Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Where grows the king of hemlocks: My search for our oldest tree

Our canoe was laden with all the necessities of outdoor life, and sloshing with water carried in by our socks, soaked every time we were obliged to leap overboard and carry our craft over rocks,...

The blessed backcountry: Pollett’s Cove, a strange sort of freedom for adventurous souls

I’m something of a campsite aficionado, or, if you like, a snob. Upon arrival, my judgy eyes scan the facilities, the placement of playgrounds, the space between sites, the design of...

Three years and 20 minutes: My search for wild things in wild places

It wasn’t her size that impressed me so much as her silence. Female moose can weigh just shy of 800 pounds, but to watch that mass of mammalian muscle tear through...

Live well…Age well – Why do people age differently?

Hello Pugwash, Wallace, Tatamagouche, Wentworth, River John, and the sweet places in-between. Some people are whip smart and energetic into old age, while sometimes, much younger people are sick, exhausted and...
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Advanced call blocking

It’s become a fact of life now – if you have a phone, you probably receive spam calls. Calls from Canada Revenue warning that you’re behind on payment and now have...

Live well…Age well – All about aging

Hello, Pugwash, Wallace, Tatamagouche, River John, Wentworth, and all the sweet spots in-between. This column's intention is to share with The Light readers, new, old and current, knowledge regarding living and...

The Local Climate – Owls Head

For years now, members of the conservation community and even anonymous government employees have expressed to me their worry that exactly this would happen - that years of lethargy from our provincial government would result,...

The Local Climate – Collision of worlds

Invasive species are a problem with no easy solution, and, in my experience, are so often misunderstood by the general public, so if you’ll bear with me I’ll start from the top.
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A ‘Smart’ Christmas

Seasons Greetings!   It’s that time of year where we decorate the house, put up a tree, and string the lights.   Anybody who knows me, knows I’ll be trying to add...
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Eagles and cellphones

If you have a smartphone, you’ll have a plan associated with it that usually has limits.   These limits can be on the number of calls, texts, and data that you’re...




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