Author Archives: Leah Noble

Frugal Friday on Thursday

Kate Oland is not just a great speaker and advocate for rural living, she’s also a librarian at Baddeck’s public library. There, she creates and holds wonderful programming for the public, in a space that overlooks Baddeck’s picturesque harbour. Having … Continue reading

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Are you in IT? And you want to work in CB? Then get on this!

I don’t usually share straight-up press releases on here, preferring to keep the blog more people-based (like the Q+As, and my own personal essays and thoughts), because usually it’s more interesting that way, but I thought this one warranted it. … Continue reading

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Q+A with Mark Sparrow

Mark Sparrow is one of those people I met first on the Internet, before meeting in person. (There’s a lot of folks I meet like that these days!) Online, he’s articulate and friendly. In person, that doesn’t change. Mark’s one … Continue reading

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give some lonesome veggies a good home

The community market in my hometown, Baddeck, is running a fun fundraiser this year – “Adopt-a-veggie!” Here are the details from their press materials. (I think I’m going to start with a radish and work my way up to a … Continue reading

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Lately… May 2012

It’s a beautiful Sunday. I’ve had my customary Sunday late morning lie-in and now I’m itching to get outside and be in the sun, feel the breeze on my bare arms. Spring and early summer here in Cape Breton is … Continue reading

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A community garden is growing in Baddeck…

Every now and again on my lunchtime walks I’ll saunter by the spot where the community garden is going in. I like seeing the plan come to life. County CAO Sandy Hudson tells me that there are around seven beds … Continue reading

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Just like that…

And just like that… summer is here. Well, not really, I know. But the weather has been so fine. And all the leafed things are making this year’s batch. The village is filling with cars and visitors. The warm breezes … Continue reading

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