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SOUTHERN NOVA SCOTIA ON THE COVER MAKING ADVENTURE A SHORE THING! Nova Scotia’s South Shore offers new discovery and adventure around every turn of its rugged Atlantic shoreline as natural wonders and attractions are tucked away on side roads or in scenic coves and harbours, just waiting for you to find and explore. So, whether you seek solitude or adventure the South Shore can satisfy what - ever you crave. It can be luxurious oceanside accommodations or back-country camping; lobster freshly plucked from the sea or spirits aged aboard a tall ship to strolling the many sandy beaches to hiking the forest trails, or maybe all the above during your visit.
GABRIEAU’S BISTRO WHERE KITCHEN AND COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER As a young child, Mark Gabrieau developed a passion for cooking by being in the kitch - en with his mother and grandmother. He is a first-generation immigrant who fell in love with rural Nova Scotia and carried his food culture with him throughout his journey to owning Ga - brieau’s Bistro. As someone who is always will - ing to learn, Chef Mark continues to advance in his career. Alongside his wife Karen, they ex - plore new business opportunities in and out of the kitchen, while always keeping in mind what is beneficial to the community they love. WAFFLE BUS STOP INC SWEET & SAVOURY AUTHENTIC BELGIAN WAFFLES
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10 UPCOMING EVENTS 24 CANADIAN ENERGY
Canada’s oil and gas sector maintains lead in environmental protection spending
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Community, Giving & Involvement
32 IT’S YOUR BRAND!
Always Trust Your Gut! 64 HERITAGE QUAY BED & BREAKFAST Pictou’s Pampered Guest Experience 70 CHOWDER HOUSE ON MAIN An Iconic Tatamagouche Dining Tradition 106 MASTERING THE DIGITAL WORK ENVIRONMENT What Experts have to say 120 PERSONAL CARE Without Petroleum Products, your routine would look a lot different 123 GUILTY CHOCOHOLIC MAMA Losing Control!
Nicole Broussard and Alexandre Cal - estagne had an original idea with their Belgian Waffle creations that are unique and made from scratch right in their very own kitchens. Together, they have overcome the challenges of being entrepreneurs while working day jobs and raising a young family. Broussard and Calestagne continue to provide a welcoming space for their customers and staff members while expanding their business and waffle creations.
CASTLE ROCK COUNTRY INN EXPERIENCE THE WARMTH & HOSPI- TALITY OF CAPE BRETON Kim Magistro can be described as a Jack of all trades. From performing arts to culinary excel - lence, Kim takes on every new challenge with per - severance. With the ability to create connections wherever she goes, Kim took every opportunity to expand her career paths. But when all paths led to the beautiful mountain range of the Cape Bret - on Highlands, Kim left the big city life she knew behind to create a new beginning in rural Nova Scotia.
THE CORNER STORE BY MISSBRENNA COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS & CAPE BRETON PRIDE Brenna MacNeil may not have always been sure about her path to entrepreneurship, but she always knew where she came from. As a proud Cape Bretoner who values community, MacNeil asked a lot of questions and gained a lot of connections throughout her journey to owning her business. With a gracious amount of support, her hard work and curiosity led her back to her roots in the most unexpected way. Brenna is now able to support other lo - cal artists while feeding her own creativity and giving her daughter the beautiful Island life, she grew up with.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT LOVIET NOVA SCOTIA-BORN, TORONTO-BASED ALTERNATIVE INDIE ROCK POWERHOUSE ARTIST! We had the opportunity to sit down with Shelburne, Nova Scotia’s very own Natalie Lynn, whom most of you may know as the front - woman and powerhouse of alternative indie rock band, LOVIET (pro - nounce like low-vee-it) to chat about her personal and artistic journey from a local south shore artist to taking the main stage at some of the biggest venues in music, like the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago as she establishes herself as one of Canada’s brightest up-and-coming Canadian artists to watch on the world stage in the music industry.
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • VOL 23 ISSUE 3
VOL 23 ISSUE 3 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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