Category Archives: Guest posts

happiness is a frozen lake

A few days ago, my friend Jocelyn Bethune posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook wall, that Simone Carmichael had taken. I shared one of them in the Dream Big Facebook group, and after that Jocelyn wrote to me to … Continue reading

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I’m engaged! With my community, that is…

I also have a post up today over at the blog “Civic Engagement from Local to Global,” which is part of a research study being done by Cape Breton University professor Tanya Brann-Barrett. I wrote about my tips for “making a relationship … Continue reading

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Nick Phillips on hope in hard times

Last month I was feeling low about things. A couple of my close friends were either moving out West or talking about maybe having to go. It made me feel quite down on the Island, feeling like whatever we do, won’t … Continue reading

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Erin the Librarian: The Frugal Baby

Everyone says “Kids are expensive” and “babies require so much stuff!” My partner Brian and I tried to argue against these statements before our child was born – “Nonsense,” we’d say, “Babies aren’t that expensive.” But there is a truth … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday with Pamela Johnson: Herbed Ice Cubes and a Friendly Slug Killer

Herbilicious ice cubes I love cilantro, so much that I planted WAY too much of it this summer.  I couldn’t wait to cook with fresh cilantro again! Mmm, mango chutney, sweet potato soup, any number of Indian dishes. However, this … Continue reading

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Our Man In Judique: Dwayne MacEachern on Being “Someone”

By Dwayne MacEachern We can do anything we set our minds to. I was told that sort of thing growing up. I’m just not sure if it was a mistake to believe it or not. I think we believe it … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday: Brian Dean on Thrift

I interviewed Whitney Pier resident Brian Dean, and his partner Erin, back in February. Since then, Brian has written a guest piece here about cleaning up your neighbourhood, which was honest, sharp-witted, and funny. He’s a really thrifty guy and … Continue reading

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Hannah Goes West: Train 5703 From Truro

I’m so happy to welcome Hannah MacDonald to the blog as a guest writer. This is the first in a series she’ll be writing about her move “Out West”. “One way to Edmonton?” the clerk at the VIA Rail ticket … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday with Alicia Lake: Local Eating

This post originally appeared on Alicia’s blog, Cape Breton Local Food Adventure. She has kindly allowed me to republish it here. Well, once again the market season is here, and everyone is thinking about buying local! This year perhaps more … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday with Erika Shea: Savings Websites

A short little post for this short little week: Do you have any favourite money saving websites? Here are a few of mine… Save.ca: this site was mentioned in a comment on the very first Frugal Friday post. Often I … Continue reading

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