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Roots & Folks

ON A BRIGHT September morning, a racing scull sliced through the still water of the Saint John River at Fredericton. The crew rowed past the downtown shops,...

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The cycle of life

Dr. Heather Morrison is an extraordinary person by any standards, but she’s particularly special to her home province of PEI. The island’s first female Rhodes...

The Ferryman’s Wife

Ramona Himmelman sits at her kitchen table, watching the ferry cross the LaHave River. Ferries have shuttled people, cars, and cattle across this stretch of...
Brothers Jake and Travis Pearson enjoy the fruits of their labours in their orchard.

More than an apple a day

The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is well named, as the majority of apple producers—many of whom also produce other tree fruits—grow their crops in the rich...
Marie-Christine Arpin now runs the Canoe Restigouche outfitting business founded by her father.

The gem that is the Restigouche River

Three years ago this summer, our so-called “Restigouche Expeditionary Force” pushed off from a riverbank in northern New Brunswick for the first time. We had...
Sue Tyler says by thinning, they left the best trees and opened up space to see what would grow naturally.

Can’t see the forest or the trees

For as long as I can remember, an autumn drive on the rural roads surrounding Elgin, New Brunswick has been a feast for the eyes. It’s home for me, part of my...

Unclaimed Jewels

Some years ago, I took part in a seminar where the opening remarks were made by a clergyman. Rather gleefully, I thought, he recounted having had a pair of...