Highlights/maritimes

Economy, Society

Honesty experiment in Eastern Canada: high marks!

How honest are Canadians? Test shows good results in Maritimes. They have been many stories over the years in Canada of lost items, especially wallets, being returned to their owners with money and credit cards still inside. That’s not to» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

More devastating news: another right whale found dead

There are so few North Atlantic right whales left, that every single one is critical to their survival as a species. There are estimated to be only about 500 to 550 left alive. In June, in what came as a» 

Environment, International

Iconic geographical sites eroding

They’ve been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, but the slow erosion seems to have picked up in recent years. Several of Canada’s east coast fascinating quirks of nature are disappearing under an increasingly forceful nature. Red dots» 

Society

A ‘dangerous’ blizzard hammers eastern Canada

Even by Canadian standards, this is a nasty snow storm. Heavy snow is combining with ferocious winds to bring much of Canada’s Maritime Provinces to a standstill. Schools, businesses, offices, ferry and transit services have shut down in much of» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Climate change and P.E.I.’s slow disappearance

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, and it’s getting smaller. A recent storm has once again highlighted the plight of PEI.  It is a low-lying sand and sandstone island in the Gulf of St Lawrence and as the climate» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Race for the lobster

It’s lobster season once again off Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Delayed yesterday by bad weather hundreds of boats loaded with traps sped off just before dawn at 6:00 AM. The race was to get to the best» 

Environment

Canada’s east coast: high winds, massive floods wreak havoc

It wasn’t hurricane Matthew, but it was however a low-pressure system  created by the hurricane and that was plenty. Though not the actual hurricane, the winds were nonetheless over 100km/h over the region in many areas and were accompanied by» 

Environment, International

A ‘crabby’ experience, eco-tourism in Nova Scotia

Come to beautiful Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast and catch crabs. It’s a new project by Parks Canada to deal with the invasive European green crab. Visitors pay $30, and get a bumpy 20 minute all-terrain vehicle ride down» 

Society

Fading art: Conversation with wood boat builder Louis Duguay

It’s a lifestyle, it’s a local culture, and many would argue that is indeed an art. Louis Duguay, now aged 70, has been building east coast commercial fishing boats for over 40 years along the north coast of New Brunswick» 

Environment, Society

Major winter storm hits Maritimes

A new winter system is rolling through Canada’s Maritimes, with Newfoundland next in its path. As the storm moves across the provinces, it will bring high winds and heavy snow. Blizzard warnings cover all of Nova Scotia, which will be»