Friday, April 10, 2020
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Working remotely

I’ve written a lot of articles about viruses – computer viruses that is - but this is the first one to discuss a real-life virus.   Everybody is talking about the...

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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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,...
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Self-care a must

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That’s one sentence we often hear at this time of the year as the holiday season quickly approaches. It’s a sentence some...
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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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Put mining in its place

To the Editor; For over five decades, I have been working to limit the damage caused by the mining industry in Canada, as a community organizer in Sudbury, Ont., as a...
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In our time of need, they’re there

In times of emergencies, members of our own communities are there. When we run away from a burning building, they’re running to it. When we get into a car accident, they’re...

Twenty-five years of Amazon

Back in 1994, on July 5, an entrepreneur named Jeff Bezos started a new online store that specialised in selling books.   Twenty-five years later, the behemoth that became Amazon is now...

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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