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Roots & Folks

Long, consecutive working days render the prospect of sleeping in on weekends to be one of my few cherished inactivities. Springtime, on the other hand,...

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Carved In Stone

One of my first lessons in genealogy was that “public” records really weren’t public. Until about 20 years ago, the only national Canadian census that was...
Brothers Tom (left) and Chip (right) are the fourth generation of hunters to run the family farm.

“Ears” To A Good Thing

Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick is famous for two things: its historic bridge spanning the Saint John River and potatoes, French fries in particular. But for the...

The Conkerers

Stepping into the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, I immediately hear something I haven’t heard since I was a child: the sharp clacking of horse chestnuts...

It's a Dog's Life

THERE’S A cacophony of barking when I knock on the door of Linda Lusby’s home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Wolfville, NS. She comes to the door of her mudroom,...
Judith Merrill and her then-partner Stephen raised three daughters on 40 acres in eastern PEI. The family lived in the basement of their house for nine years while they built the upper floors.

Island Dreams

As a resident of Boston and Cape Cod in the early 1970s, Judith Merrill was deeply into the alternative scene: natural foods, meditation, acupressure,...

Stark Beauty

Moravian missionaries from Europe established a presence in northern Labrador dating back to the mid 1700s. In 1830 they expanded their efforts and built the...