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Roots & Folks

Dave Curriecuts up herring on a small metal table at the stern of the boat. Wearing blue latex gloves, he picks a single fish out of a box, places it on the...

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High Flyer

DEBBIE BREKELMANS lives for flying. As a pilot for Maritime Air, the company her husband and a friend started in 1996, she flies the only commercial charter to...
Cousins Glenn Graham and Rodney MacDonald play for a square dance at Boisdale Fire Hall in October 2012.

Celtic Colours

In mid-October of 2010, I attended a Celtic Colours concert in the gym of the North Highlands Elementary School, located on the shore of Aspy Bay, at the...

Compassionate Care

Growing up in Pictou, NS, Jock Murray was supposed to go into the printing and newspaper business. At least, that’s what his family—owners of Advocate...

Bluebloods, Black Market

On Campobello Island, Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, “I had a feeling of remoteness, which I rarely experience anywhere else.” In her “My Day” syndicated...
Kites are used to dangle mackerel on the water’s surface in hopes of enticing a strike from a bluefin tuna.

The Sushi Factor

Should the flesh of a recently harvested bluefin tuna appear a little translucent with a deep rose tone, the lucky fisherman could be in for a hefty payday...

The Diviners

Listen to this. I’m not doing a thing,” says Adrian Nette. I put my ear close to the freshly cut, Y-shaped willow branch he’s holding at shoulder height, and hear a...