Gleaning knowledge

Gleaning knowledge

By Shannon Courtney Originally printed in Salty, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2016, saltyisland.com. Reprinted with permission. What do knitting, glee...

Why We Love Manitoba

Why We Love Manitoba

From flapper pie to snorkelling with belugas, this province is full of surprises—and dill pickle vodka!  Despite growing up in one of Manitoba’s...

Small Ponds featuring Colleen Jones

Small Ponds featuring Colleen Jones

Your name? Colleen Jones. Home (or adopted) town? Halifax, Nova Scotia. Population? We are the ultimate little big town: around...

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Skating Rink – ’Tis the Season

Skating Rink – ’Tis the Season

It’s 11 p.m., bitterly cold outside, and the snow has stopped after three or four hours of accumulation. A sensible person would be heading to bed...

Where the Stars Align in Canada

Where the Stars Align in Canada

I’ve been starry eyed for a long time. Growing up in the country, I took dark skies for granted. I thought everyone could simply step outside and...

Moose Jerky and eHarmony

Moose Jerky and eHarmony

By Carla Braun   Since the days of the Klondike gold rush, people have been drawn to the North by the promise of adventure and the hope of...

True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

When I bought this little farm in the 1970s, I had no illusions about being a farmer. Even back then, the idea of cultivating a plot of forty acres...

Book review: Vancouver’s Street Farms

Book review: Vancouver’s Street Farms

Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier By Michael Ableman Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016, paperback, 256 pages, $41.95...

Story Chasing Along the West Coast

Story Chasing Along the West Coast

By Jocey Asnong I unroll the nautical map and imagine a ship struggling in a southeast gale as it navigates around the remote peninsula I trace with...

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