The Local Climate – Bison Blunder

Newfoundland once qualified as a “remote island,” its ecosystem forming more or less free of the continent, largely lacking in mammals and catering heavily to birds and marine life. In the absence of predators these animals of wing and fin flourished, giving rise to the feathered kingdom described by some of our earliest explorers. But...

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The Local Climate – Peregrine

In 1955 the last of Nova Scotia’s peeregrine falcons was plucked from its nest on the cliffs of Cape d’Or, probably sold to falconers in the midst of the species’ collapse. We’ve all heard the name peregrine, even if a precious few of us have actually seen one. They’re famous, not only for their formidable...

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Kindness goes a long way

It can be easy to dismiss people or situations because they seem scary or difficult. But that mindset is something Chris Koch has set out to break. Born in Nanton, a small Alberta town, Koch has faced his share of challenges as he was born with no arms or legs. The quadriplegic has made it...

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Atlantic high school students invited by 4-H to explore leadership in communication and community engagement at StFX

Atlantic High School Students invited by 4-H to Explore Leadership in Communication and Community Engagement at StFX   ANTIGONISH – One hundred Atlantic high schools students and 4-H seniors will come to the St. Francis Xavier University From May 11 to 13 to participate in workshops and sessions on communication and community engagement. Jordan MacDonald,...

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Sobeys Inc. ranked top grocer in Canada

STELLARTON – Today, Sobeys Inc. was named one of the most-admired companies in Canada and number one in the groceries–convenience sector, according to the 2018 Leger Corporate Reputation Study. Leger, Canada’s largest polling and research firm, surveys companies with presence in all Canadian regions as part of the Canadian ranking. This year’s study marks the...

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RCMP charges 57-year-old man for stunting

ANTIGONISH – An Alberta man was charged for stunting on Wednesday by RCMP. At 11:45 a.m. yesterday, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a pickup truck travelling west on Highway 104. The truck was driving at a very high rate of speed and was passing other vehicles. The vehicle was clocked at 154 km/h in a 100 km/hr zone, 54 km/hr over the posted...

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