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Roots & Folks

Back in the 1980s, while working as a provincial biologist, I was called by the organizer of an Atlantic teachers tour to ask if I could highlight a wildlife issue...

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Crossroads of the World

It’s hard to escape the shadow of 9/11 when visiting Gander International Airport. Plaques of commemoration and gratitude hold a special place on a...

Confirmation or Confusion

ON A PAGE headed “1835,” the register reads: “2nd March baptized Andrew, 2 weeks old, child of James and Mary Brown.” The sponsors are listed as “William Jones and...
Katrina Isbill-Floyd is the mastermind behind McBride House One-of-a-Kind Needle Felted Sculptures.

A needle and some wool

Eight years ago, after taking a needle felting workshop, Katrina Isbill-Floyd’s mother-in-law gave her a tiny plastic bag filled with soft pink wool, thinking that...

The Good Shepherds

IT WAS IN southeast Newfoundland that Lord Baltimore established the Colony of Avalon in the early 1600s before heading south to warmer climes. But even...
You might be From Canada If... is published by MacIntyre Purcell.

A quilt of cartoons about this land

It seems totally appropriate that Maritime cartoonist par excellence, Michael de Adder, should celebrate this 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada by...

Smart City

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,...