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...
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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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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...

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...
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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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