Boston Christmas tree gift costs Nova Scotians $242K

Jack Julian is a data journalist in the Halifax newsroom. This is a new position, and he's excited about it. He likes surprises in his stories. Email: jack.julian@cbc.ca Twitter: @jackjulian The Nova Scotia government spent $242,000 last year in its ... ( read original story ...)

City hall Christmas tree may tie up Tuesday traffic

The City of Kitchener's 2016 Christmas tree may cause drivers to double-take on Tuesday as a 10-metre cut spruce on a trailer wends its way to City Hall. Tuesday, Nov. 22 a fresh-cut tree will make the trek from Dinison Cres. to its downtown King Street ... ( read original story ...)

Leicester's festive tree labelled a "disgrace"

A city's second attempt to decorate its Christmas tree has faced new ridicule. Last week people criticised Leicester's "half-finished" tree, which the city council explained had struggled with "heavy tinsel". The new version, revealed on Thursday's switch ... ( read original story ...)

Pro tips for hanging your Christmas lights

Jenna Berlett is used to dealing with happy campers. For the past two weeks, the attractions and resort manager at Bingemans in Kitchener has been helping set up 30 Christmas lighting displays on a two kilometre route in the park to celebrate the holiday ... ( read original story ...)

Christmas cheer not just for children

Nothing can compare to seeing the excitement in a child’s eyes when they open a special present at Christmas, but often people forget there’s another overlooked demographic that could do with some holiday cheer. The North Shore is home to many low ... ( read original story ...)