The development of King’s Wharf on Dartmouth’s shoreline has been a topic of conversation for some time. I remember seeing the banners being erected soon after I moved here, promising an exciting new vision – a mix of luxury accommodation, shops and restaurants that would help to re-energize the faded downtown. More»


LobsterWith blue skies above heralding the arrival of summer, there is fresh spring in our step as we look forward to another busy production period. And as we finally emerge from the seemingly endless and wet spring, it somehow seems appropriate that our recent and upcoming work has a distinctly nautical feel.

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It’s become a source of great comfort on my daily commute to listen to the weather forecasts on CBC’s Information Morning and Mainstreet. Never have I encountered the reverence with which Don Connolly describes the view over South Park Street from the studio on a crisp winter morning. Stephanie Domet’s voice seems to quiver at the very mention of “overnight flurries”. I thought that us Brits had an obsession with talking about the weather, but Haligonians seem to take that up a notch! Yet when everyone else is grabbing for those extra layers, claiming “duvet days”, and preparing to hibernate, we are steadfastly heading in the opposite direction.

Braving my first Canadian snowfall

Braving my first Canadian snowfall

You might think the impending freeze up would mean a gentle wind down of production activity at Journeyman, wrapping up loose ends as we wrap up our Christmas presents. In fact, quite the opposite is true…

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The latest UK exports arrive in town

The latest UK exports arrive in town

It’s coming up to four months since I touched down in Nova Scotia from merry old England, and so far, it’s been a blast. Discovering a new city has been an exciting experience, especially one that is as open and accessible as Halifax. On the strength of my previous visit here, I had anticipated a warm welcome for my family from the local community, but this has extended to the business environment. There has been a genuine interest in hearing a fresh perspective and new ideas. All of this has made a refreshing change from doing business in the UK, where the attitude can be far more prescriptive and limiting.

Yet if I cast my mind back two years, Halifax and Nova Scotia were unknown quantities. I knew nothing of the region between Montreal and Newfoundland. When I began planning a move to Canada, my view was cast to the West Coast and the established media industry of Vancouver. This certainly had an appeal – vibrant city, great location – but I’m glad I decided to set my sights 6000 kms nearer.

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