Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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,...

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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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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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...

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 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...
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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...

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...

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...




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