Category Archives: Community

Scoggie

Maurice “Scoggie” Watson was 27 when Cynthia Scott made a film about him. It was 1975. https://www.nfb.ca/film/scoggie (Film runs about 25 minutes.) This film is almost 40 years old. Yet, the stories in it, and the truths they reveal, still ring stingingly … Continue reading

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Fall-ing

Yesterday I went out to Big Baddeck after work, with Mary Jane (my boyfriend’s mum, who, despite the fact that I’m not actually married to her son, I call my mother-in-law), and met my own mum, for a meal at … Continue reading

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Q+A with Emily Chafe and Steve Rankin

1. Name, age, where you live? Emily Chafe, 27, Glencoe. Steve Rankin, 30, Glencoe. 2. CB born and raised? Or recent transplants? (And however much biographical info you feel like giving.) I (Emily) was raised in Port Hawkesbury and Steve … Continue reading

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multitude monday / sep 29

My friend and former design classmate Katie MacLennan writes a great blog called Polka Dot Soup. On it she writes a post some Mondays called “Multitude Monday.”   She writes, “Mondays are about documenting the little (or big!) things in life that make me oh-so-happy. Let’s … Continue reading

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links loved special edition: Lumiere!

This is the glamourous life of a blogger: taking multiple selfies on a street while people drive by and think you’re a weirdo, in search of the perfect “casually reading the Lumiere guide” shot for posting to Instagram. I say, … Continue reading

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a trip to Blue Heron Farm

Two weeks ago I drove out to Gardiner Mines after work, to visit with Marc Vassallo on his (and his parents’) organic veggie farm. It was an overcast day and there was a bit of drizzle, but I put on my … Continue reading

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four simple goals: climate change

So on Sunday I went to the People’s Climate Forum in Sydney. (I wrote about it last week, before it happened, here on the blog.) It was … good.  I mean, to be honest, I find it hard to pick … Continue reading

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