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How Communities Bring Innovation to Town

How Communities Bring Innovation to Town

For our final Deep Change Happy Hour episode before Alaina and I take a summer break, we’re bringing the conversation back to where we began – talking about how change comes to communities, both big and small, with ‘roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done’ change-makers.

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Learning in a Socially Distant World

Learning in a Socially Distant World

Episode #3 Deep Change Happy Hour is about how to help our kids, teens and young adults stay connected with their curiosity, goals and critical thinking about the world around them School’s officially out this Friday but really that just means the kids aren’t having...

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How to walk the walk of community-led innovation

How to walk the walk of community-led innovation

I can’t remember the last time I waited over an hour for anything in New Brunswick. One of the perks of living outside a big city is the absence of big crowds and the long lines they bring. But last Sunday afternoon my family and I did just that along with thousands...

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Introducing the Deep Change Happy Hour

Introducing the Deep Change Happy Hour

Deep Change Happy Hour kicks off Friday May 15th with six ‘roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done’ people doing things differently in tourism, food production, design, theatre, business ownership models, media and the green economy

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Wicked Ideas is Best for the World

Wicked Ideas is Best for the World

Sometimes in life it's the prepositions that matter. My company Wicked Ideas has been named a 2019 BCorp 'Best For the World' Changemaker honoree, which means I'm in the top 20 per cent of certified BCorps with the highest increase in our overall impact. BCorps...

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Book Signings in Saint John Oct. 5 & 6

Book Signings in Saint John Oct. 5 & 6

I wrote a book! New Brunswick Underwater tells the story of the province's historic 2018 spring flood in three parts. First, it charts what happened, when over those two weeks that the St. John River flooded its banks. Second, it tells the natural history and...

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The Summer of our Great Retreat

The Summer of our Great Retreat

Years from now we may look back at this summer as The Great Retreat of 2018. Bloomberg recently reported that lifestyle television networks such as TLC, HGTV and the Hallmark Channel, are gaining viewers as people turn away from the news of the day, with its anger,...

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