After welcoming a new year with new opportunities, I can't help but look back on Nova Scotia in 2016 and reflect on the progress we've made in this great province. Our population hit an all-time high after years of decline. We...
The directions weren’t very clear; across the field, pick your best walking through the woods, down a steep embankment, find the brook, listen for very rushing water, and hope for the best. This has been our way of finding many...
Women represent over half of the Canadian population but hold only 26 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons. This is wrong. In the 150-year history of our country, only nine women from Nova Scotia have been...
When Muppet master Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, I braced myself for the concept that Kermit the Frog, a major part of my childhood and adolescence, wasn’t going to be a part of my life anymore. I didn’t know...
While experiencing the effects of a literal force of nature, whereby I lost a considerable amount of money, I also came to experience the kinship of my neighbours. Many are familiar with the account of the event on that...
I could have written any number of things on my Facebook status today, but I wrote about how I must be in a need of a few days off from work, since I accidentally “dialed ‘9’ to get out”...
I started this month the way I ended the month of July twenty years ago – by participating in a Port Hawkesbury theatre show. And, in a neat twist, I was one of the youngest people involved in each...
By: Zack Metcalfe At one time, the American chestnut made up a full quarter of all trees in the mixed deciduous forests of eastern North America, conquering canopies from southern New England north into Ontario. The King of the Forest,...
This week, meet two very different Canadian comics who used their fame, wit and creativity to remind us all that there’s nothing wrong with finding either humour or pride in the simple act of being Canadian. And, as an added...
To continue from last week, the last few days of my vacation were spent at theme parks. It was information overload in trying to figure out the difference between Universal and Disney. I was very curious about the lay-out of...
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