The colourful city of St. John’s, NL, is home to a busy, vibrant market whose motto is “Make it, Bake it, Grow it.” Open from June through September, it’s run by a volunteer board and is located at the Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue.
As with many markets, it has...Read more
The foods we eat reveal a lot about who we are and where we live, and often point to our connections with other people—from past and present, at home and afar.
This was brought home to me recently while I was having dinner with friends. We had been invited for a...Read more
I often hear kingfishers while I’m paddling along a tree-shadowed shore during summer. Inevitably, they see me first. Their wild, rattling protest of my intrusion into their waterway is similar to a red squirrel’s scolding staccato, spitting an immense displeasure over my arrival in their woods.
Bird bills trivia
The belted kingfisher...Read more
Rather than chatting on Facebook, my gang and I make it a point to get together face to face - the original social networking. Many people have recipes for happiness. Some go south in cold weather; others stay home and ski. In spring gardeners attend to sprouting greenery; fishermen head...Read more
Patrice Boulianne and a couple of friends formed the band Blou, based in Meteghan, NS, in 1994, creating a show to engage Acadian youth throughout the Atlantic Provinces. Twenty years later, with its high-energy blend of Acadian, Cajun and zydeco music—self-dubbed “Acadico”—Blou is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner,...Read more