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Community Efforts and Place Home

home: They have good pensions and back home they were joiners, the kind of folks who belonged to many civic groups and led many of the community efforts in their town, according to The Chronicle Herald. They are sorely missed back home but eager to make new friends in Halifax, join groups and explore what the city has to offer. Upscale apartments and condos are filling up with 55-to-75-year-olds who hail from places like Truro, Pictou, Sydney, Wolfville, Bridgewater, Yarmouth and Amherst. As someone who grew up in Halifax and has called this place home for many years, I am surprised we don't make it easier for these newcomers to find out what we have to offer. But imagine you came here from Stellarton and moved to a complex on Larry Uteck Boulevard and then began to look for social engagement with folks with your interests. We are a tourist town, we market ourselves well and guide people to our well-known destinations like Citadel Hill, Peggy's Cove, the Public Gardens and the Historic Properties. ( As reported in the news.