Why does Novaread exist? Happy Kids

December 7, 2017

Why does Novaread exist? It may seem obvious: we tutor kids to improve their grades. That isn’t the reason, though. We’re not against good grades. But what we’re really here for is happiness. Children attend school from age 5 to around 18. That’s 13 years. A school…

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Why We’re Different from Conventional Tutoring

October 20, 2017

We’re often asked how the service we provide differs from conventional tutoring. It’s a pertinent question, as both our approach and conventional tutoring seek to help students who encounter difficulties learning in school. In a sense, we do provide a type of tutoring…

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Glorious and Free Healthcare

July 19, 2017

Both sides in America’s never-ending healthcare battle like to point north and either commend Canada’s system as a model, or condemn it as a worst-case scenario. Meanwhile, the concept of doctor’s bills seems odd, or even quaint, to nearly three generations of…

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The All-Canadian Screwdriver

July 13, 2017

Visit any Canadian hardware store and you’ll find it alongside the slot and the Phillips screwdrivers. Then, next time you’re in the U.S., stop at a hardware store there, and tell a salesperson you’re looking for a Robertson screwdriver. There’s a great Canadian story behind…

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Our Home Sweet Home and Native Land

July 11, 2017

Say the words, “as Canadian as…” anywhere in this country, and chances are a fellow citizen will say, “maple syrup.” We don’t think anything could be more Canadian. Even hockey and the word “eh” have to take a back seat. A whopping 80%…

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Peter Mansbridge and His Legacy

July 4, 2017

On June 30th, Peter Mansbridge, OC (Order of Canada), Chief Correspondent for CBC News, and anchor of The National, signed off for the final time. Mansbridge held those positions since 1988, when Knowlton Nash retired. For nearly 30 years, millions…

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The Story of Glooscap the Creator

July 3, 2017

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we also recognize that his land and the people who originally inhabited it have a much longer history. And we think it’s important to acknowledge indigenous culture throughout Canada, and here in Nova Scotia…

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Celebrating Canada 150 A Micro Blog

June 22, 2017

In just under two weeks Canada is set to celebrate its 150th birthday. And at Novaread we believe that’s no small achievement. How do we celebrate? Of course, we’ll do the regular things: venture into the great outdoors, BBQ, and take in our local Canada…

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Would You like a Book With That Happy Meal™?

June 16, 2017

McDonald’s Canada is now offering Canadian books with the purchase of a Happy Meal™. As of May 16th, the world’s largest and most recognized quick service restaurant chain has been offering children (or adults—we won’t judge)…

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A 5 Star Parent Facebook Review

May 15, 2017

Novaread has been a very important and special part of my kids education for over 10 years. Brian and his team have supported them both in all aspects of their learning, has given them confidence, and become a part of our family through…

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