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Roots & Folks

At six, I was beckoned by the word, come. It was summer, and I was with my family at Birchdale, a remote hunting and fishing lodge just north of Kemptville,...

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Newfoundland hospitality on steroids

The secret wartime shipwreck that dramatically changed a community

Just how do they survive?

A fleeting but momentous visit with Sable Island’s wild horses

Back In The Saddle

Shortly before midnight, a 13-year-old rides her 10-speed through the silky darkness to the barn where her horse is boarded. It’s a secret assignation. If her...

The Importance Of Place

Among the most frequently asked questions by genealogists are the three Ws: “Who? When? Where?” On the face of it these seem to require less explaining than...

Mount Carleton Provincial Park

New Brunswick’s crown jewel wilderness
Judith Merrill and her then-partner Stephen raised three daughters on 40 acres in eastern PEI. The family lived in the basement of their house for nine years while they built the upper floors.

Island Dreams

As a resident of Boston and Cape Cod in the early 1970s, Judith Merrill was deeply into the alternative scene: natural foods, meditation, acupressure,...