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SaltWire Selects July 6: East Coast stories worth sharing today
Amped up ant project: Newfoundland boy's insect research leads him to start his own colony
THE MOM SCENE: The trouble with screen time
Choosing chef boxes: The good, the better and the local
Atlantic Canadian musicians enjoying return to normal
Chess obsessed: Key Nova Scotia chess players igniting interest in the hobby
ASK ELLIE: Aunt willing to help niece in final year of high school
Q – My niece is a very bright and interesting teenager of 16 whose father no longer speaks to her. She was living with him and his second wife, along with their six-year-old son whom she adored, for almost three years of high ...
20 Questions with Labrador Indigenous rights activist Elizabeth Penashue
Indigenous rights activist, author, environmentalist, mother, teacher, respected Elder. Tshaukuesh ‘Elizabeth’ Penashue is many different things to many different people. The 76-year-old Labrador woman has dedicated her life to ...
SaltWire Selects July 3: Stories about Atlantic Canadians and their communities you don't want to miss
Beyond the tire swing A Brooklyn, Hants County, N.S., man has come up with tire swings for adults, as well as tire chairs, planters and works of art. Santos Treminio, originally from Nicaragua, told SaltWire's Carole Morris-Underhill ...
No set formula: How to decide if your child is mature enough to stay home alone
Kevin McCallister may have been unintentionally left home alone in the movies, but what if parents really do need to leave their children at home by themselves? In a time when parents must return to work and day camps and childcare may be ...
Eskasoni woman says understanding colonial history key to knowing yourself
Indigenous history and issues are complex and often riddled with academic jargon and Kateri Stevens has dedicated her life to deciphering those messages and relaying that information so others can understand. “I’m able to see things in ...
Some Cape Breton churches staying closed for now after COVID-19 shutdown
Some churches in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are choosing to delay reopening after being forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Knox and Warden United churches in Glace Bay, along with the five churches in the Collieries ...
COVID-19 put the spotlight on long-term care facilities on East Coast, but keep the faith, say operators
Gail Metcalfe knows first-hand what’s involved with looking after a loved one who needs special care. For six-and-a-half years, the Charlottetown, PEI resident provided around-the-clock care for her husband Barrie, who had been diagnosed ...
JILL ELLSWORTH: Hey millennials, mastered pets but not ready for kids? House plants may be the answer
A few years ago, I thought I had the opposite of a green thumb and would kill any plant left in my care. I would be filled with envy when I saw photos or videos of peoples’ beautiful sunrooms filled with greenery, but I didn’t think I ...
SaltWire Selects July 2: East Coast stories you don't want to miss
A thousand masks When Ammar Hudhud and Kinaz Albaghada moved to Nova Scotia last fall as refugees, along with their two children, it was the end of a long journey. The Syrian family had been living in Jordan and then Egypt after fleeing their ...
What are the odds on post-pandemic divorce?
Some would say marriage is always a gamble. Over at MyBookie, an online betting site, they’re taking that literally. Given the huge spike in divorce filings driven by COVID-19, MyBookie now presents the Divorce Odds Calculator — ...