Nature therapy and forest bathing

“In Japan, they have dedicated ‘shinrin-yoku’ parks – which means to ‘bathe in the atmosphere of the forest’. This is their proactive medicine to keep themselves healthy, mentally and physically. In Europe, they are protecting parks from logging – devoting them to forest therapy. I think it’s only a matter of time before Canada will...

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Crowd gathers for annual Battle of Britain ceremony

The Battle of Britain was remembered in Stellarton Sunday with a service held at the cenotaph on the 78th anniversary. Major David S. McIntyre, who retired after nearly 40 years of military service in 2012, spoke about the importance of the battle, noting it was the first that took place almost exclusively in the air....

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Replaying the past

The real-life story of a Nova Scotian icon is making its way to the deCoste Performing Arts Centre this week, telling the unbelievable story of Mona Parsons. The play has been touring Nova Scotia to teach more people about the story that brought Parsons halfway around the world enduring some of the worst of the...

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Dream come true

Emerson Dempster visited a lot of cemeteries while on his “dream trip” to France, Belgium and the Netherlands, but only one of them contained a grave he had been looking forward to visiting for more than 10 years. The New Glasgow resident recently returned from an 11-day tour that visited locations related to the first...

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