Refuge worthy of a king

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, they called it, not only for its commanding stature but also its chestnut bounties and fine lumber.   […]

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Stellarton’s MACKMariplex merges with Big Erics

HALIFAX – Big Erics Inc. announced today the acquisition of the Stellarton-based MACKMariplex. The merger of two companies allows Big Erics to continue to strengthen its offering as trusted partners both in end-to-end product and service-based solutions to commercial kitchen customers and discerning home chefs alike. “We are thrilled to welcome the MACKMariplex team to […]

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On behalf of flowers

In May of 2016, I pulled off a Hants County highway and parked by a barely perceptible trail, leading into a thin forest with powdery white gypsum erupting from the soil everywhere I cared to look. Had I not done my homework and enlisted the help of local naturalists I could never have found what […]

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Northern Pulp seeks extension

The clock is ticking for the Boat Harbour wastewater treatment facility in Pictou Landing. The Boat Harbour Act passed in 2015 stipulates that the facility must be closed by the end of January next year. Northern Pulp, however, is seeking an extension. The company, alongside the Paper Excellence Group, held a press conference in Halifax […]

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