Monday, December 16, 2019

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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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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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 -...
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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 – 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...

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...
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The reason I’m not buying an iPhone X

Don’t get me wrong, the new iPhone X is a sexy, sexy piece of tech. I’m a gadget nerd, and I have been repeatedly told by friends and family that I have a crippling Apple...
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What small businesses need to know about email marketing

Email marketing can make a huge difference for you as a small business owner. Campaign Monitor shares that “email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter.” For every $1...


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