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Roots & Folks

Crouching low, I touched the lit match to the ragged white bark stripped off a birch earlier for just this purpose and watched as the flames licked upward...

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Sailing to paradise

When Helen Opie was four, she stepped into a rowboat. “My mother tied a long rope to a bolt in the transom and shoved me away from the waves where I rowed...

Down Underground

Abbie Michalik worked 34 years in Cape Breton’s coal mines. For the past 24 years, visitors to the Miners Museum in Glace Bay have listened to his stories of...
Alice & Bob anchored at Hampton.

Cruising on the Kennebecasis

I first visited the Kennebecasis River years ago, after accepting an invitation to give a wildlife talk in Hampton, New Brunswick. During that weekend the...

Our mobile ancestors

We mortals attach some sort of cachet to families that are, or claim to be, people who have lived in a certain community for time out of mind. You hear...
Andy MacLean, longtime Martock employee.

Uphill challenge

It’s December 6 and Ski Martock Road is bare and the surrounding woods are brown and grey. There’s not a flake of snow on the ground.

Spokesman for Soldiers

AS DEPUTY director of The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, Lee Windsor takes every...