“Pay if forward” acts of kindness first reported on the Facebook page, then in traditional media spread the movement to communities across Nova Scotia and to other Canadian provinces—Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta—across the USA, then to England, Australia, even the Dominican Republic.
We came to a plateau with a little open field. Sitting in that field were 300 mothers holding their sick and malnourished children. It was just this overwhelming sight.
Nicknamed “Mother Canada,” construction of the memorial, including an enormous statue of a draped female figure with arms outstretched towards… Europe, is scheduled to begin this fall. The project is now in doubt, in part because of three developments in this story over the past two months.
Even some of those in favour of the project find it objectionable that corporate and others sponsors will receive as much visibility and recognition as the dead thus memorialized.
From supplements to green shakes, from special teas to liver-flushing yoga exercises, health gurus like this pair of detox docs line up beside celebrities and other snake oil retailers to sell us on the latest pseudo-health craze – detoxification.
When Ned Bell discovered just how damaged and endangered fish habitat in and around Canada has become, the Executive Chef became an activist, biking 8700 kms in just 10 weeks across the country to raise awareness about the issue.
The Nova Star is more than a ferry that links Maine and Nova Scotia. It’s a luxury, an experience, part of the thrill of travel. The difference is that cruise ships are essentially floating resorts, an end in themselves. The Nova Star is that rare combination of necessary travel made experiential.
Everything had to go smoothly on launch day if my cousin Tim Rhyno was to successfully float his new million dollar fishing boat. But of course it didn’t.
Live streaming this Friday at 7:30 NS (Atlantic), Life As A Human features two-time JUNO Award winning folk musician – the troubadour with a banjo – Old Man Luedecke. See this master songwriter in the tradition of the great folk artists like Woody Guthrie in the most intimate of settings, a “house concert” in a small town Shelburne Nova Scotia recording studio, HarbourTone Productions.
If the Beach Boys and John Lennon had a baby, it would be this surfer, tattooed flower child spreading his message of peace and love. His guitarist could be a leather-clad punk, but Franti’s lyrics and stage presence offer equal counterpoint.