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Séan McCann on Reasons to be Cheerful for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 13

June 03 2020

Reasons to be Cheerful

by Séan McCann with Andrea Aragon

Séan McCann is a founding member of Great Big Sea, the acclaimed, legendary and multi-million-album–selling band. In this exclusive extract from his explosive memoir of addiction, recovery, music and love, published by Nimbus, he shares unique insights into his upbringing and the evolution of the band that would help change the face of Canadian music.

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Peter Braithwaite for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

March 10 2020

Structured Plans

By Jennifer Wood

Let us share something truly remarkable with you. Five short years after it was founded, Nova Scotia’s Peter Braithwaite Studio has been recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as being one of the most promising practices in the world.

The firm’s founder, Peter Braithwaite, who is originally from Kingsville, Ontario, is passionate about whatever he commits to and has grown comfortable taking risks to realize his evolving aspirations. While he is a highly sought-after architect, his roots lie in carpentry and construction. Earlier in his career, he recognized a deep desire to have artistic direction over the structures he was building so, in 2007, he traded in his tool belt for a laptop to study at the Dalhousie University School of Architecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal for achieving the highest level of academic excellence in his graduating class, and he now serves as adjunct professor at his alma mater.

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The Rise of Nine Yards Studio for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

December 03 2019

The Rise of Nine Yards Studio

How and Why an Award-winning Prince Edward Island Design Firm Offers More than Architecture

Nine Yards Studio recently received the Emerging Architectural Practice Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, which recognizes the achievements of burgeoning practices—for the quality of their built work, service to their clients, innovations in practice and public recognition.

[EDIT]’s Senior Editor, Jennifer Wood, met with Nine Yards partners, Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray, to learn more about their rapid growth, some of their award-winning projects, the firm’s unique and fun collaborative process, and their commitment to finding and nurturing the very best talent.

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The Game Changers for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

December 03 2019

The Game Changers: How Excellence NB is Inspiring New Brunswickers to Power Up its Economy

During these unprecedented times where our global economy has experienced a sharp and immediate decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to support local businesses. Many New Brunswick companies have quickly adapted to this new environment either by providing contactless delivery of goods, or by offering virtual services which you can conveniently enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home. Businesses are doing whatever it takes to weather this storm, to ensure that they will still be here to serve us on the other side of this. They have made it easier than ever before, for us to shop local. Exclusively for [EDIT], our Senior Editor, Jennifer Wood explores the far reaching work of Excellence NB at the time we need them most.

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18 & Trans for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

December 03 2019

18 & Trans

Jack was born misgendered in the year 2001. Aged 16, he applied for gender-confirming surgery but was declined because he was not 18 years old. Being told by your elected officials that you can’t be who you are would break some people. Not Jack.

He vowed to make a difference.

This is his story.

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A Taste of Greece for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 10

September 20 2019

A Taste of Greece By Christos Sourligas

Christos Sourligas is a multiple-award-winning writer, director and producer. Christo's debut feature, Elephant Shoes, was a darling of the festival circuit, selling out around the world. His second, Happy Slapping, was the world's first feature film shot entirely on smartphones. During his 12 years as vice-president of television sales, Just For Laughs shows amassed over 1.5 billion viewers in 140 countries and on 100 airlines. He is an advisory committee member for Water for Women; a Senegalese non-profit organization that promotes solar-powered market gardens. For [EDIT], he writes about creating a cookbook of his mother's recipes.

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The Ghosts of Baseball Hill for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 10

September 11 2019

The Ghosts of Baseball Hill

What happened when Cuba's greatest baseball team took on the players of Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the summer of 1976? Andrew McGilligan investigates the inside story of one of the greatest amateur baseball games ever played in North America.

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Sugar Sammy Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 10

September 11 2019

Ain't Life Sweet

Life can't get much sweeter for multilingual comedian Samir Khullar. Best known as “Sugar Sammy,” the 43-year-old observational and improvisational stand-up comic has travelled the world studying people, specifically their culture, their politics, their nuances and even their language. In doing so, he has created a smart, cringe-in-your-seat brand of comedy that treads the line between laughter and outrage for his growing audiences. Here, Khullar discusses his rise to international fame, his Canadian tour and returning to the East Coast.

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I'm an Entrepreneur... for [EDIT] Magazine Volume 10

September 11 2019
I'm an Entrepreneur, Not a Small-Business Person By Judith Mackin

Our business, Tuck, a furniture and décor store, is located on historic Prince William Street in Saint John, New Brunswick. Several years ago, in the midst of the still relatively novel — but burgeoning — growth of online shopping, I opted to open something of a “legacy” business: a store located in a building built in 1878, one complete with, yes, an actual sales team. In this exclusive article for [EDIT] Mackin shares her unique commitment to citizenship, and her entrepreneurial wisdom which have enabled Tuck to thrive in this modern day, ever-changing business landscape.

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Why the World Needs Anne with an E, for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 10

September 11 2019

Why the World Needs Anne with an E

Less than a year after Vancouver-born Moira Walley-Beckett won an Emmy for writing what is widely considered one of the greatest hours of television (“Ozymandias,” the third to final episode of Breaking Bad), she teamed up with a 14-year old Irish girl with no acting experience to change the landscape of Canadian television. This is the complete story — for the first time — of how a 111-year old novel has become a culturally relevant and politically important television show for our times.

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The Story of Kingsbrae Garden for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 9

June 07 2019

Kingsbrae: An Artists' Garden

When Lucinda Flemer first visited her grandparents’ summer house in St. Andrews by-the-Sea in the 1940s she was instantly smitten. But she could not have known that, 80 years later, she would have turned it into one of the most important artistic ventures in Canadian history. Here our Editor-in-Chief, James Mullinger shares the inside story of how one remarkable woman turned Canada’s most beautiful botanical garden into the United Nations of art.

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Nick Farkas interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 8

March 27 2019

The Pied Piper of Canada

The Co-Founder of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Nick Farkas, loved punk music so much that when he first started promoting shows in his hometown of Montreal in the late 1980's, the bands would sleep on the floor of his tiny apartment. Fourteen years later, the Osheaga Music Festival is expected to break its own sales record with over 140,000 tickets sold. 

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Seth interviewed by Paul Wilson for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 8

March 04 2019

Be. More. Canadian. 

The enduring legacy of Canada’s greatest cartoonist, Seth. Not long into the 21st century, Seth, whose storytelling, illustration and book design work has made him one of the most revered artists in his field, made what he calls “a very concerted effort to be more Canadian.” The lifelong Ontarian was already well versed in the ways of his homeland, but he wanted to dig deeper. Here renowned British journalist, Paul Wilson, meets Seth and shares his remarkable story exclusively for [EDIT].

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Jonathan Torrens interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 8

March 01 2019

Jonathan Torrens Has a Ticket to Ride

When the parents at Charlottetown’s Sherwood Elementary School were enjoying their smoke break at intermission for the play The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings, they were so impressed by Jonathan Torrens' performance (who was in grade one at the time and played the rabbit) that they said to Jonathan’s mom, “This kid could write his own ticket!” Write his own ticket he did. Today at 46, the actor, director, producer, writer, podcast host, musician and television personality has carved an eclectic career path for himself that rivals those of the most talented in the industry. In this feature we learn how the multi-talented entertainer has crafted his career on this own terms.

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Mary Walsh Interview for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 7

December 02 2018

The Queen of Canadian Comedy

Mary Walsh is in her third decade as Canada's undisputed queen of comedy and thrives in her beloved St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. In this feature The Maritime Edit’s Senior Editor, Jennifer Wood, meets with Mary to discuss her new novel and other aspects of her life’s work and achievements, including the genius behind some of her most iconic characters, pushing through criticism, dealing with life’s darker moments and how she manages to stay centred through it all.

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Dylan Jones interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 7

December 02 2018

King of All Media

In the world of fashion and media in London, England, few people have been quite so front and centre for the past two decades as Dylan Jones, editor of British GQ. Formerly an editor at the Observer, The Sunday Times, i‑D, The Face and Arena, as well as columnist for The Guardian and The Independent, he has been Editor-in-Chief of GQ for almost two decades. Here he gets candid with our Editor-in-Chief, James Mullinger to discuss everything from his career at GQ to London Fashion Week, to his latest book; David Bowie: a Life, which quickly became the most successful book that he has ever written.

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Mark Critch interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 7

December 02 2018

Critch Talking

Mark Critch shares stories of his childhood and discusses his bestselling autobiography, Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir, in our exclusive interview with award-winning journalist Tara Bradbury.

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Jeremy Dutcher interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 6

September 08 2018

Jeremy Dutcher's Gift For His People

How a singer and composer from New Brunswick's Tobique First Nation is keeping the Wolastoqey language alive with breathtaking music. Only 305 people named Wolastoqey as their first language in the 2016 Statistics Canada census. The importance of preserving his language is only too real for Dutcher - in the past year alone, he lost three people in his own family who had spoken it since birth. Here Dutcher shares his unique story in an exclusive interview with Matt Williams.

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