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Sarah Conley for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 16

March 29 2021

The Fairytale of Ticklebelly Hill

by Morgan Leet

Atop a hill in southern New Brunswick sprawls scenic farmland. The red post-and-beam barn within the scene is 150 years old, still intact and true to its history but enhanced by modern touches.

It is surrounded by greenery and wildflowers — and salty air from the close-by ocean. Inside the barn the warm lighting, modern decor and statement chandelier all work to create a one-of-a-kind wedding venue, Ticklebelly Hill. Just a short drive away from the historic and popular tourist destination of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, this magical venue is the brainchild of owner Sarah Conley.

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Chadwick Williams for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

Why Change Is Coming

by Chadwick Williams 

Thus far, 2020 has been nothing short of fascinating. From atrocious political scandal to the crippling viral pandemic, this year has been humbling and frightful. This environment coupled with increased awareness of racial injustice has led to a civil-rights maelstrom. The televised murder of George Floyd was a catalyst to the consciousness of the world. And so we all find ourselves in an awakening, a reckoning. Black folks have been in this place for much, much longer though — maybe forever. I remember feeling this way with the killings of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Philando Castile too. I remember thinking of how I would not want to have to raise a Black son and teach him the lessons that my parents taught me about getting along in this world and interacting with folks who look different from me.

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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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B.J. Snowden for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

December 03 2019

B.J. Snowden: The New Brunswick Whistleblower

by Andrew McGilligan

How an African American woman from Massachusetts taught millions of Americans about the joys of New Brunswick, using only a keyboard.

She hated ballet.

That’s how one of the oddest pop cultural curios involving New Brunswick began.

Every year, on New Brunswick Day, a clip of musician B. J. Snowden performing her song “New Brunswick” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! makes its way around social media and gets liked and shared. “New Brunswick” has become a sort of unofficial cult theme song for the province.

Without any context, the clip from September 3, 2005 is a mixture of oddity, delight, fun and confusion.

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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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Shandi Mitchell Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 9

June 07 2019

In Conversation with Shandi Mitchell

Born in New Brunswick, raised in Alberta, and now settled and thriving in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Shandi Mitchell is an award-winning author and filmmaker.  In this Interview with [EDIT]’s Editor-in-Chief, James Mullinger, Shandi talks about how she is inspired creatively in Atlantic Canada, as well as her latest novel entitled, The Waiting Hours.

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Life out of the Fashion Fast Lane for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 9

June 07 2019

Life Out Of The Fashion Fast Lane

Alice Wilby has been pioneering sustainable style since 2009. She is the first UK stylist to produce fashion spreads with 100% sustainable fashion. Her styling has appeared in Vogue, The Telegraph and Metro. Most recently she has been on the BBC as a sustainable-fashion expert. After a time as editor at Eco-Age, she and Khandiz Joni co-founded A Novel Approach - the world's first sustainable-style agency. Here Alice Wilby writes about how reframing sustainable fashion as sustainable style can enable us to continue our love affair with clothing.

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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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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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