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Roots & Folks

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...

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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,...

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...
The farmer relaxes after his day’s chores.

Countrified and off the grid

I first met Kurt Wentzel at a market. At that time, he was just one of many cheerful and helpful stallholders who always had abundant supplies of meat, fruit...

Book Review: Empire of Deception

Can there be a more daunting task for a book author than to produce a gripping page turner when the reading audience already knows the story outline and the...

Tartan Times

Philosophers may debate whether a tree falling in the forest makes a noise, but a tossed caber sure does. There’s the prolonged “aaaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh” screamed by the caber tosser...