strip the “interim” part from his title, as he officially fills the shoes of former crown corporation boss Fred MacGillivray.MacGillivray retired from his prestigious position...

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 5:41 AM

Council votes for more consultation on wind energy project

Community members should have another chance to share their thoughts with city staffers and councillors before energy efficient turbines start blowing in the wind.The majority of Halifax Regional Council agreed during its committee-of-the-whole meeting Tuesday to hold more public consultation on...

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 5:30 AM

Taking a walk in her shoes for a good cause

Supt. Bill Moore of Halifax Regional Police claims the only time you’ll catch him strapping on stilettos is once a year, for a fundraiser in support of the YWCA’s Turning Point programs.Unless, of course, it’s “around the house vacuuming,” he said with a chuckle yesterday, shortly after strolling...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 6:16 AM

DRUM! is a stage experience with a message

Len LeBlanc says he doesn’t want to miss a beat of being a part of the magical stage production, DRUM!“It’s inspiring for everything else I do in my life,” the Acadian singer and percussionist said yesterday during a rehearsal break at Dalhousie University’s Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, where he and...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 6:26 AM

Bosom Buddies prove there is 'life after breast cancer'

Debbie Pottie is proof positive that there is “life after breast cancer.”In fact, she said yesterday, if she had never been diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, she never would have met her Bosom Buddies, a local dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors.“We often talk about our gifts...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 5:50 AM

Film fest hands out hardware for behind the scenes players

For more than a week, all eyes were on the actors who lit up the screens throughout the Atlantic Film Festival, but Saturday at the Seahorse Tavern was all about the people behind the scenes getting their props. Awards were doled out during a ceremony inside the downtown Halifax bar, capping off...

Monday, September 28, 2009, 6:07 AM

Not your average Sunday service at anti-violence rally

It’s not every day you see an empty casket on the Halifax Common.And it’s not all that common for several congregations from churches across the municipality to gather outside on a Sunday afternoon for a shared sermon.But that’s exactly what happened yesterday, with those in attendance calling for...

Monday, September 28, 2009, 6:02 AM

Officials warn of delays from Fairview overpass construction

Construction on the Fairview overpass is expected to kick off on Oct. 5, which means traffic tie-ups while the necessary overhaul takes place over the next six months.“We do expect that traffic will be delayed, however we’re trying to mitigate that by keeping (up to) three lanes open,”...

Friday, September 25, 2009, 6:18 AM

Organizer praises film fest as likely 'the best one yet'

Atlantic Film Festival programming manager Andrew Murphy says he’s not keen on sounding cliché, but it seems he just can’t help himself, stating this year’s event may very well be “the best one yet.”“When you put on an event like this, you always worry that it’s either going to go really, really...

Friday, September 25, 2009, 5:34 AM

Final picks for film fest's best flicks

Grab some popcorn now, because time is running out to take in a flick at the 29th annual Atlantic Film Festival. But don’t fret just yet, because Friday and Saturday offer up a plethora of local, national and international film fare to keep movie buffs satisfied right up until the Empire Theatre's...

Friday, September 25, 2009, 5:31 AM

On guard for thee

Halifax area schools will now be showing their true patriot love for Canada daily.At their first public meeting of the 2009-10 year, Halifax Regional School Board members voted unanimously last night in favour of a new policy stating the national anthem must be played or sung every day, in every...

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:48 AM

Students brace for strike at NSCC

Kristina Gullion is hopeful her Nova Scotia Community College classes won’t be cut short by a strike.But the 22-year-old construction management technology student said she understands why her teachers are considering taking their cause to the picket lines. Of the NSCC workers who cast their...

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:40 AM

'Significant milestone' reached in getting sewage facility back online

“It’s a nice city, but it smells.”That’s the impression Halifax tourists were likely left with this summer, Coun. Linda Mosher (Purcell’s Cove-Armdale) said yesterday, but if the recovery plan for the city’s sewage plant unfolds as planned, visitors should walk away with more pleasant memories of...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:00 AM

Police identify missing fisherman after search called off

Halifax RCMP have identified the fisherman who went missing off the Eastern Passage shore early Sunday morning as 39-year-old Scott Clarke.The Mounties released the Oyster Pond man’s name yesterday afternoon, a day and a half after he fell off the fishing vessel Lady Tiana about four kilometers...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 6:15 AM

Police make drug seizure after investigating Dartmouth shooting

Halifax Regional Police discovered dozens of marijuana plants and “other drug paraphernalia” while searching the residence where a man was shot over the weekend, spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said yesterday.“Our officers responded to investigate a break-and-enter followed by a resident being shot...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 6:06 AM

Forum warns children of the hazards found online

The world outside our front door isn’t the only unpredictable place that needs to be carefully monitored. Sometimes the most dangerous place can be right inside our own homes, a group dedicated to safe and secure Internet surfing said yesterday. "The Internet is a great thing,” Peter Morin, past-...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 5:54 AM