Peter Braithwaite for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

October 30 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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B.J. Snowden for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

October 23 2020

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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Aynsley Coates and Moya Blackwood for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

October 19 2020

They Just Click 

by Heather Maclean-Reid

It sits steadfast and unyielding in the cold, relentless North Atlantic Ocean. With wild, unabashed natural beauty, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is the farthest east you can travel in North America. Closer to Ireland than to its westernmost Canadian cousins, Newfoundland is one of Canada’s largest and most picturesque islands. “The Rock,” as it’s affectionately known, is renowned for its jaw-dropping, dramatic coastline (complete with icebergs happening by) and craggy, barren terrain. It is also home to some of the cleverest, funniest, kindest and most colourful people you’ll ever meet, evidenced on the world stage in the musical sensation Come From Away, which serves up just one example of true Newfoundland and Labrador hospitality and hilarity. 

And nowhere else is the love, happiness and warmth of its residents more magically captured than in the artistry of Wild & Heart Photography, based just outside the capital of St. John’s in Conception Bay South.

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Uniquely Nova Scotia for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

October 14 2020

Uniquely Nova Scotia

for [EDIT] Magazine

In Nova Scotia you’re never more than 46 km from the coast, but Canada’s ocean playground is so much more than just a seaside paradise.

With more than 5,000 lakes amid a population of fewer than a million people and over 13,000 km of unspoiled coastline, Nova Scotia is home to whales, lobster, an extraordinarily friendly creative community, rich cultural heritage and now, thanks to local innovators, unforgettable experiences. In short, there has never been a better time to explore Nova Scotia and discover what it feels like to wine and dine close to home.

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Nina Elliott Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 13

October 07 2020

The Yarnbomber

by Jenn Thornhill Verma

In these parts, trigger mitts, work socks and delicate doilies are often the handiwork of grandma (or grandmudder, as we affectionately refer to Nan down home in Newfoundland and Labrador). But on the islands that make up Twillingate, off the northeastern shores of the island of Newfoundland, yarn has arrived in surprising new forms — stapled to clapboard structures as street art. These are definitely not your grandmudder’s variety of knit and crochet goods either. Picture hearts and happy faces; life-sized characters like Waldo (of Where’s Waldo?) and Popeye; and familiar Newfoundlandia such as a tin of Carnation evaporated milk and a bag of Purity hard bread. Now imagine those hand-stitched wares affixed to wood siding, boarded-up windows, light poles and abandoned roadside signs. It’s the work of Nina Elliott, who goes by the alias “Rock Vandal.”

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Nicholas Fudge for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 6

October 05 2020

The Rebirth of Prefab

by James Mullinger

Along with many like-minded Atlantic Canadians, I chose to vacation close to home last summer. It seemed churlish not to on the 150th anniversary of this great country. While on a road trip researching an assignment on Nova Scotia for England’s The Guardian newspaper, I found myself at the Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill. For those in the know it has been a staple of summer (or indeed winter) road trips for decades. But recently expanded by Nicholas Fudge Architects, the Quarterdeck’s true splendour hits and wows you from the second you lay eyes on it.

The Quarterdeck has been here a long time. And Nicholas Fudge is a relatively new architect. Not only do his unique eye and vision create properties — both residential and commercial — unlike any you’ve seen before, but most are prefab, designed and marketed through his company, East Coast Modern, and constructed by Lloyoll Built in their factory on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and transported to the project site. His name is already synonymous with supermodern, luxurious buildings with a nod to their history. On more than one occasion we have heard colleagues describe properties as being “like Nicholas Fudge.” Fudge obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University and his Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University. Before starting his own practice in 2013 he worked for Behnisch Architekten in Los Angeles and world-famous MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Halifax.

The Maritime Edit’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger met with Fudge to learn more.

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The Ganong Family for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 6

September 22 2020

The Real Willy Wonkas

by James Mullinger

Ganong, founded in 1873 by James and Gilbert Ganong, is one of Canada’s most iconic brands. The company still manufactures all of its chocolate and confectionary products in the town where it all began: St. Stephen, New Brunswick. James Mullinger visits the Ganong Factory and Headquarters to meet the family member at the helm.

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Alan Hollinghurst Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 4

September 22 2020

In Conversation with Britain's Greatest Living Novelist

James Mullinger Meets Alan Hollinghurst 

It has become something of a tradition for me to meet with my favourite author every half a decade when he releases a new book. The last time Alan Hollinghurst and I saw each other was in photographer David Bailey’s West London studio in 2011, where we were doing an interview and photo shoot for his fifth novel, The Stranger’s Child. Bailey was on typical rambunctious form, regaling us with foul-mouthed and gloriously indiscreet anecdotes about the Krays and The Rolling Stones. Hollinghurst and I had first met six years prior to that at the Royal Opera House for the 2004 GQ Men of the Year Awards, where he won Writer of the Year for his modern masterpiece The Line of Beauty. His fourth novel, it impeccably captures the very essence of the eighties with the story of a social climber who ensconces himself in the Notting Hill family home of a Conservative MP. Cocaine makes an appearance or two, as does Thatcher. The novel won The Man Booker Prize, the biggest award in international publishing, and rightly so.


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

September 17 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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Trout Point Lodge for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

September 16 2020

The Splendour of Trout Point Lodge

by James Mullinger

Nestled next to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area in the heart of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, Trout Point Lodge may be Canada’s quintessential luxury wilderness resort and hotel. It’s the world’s first Starlight Hotel and the only Small Luxury Hotel of the World in Atlantic Canada. Can it possibly live up to the hype?

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Measha Brueggergosman interview for for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 9

July 01 2020

Measha Brueggergosman - How the Soprano Sensation Embraces It All

By Jennifer Wood

Known primarily as an internationally celebrated soprano, Fredericton-born Measha Brueggergosman thrives in many genres, most notably opera but also classical and popular music. Her voice, as eclectic, passionate and accomplished as the woman herself, has graced the world’s most significant stages, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Madrid’s Teatro Real, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Center. Some of her most prestigious audiences have included Nelson Mandela and members of the British Royal family, and her chilling performance at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic games was telecast to over 3 billion people around the globe.

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

April 27 2020

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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ARThitecture for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

April 16 2020

ARThitecture

Globally Renowned. Nationally Respected. Locally Underestimated.

But Brian MacKay-Lyons wouldn’t have it any other way.

[EDIT]’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger finds out why one of Canada’s greatest architects is still taking risks after more than 30 years at the top of his game. 

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The Game Changers for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

April 11 2020

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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Yoga Haus for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 2

April 06 2020

Yoga Haus: Unforgettable Yoga Experiences by Kathy Kaufield     

An abundance of natural beauty. A slower pace of life — in places! And innovative yoga instructors. Atlantic Canada and Europe have all the ingredients to create some of the world’s most unforgettable yoga experiences. The best is Yoga Haus in Rothesay, New Brunswick and [EDIT]'s Contributing Editor Kathy Kaufield tells us why, and then co-founder Stephanie Downey shares exclusively with us the innovative ways that they are evolving, adapting and pivoting during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Mary Walsh Interview for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 7

April 04 2020

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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Shandi Mitchell Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 9

March 28 2020

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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18 & Trans for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

March 08 2020

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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