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Roots & Folks

Dagwood Bumstead is one of the best known comic strip characters. He, his wife Blondie, their two perennially teen-aged children and their dog Daisy, have...

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Lady of the dance

Susan Chalmers-Gauvin did what most thought impossible. She started an international ballet company in Moncton. With co-founder Igor Dobrovolskiy, the...
Amy and Verena grow between 40 and 50 different types of vegetables, including yellow squash and eight varieties of beets and carrots.

Life on the Land

“AFTER WE MOVED to the Island,” recounts Amy Smith, “an elderly neighbour—he was so sweet—listened to our plans and shook his head sadly.”

The amphibious mink

Related to weasels, these fascinating creatures also can indicate pollution levels  
Wadih Fares in front of the Trillium building in downtown Halifax, NS.

The ‘come-from-aways’

THERE’S AN ONGOING perception, in some quarters, that immigrants “steal” jobs from local folks.

For the love of libraries

“I get annoyed when I hear people say nobody uses libraries anymore”  
Dr. Siyaram Pandey, a biochemist from the University of Windsor, has developed a concentrated dandelion root extract that has been approved for trial by Health Canada.

Hello Sunshine

Pity the poor dandelions. Long considered a weed, dandelions are despised by many and often destroyed as soon as they dare mar the green perfection of our...