Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Rural broadband improvement placed on Ottawa’s agenda

To The Light, On Oct. 31 I rose in the House of Commons to urge the federal government to share details on its rural broadband expansion plans. I receive regular updates from communities up and down...
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Constant change

From one week to the next, the economic landscape in the village can look completely different. And that’s a positive thing. Over the past six months, there have been businesses after businesses making a move to...
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Capturing the spirit of the season

You’d be hard pressed to find someone in the Tatamagouche area who hasn’t heard of Bruce in the Spruce. He may have headed back to the North Pole two days before Christmas, but the impression...
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View from the mountaintop

We’re halfway through winter, but some may not believe it when looking outside. True, we’ve been lucky so far this winter (sorry, I’m sure I just jinxed it), but that always isn’t the case. And travelling...
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If your proposal isn’t doing this one thing, you’ve already lost the sale

Ahh…rejected proposals. For many of us, the feeling of inevitable doom when we start writing our proposals can be overwhelming. Just how much effort should we put into creating something that might just get shut...
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What small businesses need to know about email marketing

Email marketing can make a huge difference for you as a small business owner. Campaign Monitor shares that “email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter.” For every $1...
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A warm welcome three decades ago

To the Editor: Re: Tell your story, published February, 2017   My family arrived in Balfron from Holland almost 30 years ago, on Friday, Aug. 10, 1987. Adrian and I had bought the old Lenny Burris farm. At...
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Important recognition

To the editor;   Re: Tell your story, published Feb. 2017   It was in 1966 that I left Tatamagouche Mountain with the intention of building a new life free from my past. Now, 50 years later, I realize...

Karen Casey column: A look at Nova Scotia’s Food Development Agency

Nova Scotia has its own agency focused on developing the province’s food industry, Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.  Perennia is a not-for-profit agency owned by the province that helps farmers, fishers and food processors...
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Back it up

Think about everything you have stored on your computer… documents, emails, photographs, videos, music – the list goes on. Now imagine losing it all. Horrific thought, isn’t it! Unfortunately it’s all too common. We have an...