Just outside the town of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, sits a 120-year-old home with a history as vibrant as its owner’s. Halifax native, travelling musician Jon Mullane, is home at last, and it was the charming seaside view and slower pace that drew him back to Nova Scotia after living the big city life in … Continue reading The tune of comfort, playing in Mahone Bay
Judy and Francis Welsh have been residents of Mulgrave, Nova Scotia their whole lives. Together with their family, they built their home in 1980 and have been living there ever since. One of Judy’s sisters lives next door, and the other right down the street. They frequently pop over to borrow ingredients for baking, and … Continue reading Sharing the warmth in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Power CEO Karen Hutt visited Deborah Stewart’s cozy home in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, on a bright and chilly day in January. The two enjoyed a cup of tea and Deborah showed off all the recent energy efficiency upgrades to her home that have helped cut her expected energy usage almost in half. … Continue reading A warm heart – and a warm home
As one of Nova Scotia’s premier tourist destinations, Annapolis County has plenty to offer travellers from outside the province. Peak visiting season for the area is summer and fall, leaving residents to deal with the often harsh winters. Residents like Janet Swansburg, who, despite being retired, still has regular work during the cold months like … Continue reading Energy efficiency upgrades help homeowner stay rooted in the Annapolis Valley
Meet the Tanner Family. Like so many of us, heating their house took a big chunk out of the monthly budget. Improving the energy efficiency of their home would help, but the upfront costs can be a challenge. Fortunately, they qualified for HomeWarming, and it’s made a big difference to the family of five. Watch … Continue reading Meet the Tanner Family
When Darlene MacDonald and her husband bought a house in their hometown of Judique, Cape Breton almost 33 years ago, they weren’t concerned about heating costs. They wanted to find a home nearby their extended family, so they could start raising their own. They found the perfect spot in the small town – a 200-year-old … Continue reading Cape Breton woman finds comfort and ease of living in her 200-year-old home
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Learn how David and Aline Keddy were able to update the energy efficiency of their home at no cost, with the help of HomeWarming.ca – a program offered through Clean Foundation and Efficiency Nova Scotia, and funded by Nova Scotia Power and the Government of Nova Scotia.
Pictou couple breathes easier with energy efficiency upgrades Theresa and Carl MacLeod have lived in Barney’s River, Pictou County all their lives. It’s there they married, raised their children, and in 1985 built a family home on the same road where Carl grew up. Like many Nova Scotian families, their son, Paul, works in Fort … Continue reading Theresa and Carl Macleod – Barney’s River, Pictou County
HomeWarming offers a healing warmth for a retired couple – and their rescue cats – in North Sydney. “We have 13 rescue cats,” says Cindy Mullins, from her tidy, surprisingly cat hair-free home in North Sydney. “We were running out of names, and we had none yet for this one,” she adds, pointing to a … Continue reading A home warm enough for people and pets