Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Everyday Safety: Back to the water

When the weather warms, lots of Nova Scotians head for small recreational boats. If you're among them, here's what you need to know to stay safe.

Everyday Safety: Your car survival kit

I’ve been thinking about how to prepare for winter survival. While I was snowblowing my extra-long driveway recently, I remembered the old expression, "there is no bad weather, just...

GUEST COLUMN: Everyday safety

My field of industrial health and safety is complex. There are many sub-specialties, with people who focus on things such as biomechanics, hearing safety, nuclear safety and more.

A place of time and space: Proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area seeks ascension

There were five of them growing in close company, dominating a gentle slope of explosive greens and soft moss, tall and wide and straight as arrows, each tipped slightly apart as though...

On hands and knees: A ways south to the Keji petroglyphs

When someone carves something of themselves into rock, something at once insignificant and profound, we call it graffiti, but when we are separated from the artist by centuries, and the thing they...

Cautiously pessimistic: Why “apocalypse” is the wrong word when describing insect declines

A few years ago, the world was electrified when someone, somewhere, declared an “insect apocalypse,” the ignominious end of all those tiny creatures on whom we daily depend, of whom we take virtually no notice,...

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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