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Home & Cottage

It’s a cold, grey day in Halls Harbour. Large waves crash against the beach, and the wind blowing in off the Bay of Fundy feels as cold as the ice covering nearby...

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Spring Cleaning With Colour

Spring is, of course, when we think about throwing open windows and freshening things up, but this year, I’m leaving the re-organizing, tidying and KonMari...

Brighten Up That Basement

Face it, it's always a challenge to come up with the right interior paint colour and perfect lighting.

Are You Covered?

We all buy insurance - we insure our homes, our belongings, our health, our lives, our vehicles - but how many of us truly know what coverage we have or what...

Build a Better Nest Box

FORESTS ONCE fashioned a broad range of habitats and homes for wildlife. As trees matured dead branches broke off, creating holes in live tree trunks. Birds,...

Turf Wars

Horticulture bullies can be introduced, or native. They might be fine in one environment or set of conditions, and not in others. Like many things, the topic...

A (Bath)room of Their Own

Until recently, the steamiest thing in many master bathrooms was the mirror. Lately, though, designers in Atlantic Canada have been raising the bar—the heated...

No Monthly Energy Bills

It is a frigid winter day in Bathurst, NB, but inside the EcoPlusHome, the Kenny family is cozy and warm. And thanks to an integrated component system that...
Ground nesting whip-poor-wills are difficult to locate even when one knows where to search.

Hiding in plain sight

Wild animals employ many means to survive. Some have even evolved to hide in plain view. Blending in with surrounding habitat is a feat accomplished by...

Deer, Oh Deer

IF I COULD find a surefire cure for keeping deer away from gardens, I could retire. Of all the gardening questions I receive, one of the top three begins: “How...

Deep Rock House

When architects Niall Savage and Rayleen Hill planned the design of this home, on a point of land near Hubbards, NS, they were careful to make the distinction...