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Faculty Q & A: Burc Kayahan

Faculty Q & A: Burc Kayahan By Omar Bhimji Omar Bhimji (OB): In terms of research, what are you working on right now? Burc Kayahan (BK): I’m an applied econometrician, which means my research focuses on empirical issues in economics. Since I started at Acadia I’ve been pursuing two broad research agendas. The first one is about tourism economics, and the first project I did related to that – in partnership with Dr. Brian VanBlarcom – was about UNESCO world heritage site designations and the expected economic benefits, measured in terms of visitation and tourism-related income generation, they would produce….
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Who’s Who: Linda Wheeldon: Just Plain WOW!

Who’s Who: Linda Wheeldon: Just Plain WOW! By Mike Butler Linda Wheeldon is a powerhouse with an incredible (and literal) WOW factor when you get to know her. Her infectious smile, warm hugs, happy heart, and strength (the list goes on), have made Wolfville a much better community to live in. Knowing Linda can trickle in and out of your day. Her love and support of my husband Ian and I has been so appreciated over the years and it’s quite an honour to share Linda’s story with my readers (and gush a little bit about how much she means…
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Grapevine on Government: Candidates and Nominees for Kings-Hants

Grapevine on Government: Candidates and Nominees for Kings-Hants By Emily Kathan With a federal election on the horizon, and the February resignation of incumbent MP for Kings-Hants Scott Brison, there’s already a lot happening on the campaign trail in the Valley these days. We contacted all the candidates and nominees for Kings-Hants and asked them some questions about why they think they should be our next representative in Ottawa. While we made every effort to contact all those in the running, we were only able to include those who responded by press time. Responses appear in alphabetical order. Brogan Anderson,…
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A Homegrown Celtic Harp

A Homegrown Celtic Harp By Anna Horsnell When Timothy Habinski and his wife Shelly moved their family from Ontario to rural Nova Scotia in 2009, they were seeking a more relaxed lifestyle in an area rich in music and culture. Habinski was especially drawn to our strong Celtic and traditional music scene, and he had something special to contribute: his very own, hand-crafted harps. Inspired by the hunting bow, the harp can be traced from ancient Egypt to the green hills of Ireland through a long and storied evolution. The Irish or Celtic harp was the first frame-style harp to…
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Wolfville Collaborative Family Practice Leads the Way with Team-Based Health Care Model

Wolfville Collaborative Family Practice Leads the Way with Team-Based Health Care Model By Emily Leeson The newly-established Wolfville Collaborative Family Practice is offering patients a new model of primary care delivery with a focus on team- based, patient-centred care.“This model allows us to start thinking bigger, broader, and more patient-first,” says Dr. Alison Wellwood. “We can do really innovative things that are meaningful for our patients and they can now access a broader range of health care services right in our building at the Wolfville Professional Centre [WPC].” Located across from the Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre (EKM), the…
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Who’s Who: Heather Hewins of B-Fit Cardio & Fitness

Who’s Who: Heather Hewins of B-Fit Cardio & Fitness By Mike Butler Heather Hewins literally takes my breath away. She makes me sweat, and she makes my heart palpitate like no one I’ve met before. Now, isn’t that a great introduction? Well, as romantic as it sounds, I’m actually describing the B-Fit Cardio workout Heather put me through a few weeks ago. I was introduced to Heather and her awesome program through a friend and I’m excited to tell you about her and what she offers to her clients. Heather is originally from Lower Sackville and moved to the Valley…
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Happy Trails Andy Flinn

Happy Trails Andy Flinn By Jeremy Novak Andy Flinn and I moved to Wolfville around the same time about fifteen years ago. Although I hardly knew anyone in the community, it didn’t take too long to recognize Andy. Right from the start I admired his ability to immerse himself into Wolfville’s fabric, specifically the vibrant music scene. Andy’s bandmate, Ariana Nasr, was from Wolfville and together they created a musical energy that people wanted to be part of. They didn’t start the Night Kitchens, but they took them to the next level: moving them into the Al Whittle Theatre, releasing…
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Acadia Faculty Q & A: Dr. Can Mutlu

Acadia Faculty Q & A: Dr. Can Mutlu By Omar Bhimji This past summer, Dr. Can (pronounced: John) E. Mutlu of Acadia’s Department of Politics received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for a new project: “Designing Border Security.” Omar Bhimji (OB): What’s your new research project about? Can Mutlu (CM): The Designing Border Security project is about the relationship between architecture and security. We’re going to be looking at four recently renovated border facilities in order to understand the process that leads to the creation of secure, yet aesthetically pleasing, border-crossing infrastructures. OB: It doesn’t…
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Who’s Who: Jimi Doidge

Who’s Who: Jimi Doidge By Mike Butler All Aboard the Maritime Express! There’s a marvelous new business in Kentville, in case you haven’t heard, called Maritime Express Cider Company. Nestled in the newly-renovated space of the historic Cornwallis Inn, where a few new businesses have found their niche (among them Sailor Bup’s Barbershop and Phantom Effects Special Effects make-up technicians), Maritime Express has quickly become the go-to place for social engagements and fun with friends in Kentville. Not only is the atmosphere delightful, but the product is top notch as well. And who is one of the people behind it?…
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Art Spot: Jack Chipman

Art Spot: Jack Chipman WHO: I am a student at NSCC taking graphic design. I grew up in Wolfville and now am living in Dartmouth. In addition to drawing I also play piano, embroider, and like to cook. WHAT: My artistic medium is Microsoft Paint. My style came from the program itself. I like the way drawings in Microsoft Paint look. WHERE: Currently I am going to school but work at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on the side. You can find my work on Instagram. WHEN:I started drawing in Microsoft Paint in 2018 and that’s when I defined myself…
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