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Telling your story, it's what we do!

Web design professionals deliver enthusiastic support and technical expertise

"Working with LuckyDuck to create our Web Site has been a rewarding and delightful experience . . . Many thanks to them for their patience and kindness and for a product we are extremely proud of. We are looking forward to working with them to expand our site in the coming years.."

from a web design testimonial Deb Smith, Executive Director
South Shore Family Resource Association

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Jodie Turner

National and regional award-winning writer and photographer

As a reporter for 16 years, Jodie Turner's efforts to inform, educate and entertain were frequently recognized. Adding LuckyDuck web design to my tool-kit in 2005 felt like a perfect match.
As always,

  • I promise strict confidentiality;
  • I listen, so I can showcase my clients' finest attributes, services and products;
  • I bring creativity and dedication to every project;
  • I ensure my LuckyDuck clients are comfortable with the process and happy with the result;
  • and I pride myself on meeting deadlines.
  • Contact Jodie - phone 902-766-4548, drop by Facebook or

C++ Software developer does PHP server side scripting

Allan on Avon Spirit

In 1973, Allan Malinen landed in Nova Scotia dreaming of salt water and boat building.

More recently, he worked for seven years as a C++ software developer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

During the two decades before his programming career, he built a solid reputation as a shipwright in Lunenburg County. He took part in the construction of inshore fishing boats, offshore vessels and several yachts, as well as many vessel refits.

More than once, the refits were of Nova Scotia's Sailing Ambassador, Bluenose II

the Avon Spirit

Allan most enjoyed using traditional materials and techniques. His last project, as one of five from Snyder's Shipyard, was a fine summation of his years as shipwright. Fifty-three feet long on deck, the beautiful topsail schooner replica was christened Avon Spirit.

Now Allan brings both his finely-honed design sense, as well as his programming experience, to LuckyDuck web design.

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LuckyDuck translation services

So much depends upon the right word! No, "Monkey Wrench" does not equal "Gorilla Twist!"

Most of us have come across those hilarious literal translations that make for a good laugh, but are an embarrassment to the translator - and their client.

Translation is a profession, requiring study, training, and experience. It is also the art of rendering a text so well expressed in another language that every nuance and detail of the original text remains intact.

Sibylle Bechtold, M.A., Cert. Trans. has a professional translation experience that spans more than 28 years. Her translation projects have covered a wide spectrum of areas: promotional, historical and legal texts. She has worked for tourism agencies, export companies, towns, museums and historical societies, as well as for the Nova Scotia legal system.

During her 10 years as university lecturer, her teaching focused extensively on creative writing and Canadian literature, providing a solid understanding of cultural and linguistic nuances that is also reflected in her translations.

Ms. Bechtold is a longstanding certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia, governed by the Canadian Council of Translators, Terminologists & Interpreters.

Contact us today about translating your documents - we're available by phone 902-766-4548 or


Our "Greyt" family!

greyhound on the beach Tas' portrait our 2 greyhounds at Hirtles

Rory, 1995 - 2007, loved to go on photo shoots. In 1998, we adopted him from Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada (GPAC) and we never looked back!


In 2007, we learned of Tasi. At nearly eight years of age, despite his fine health and youthful personality, it would be difficult for GPAC to find him a family. What else could we do but welcome him into our home and our hearts?

In 2010, we brought Jenny home as a foster-pup. At three, she was just off the track. When it came time to think about getting her a "forever home," we couldn't give her up! After being a solo dog for so many years, Tasi was now part of a duo for the last three months of his life.

our 2 greyhounds by the pond

After Tasi died, Jenny went into a deep funk. We took her to Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada to find her a new friend. The result? Smiling Bob, that's him on the right. He lives up to his name in the most wonderful way!

In mid-2012, Jenny & Jodie became a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Team. We go to the VON Day Program and Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoons.

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