Saturday, May 15, 2021

Everyday Safety: Back to the water

When the weather warms, lots of Nova Scotians head for small recreational boats. If you're among them, here's what you need to know to stay safe.

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...

GUEST COLUMN: Everyday safety

My field of industrial health and safety is complex. There are many sub-specialties, with people who focus on things such as biomechanics, hearing safety, nuclear safety and more.

A place of time and space: Proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area seeks ascension

There were five of them growing in close company, dominating a gentle slope of explosive greens and soft moss, tall and wide and straight as arrows, each tipped slightly apart as though...

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...

Three years and 20 minutes: My search for wild things in wild places

It wasn’t her size that impressed me so much as her silence. Female moose can weigh just shy of 800 pounds, but to watch that mass of mammalian muscle tear through...
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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...

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...

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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