Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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...

The Local Climate – 13 per cent

Let’s go back to 2013, when our provincial government, in partnership with numerous stakeholders, created the Parks and Protected Areas Plan. It was an inspired document, identifying huge tracts of...

The Local Climate – Bridging the isthmus

That sliver of land connecting Nova Scotia to the rest of North America is known as the Chignecto Isthmus, its thousands of relevant acres our only defence against islandhood. In case...

The Local Climate – Sable

The remotest island in all of Canada is a 42-kilometre long sliver of sand gracing our continental shelf, formed 10,000 years ago by the workings of glaciers. We call her...

Reducing the risk of tick bites

As the temperature rises, many of us will be spending more time enjoying the outdoors in northern Nova Scotia.  It is important to take steps to reduce the risk of being bitten...
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What do Facebook and Google know about me?

In May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) came into effect in the EU. The intention of GDPR was to make businesses more transparent about the information they collect about you. This new regulation applied...
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Recent blackmail scams

Yet again there’s another scam doing the rounds and this one is a particularly nasty form of blackmail. Most scams these days try to fool you into paying for something you don’t need. They’ll warn...


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