Shrieks from monsters in the woods …

Far out in the Northumberland Strait lies a tiny island where maybe even today imaginary monsters roam in its woods … I recall my earlier years living on Pictou Island when monsters supposedly lurked in the woods behind our homes. You see every Pictou Island landowner had their own woodlands. Just about every islander would...

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Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside...

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Northern Pulp spraying draws attention

ABERCROMBIE POINT – Annual spraying by Northern Pulp that has drawn attention from stakeholders has not yet been approved. The company applied for permits to spray more than 1,300 hectares of woodlands in Colchester and Halifax counties. The aerial and ground herbicidal spray program hasn’t yet received approval from the Environment Department. A spokesperson for...

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