Outfoxed: The Decline of the Fox Farm Industry in PEI

Outfoxed: The Decline of the Fox Farm Industry in PEI

Who knew that sleepy Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was the birthplace of the prestigious worldwide fox-farming industry? In the early 1900s, over 8,000 fox ranches dotted the Island, keeping the rich and royal fashionably warm.

Small Ponds featuring Carol Bruneau

Small Ponds featuring Carol Bruneau

Your name?  Carol Bruneau. Home (or adopted) town? Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Population?  In 2001, the town proper had 7,312 people,...

Farm Fresh – From Farm to Table

Farm Fresh – From Farm to Table

Not quite an island, there is still a sensation of leaving the big city behind when you cross over the Trent-Severn Waterway canal to what locals...

Gleaning knowledge

Gleaning knowledge

What do knitting, glee clubs, board games and food preserving have in common? If you guessed the 1950s, you wouldn’t be wrong, but these old-school...

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FireWorks and Sticky Buns

FireWorks and Sticky Buns

I have to admit, although I’m a dedicated fitness enthusiast, another passion that I have to counterbalance is my love of food. Our recent summer...

A Child’s Christmas in Danger

A Child’s Christmas in Danger

with a salute to Dylan Thomas One Christmas was so much like the other when I was a boy in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia that I can't remember if I got six...

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