Uncounted costs

Open pen aquaculture has suffered a great many criticisms these past few decades, but the most damning of all was shared with me only recently by a thoughtful New Brunswick marine biologist. As she explained it, the reason open-pen aquaculture remains so profitable, is because it’s not paying all its bills. These pens, stuffed with...

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Weather hampers Fisherama

TRENTON — It was a miserable day for trout fishing. Almost 200 people braved the elements on Saturday for the Pictou County Rivers Association’s annual Fisherama at Steeltown Park, and the fish were not biting. Taylor Malcolm expressed some mild frustration as he reeled in a twig with his fishing line. “Biggest thing I caught...

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Living the Fox Harb’r lifestyle – for a day

Rolling and meticulously crafted landscapes, the sight and salt-tinged smell of the Northumberland Strait and a taste of the Fox Harb’r lifestyle … that’s what a group of journalists recently got to enjoy. The journos were largely an Upper Canadian lot, coming from or freelancing for publications such as Homes Magazine, Lxry Magazine, Weekend Jaunt,...

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Kids, adults get thrills at annual fishing derby

TRENTON – Trout was on the supper menu in many households in the area following the Pictou County Rivers Association’s annual fishing derby at Steeltown Park last Saturday. Nearly 400 people of   all ages took part in the event, association member Kevin Dean said. “It’s a great opportunity,” he said. “It teaches kids to fish...

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