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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Uniquely Nova Scotia for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 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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Brad Gushue for EDIT magazine, Volume 13

June 10 2020

Curl It Up

by Judy Wityszn

Proud Newfoundlander, star athlete, successful entrepreneur, loving husband, father, Olympic-gold-medal winner Brad Gushue is a man of many talents. [EDIT]’s Judy Wityszyn spoke with him and discovered there’s a lot more behind the famous curler whom Canadians have continued to cheer on after their hearts were captured when Team Gushue earned gold at Turin’s 2006 Olympics.

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Tom Power for [EDIT] Magzine, Volume 13

June 03 2020
Tom Power is Lifting Up Our Spirits on Q
by James Mullinger

 

He’s the host of CBC Radio’s q. He is the lead singer of The Dardanelles. He has interviewed everyone from Harry Styles to Margaret Atwood, Dan Aykroyd to Emma Stone. George Clooney to Margaret Trudeau, Guillermo del Toro to Chuck D. And during the COVID-19 lockdown he was there for us all every day and launched a brand new TV chat show from his home titled What’re You At? With Tom Power.

If you are reading this magazine, chances are that part of your daily routine is tuning into CBC Radio to hear Tom Power on q. Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, he started his career programming folk music on college radio while studying folklore at Memorial University. In 2008, after a stint as a news announcer for a local radio station, Tom joined CBC as the host of Deep Roots. At 21, he was the youngest national radio host since Peter Jennings. In 2011, he became the host of CBC Music Mornings, their daily-morning national music program. In 2016 he took over q on Radio One. And, in 2020, in response to the nationwide lockdown, launched a new television show on CBC, What’re You At? With Tom Power on Sundays at 8pm. So how did he become one of Canada’s greatest interviewers? Three-time show guest James Mullinger turns the tables on Tom Power and learns how he landed one of CBC’s most coveted and sought-after jobs, and continues to raise the bar on a daily basis — even during the COVID-19 lockdown, when his show was combined with The Current and he brought us daily updates that gave us the inspiration and strength to keep going.

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Nina Elliott Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 13

June 03 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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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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Aynsley Coates and Moya Blackwood for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

March 03 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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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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Trout Point Lodge for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

December 03 2019

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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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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ARThitecture for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

December 03 2019

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

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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