River turns two – winding and weaving through our lives

Our handsome River turns two today (26th of October) and it so hard to believe he is technically no longer a puppy. His birthday took place three days after we lost our first Golden retriever the amazing Striker and we always viewed River’s birthdate as a sign of what was meant to be as Striker was born...

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Pet pig has heads turning

Celine Mason turns heads when she takes her pet for a walk. That’s because her pet — or at least one of her pets — is a Juliana micro pig. “Miss Piggy,” as she is affectionately known, lives in Stellarton with Mason and her family and is, for all intents and purposes, just like any...

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Snow angels, frosty beach walks and cosy winter nights …

River continues to grow into a lovely dog who showers us with affection and soaks up hugs and kisses, while keeping us entertained and yes, on our toes. There are surprises and smiles around every corner. The Christmas tree hunt with River was an experience to remember because he thought it was a most exciting...

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Spirited, spunky and loving – River zooms his way into our hearts

A year ago on December 17 in a blinding snow storm River became a part of our family. A white-knuckle drive home to New Glasgow from northern New Brunswick was his introduction to life with the Dickson/Campbell family. He snuggled in like he always belonged and despite the crawl home, it was full speed ahead....

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River’s dog house is the lap of luxury

Life with River is very busy, especially since he entered the “toddler” stage. He is constantly on the go and always has extra energy to burn, regardless whether we do or not. Just like parents of young children, you are not allowed to be tired or heaven forbid sick – you must be on top of...

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How to keep bears away from your property

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a feature story by the Department of Natural Resources. Seeing wild animals up close can be an exciting experience, however, having a 200 kilogram black bear near your kitchen door wanting a share of the Sunday roast can be a bit too close for comfort. In Nova Scotia, several counties...

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