Wednesday, October 21, 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,...

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...

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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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...
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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...

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...

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,...
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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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Three things I wish I’d known when I started by own business

I’ve been running my own design business for two-and-a-half years now. In the grand scheme of business (where a lot of people have been doing this for 40+ years now!), I’m still a newbie -...

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...




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