Maritime made television


Of all the skills that Terri Lynn Kearsey gained in the Radio Television Journalism Program, the Ivany Campus grad says that professionalism, adaptability and a good work ethic were the most important. “Every show and set I’ve worked on is different,” says Terri Lynn, who has worked on The Curse of Oak Island, Atlantic Journal, Eyes for the Job and Field to Fork. “There’s definitely nothing ‘average’ about a day in film and television. No matter the size of a production, things can change, and you have to be able to roll with it.” Under a variety of titles, Terri Lynn says that...

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New programs aim to boost rural Nova Scotia businesses & support new business ideas


Supportive start-up resources, access to business services and commercialization match-making with investors and funders are all part of two new programs aimed at supporting and boosting rural Nova Scotia businesses and entrepreneurs. For rural businesses and entrepreneurs, this will offer opportunities and resources to grow, innovate and be competitive within the region and on a global scale. The Mashup Lab Dream Business Program and Succession Planning Program are funded by the Rural Innovation District – part of a provincial initiative involving Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Dalhousie University, Halifax Partnership, Cape Breton Partnership, Cape Breton University and the Province of Nova...

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Hunting for treasure on Oak Island


By day, he’s a mild-mannered IT professional. By night he’s an international treasure hunter. Doug Crowell, the IT Service Lead at Annapolis Valley Campus, is a regular on the History Channel’s number one series, The Curse Of Oak Island. Working alongside Rick and Marty Lagina — two brothers from Michigan with a life-long interest in the Nova Scotian mystery — Doug serves as the popular show’s oft-called-upon area historian. “Something out of the ordinary occurred there,” says Doug. “It has left us with many questions — who, what, why and when? Those four unknowns have made Oak Island one of the most enduring...

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Out of retirement and into the Rick Hansen Accessibility Program


Ross Sampson, 58, isn’t interested in being a poster boy. He doesn’t see himself as a role model or even someone worthy of having his story told, but he does want to make a difference. “Accessibility has come a long way over my years being aware of it,” says Ross, who sustained a T10 spinal cord injury in the days between prom and graduation from the former Dartmouth Vocational School. “Thirty years ago, slapping a ramp on the side of a building and widening a door was enough. At least you could get into the bathroom. Today though, largely because of the...

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