An overdue amendment

You do not have the right to a healthy environment… There, I said it. Neither Nova Scotia nor Canada at large has ever formally recognized your right to clean air, clean water, clean soil, or any of the other bodily necessities a “healthy environment” might imply. Sure, there’s a suite of environmental laws protecting groundwater […]

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Ready for Relay

Pictou County’s Relay for Life event is ready to kick off in a big way this year with a venue change. After rain and high winds prompted the event at Glasgow Square to end early last year, committee members have found a spot with an indoor relocation as an option because of weather. North Nova […]

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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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