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Home & Cottage

IN THE middle of a blizzard, in the middle of a Canadian winter, no matter where your home and hearth is, it’s just a simple fact that you will feel warmer and...

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Comfort and Efficiency

ACCORDING TO archaeologists, our early ancestors began to control fire about one and a half million years ago by bringing it into their caves and adjusting the...

A Space of One's Own

At the turn of the 20th century, when stores and supplies were few, crafting was a necessary part of family life. Sweaters and mittens were knitted, candles were...

Just Mortgaged

JERRY MAGUIRE may have been able to simply scream “Show me the money!” and get what he wanted, but if you’re looking for money in the form of a...

Keeping the Lights On

It would be interesting to track generator sales in relation to major storms and power blackouts. With climatologists predicting more frequent extreme weather...

Safe and Sound

MANY CANADIANS come from a tradition of wood burning, but with increasing urbanization and other convenient and efficient home heating options on the market, we...

Feeling the Heat

Say “sauna” to an Atlantic Canadian and she’ll likely point you to the nearest gym or hotel. Pronounce it correctly (it’s an ancient Finnish word pronounced...

Coaxing Spring in Winter

Shortened days and colder winds signify the coming of winter, a season that can strike fear into a gardener’s heart. Whatever are we supposed to do for the...

Closing Time

Do you ever wish that we had four-season gardening here in Atlantic Canada? Occasionally I do, but usually that’s when it’s either a perfectly glorious Indian...

Adding Efficiency

Renovating offers a chance build in energy-saving options—and government rebates can help with the cost.

Keeping the passion growing

It’s November. The killing frosts have finally come. The blaze of colourful foliage has wound down and the world is shimmering with muted shades of soft gold...