Monday, May 29, 2023

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  • published Getting Ready for Lobster Season in All Stories 2023-04-28 21:24:11 -0300

    Getting Ready for Lobster Season

    Walking Timmy Jenning's lobster boat downhill through the trees to the launch ramp on East Petpeswick Road.

  • published Opus Cafe in Kinney Place in All Stories 2023-04-28 20:54:45 -0300

    Opus Cafe in Kinney Place

    Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard (right in photo) paid a visit with Lisa-Marie Wilson to the Opus Café located in Kinney Place (the former Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, completely renovated as a business and community hub.) The all-day breakfasts are delicious, along with first-rate meals and other tasty choices. Friendly staff make this a go-to-place for breakfast or lunch.

    The Cafe is located in Westphal on the south side of Highway 7 on a small hill behind the Henry G. Bauld Centre and  across the road from the Black Cultural Centre. There is a large community garden in front of the building. Phone 902-818-2940 for hours.  


  • published Benefit Auction at Porters Lake Pub in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:54:21 -0300

    Benefit Auction at Porters Lake Pub

    Porters Lake Pub was full for a late March benefit auction for West Chezzetcook fisherman Perry Crowell. 

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  • published May Walk for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:22:42 -0300

    May Walk for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    On May 28, Mike Coady and his family will be leading a 33 km walk in Sheet Harbour to raise funds for research on curing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

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  • published Martinique Desserterie Sells Out! in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:18:10 -0300

    Martinique Desserterie Sells Out!

    Martinique Desserterie got off to a roaring start on its opening day on April 8. At times there was a half-hour line outside, and the shelves were empty by 1:30 pm. And they’ve sold out every day they been open since.  

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  • published Wanna Know What Bugs Me This Month? in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:12:47 -0300

    Wanna Know What Bugs Me This Month?

    By Jeddore John 

    Wanna know what bugs me this month?….KardiaMobile. If you watch TV, you have probably seen ads for this little device that will show you your heartbeat on your cell phone.

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  • published Hoarding: When You Can’t Just Let Go in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:10:42 -0300

    Hoarding: When You Can’t Just Let Go

    By Kelly Corkery  

    I approach this topic with extreme sensitivity and caution, there is a lot of misinformation and lack of understanding regarding hoarding. Reality shows, such as A&E’s Hoarders, don’t necessarily represent the healthiest methods for handling a complex mental disorder.  

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  • published On Relationship in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:08:31 -0300

    On Relationship

    By John English 

    I have been thinking a lot lately about relationships and how they reveal who we are. Having dipped a toe into the writings of Carl Jung (1875-1961), a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst considered to be one of the most influential thinkers and writers on human psychology, I feel that I have a clearer view into how, in my many different kinds of relationships, I strive to express the completeness of my individual self. 

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  • published TGIF Club in All Stories 2023-04-28 19:04:29 -0300

    TGIF Club

    Transportation, Gardening, Information, and Food  


    Since the Old School Community Gathering Place opened in 2011, we have developed more and more programs to improve the lives of everyone living on the Eastern Shore. Our current programs include the Wellbeing HUBS, Youth Employment Skills, Eastern Shore Mental Health, affordable housing, the food pantry, Enhance through Dance, Pride, Tai Chi, and Fibre Friends. We have also learned how participating in these programs provides people with a place to access skills, knowledge, and community resources.

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  • published Keeping History Afloat in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:59:44 -0300

    Keeping History Afloat

    By Cynthia Parr 

    There are many ways to remember and preserve bits of history: through the usual reading and writing or visiting museums, but also through conversation and the crafting of traditional objects. If you drive down the West Jeddore Road, you may notice a garage with around 40 painted buoys hung above the doors. Quentin Brown, a skilled woodworker and local historian, has created these buoys over the last 10 or 15 years. 

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  • published The Precise Fibre Arts of Karen Negus in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:57:32 -0300

    The Precise Fibre Arts of Karen Negus

    By Dee Dwyer 

    “My grandmother used to do that !” or “that’s a lost art”--these are two comments that Karen Negus of Tatting for Spirit often hears when customer browse her unique and intricate tatting work. It is time-consuming--“It takes 25 minutes to make something the size of a quarter,” says Karen--but entirely appreciated by those who love her work. Imagine her tatting in a tranquil moment with her 18-year old African gray parrot, Ruby, perched on her knee.  

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  • published A Photographer Who Loves the Sea in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:55:27 -0300

    A Photographer Who Loves the Sea

    By Mary Elizabeth O’Toole 

    Collette Robertson’s photography reflects her love of being in and on the ocean, both in her professional life as a marine biologist and as an avid all-season surfer based in the Lawrencetown surfing community. Robertson works primarily with analog techniques (film) and is always exploring different photographic processes. She has tried dry plate, paper negatives, cyanotype, and Polaroid, and more recently started combining digital and analog processes.  

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  • published Wild Salad in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:53:05 -0300

    Wild Salad

    By Savayda Jarone, Herbalist 

    Wild food foraging is a fast-growing hobby and lifestyle here in Nova Scotia and throughout North America. Foragers are driven by a desire to connect with nature’s offerings, to cultivate self-sufficiency, to reduce food costs, and to supplement their diets with nutrient-dense and natural foods.

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  • “Where there’s smoke, there’s creosote.”

    By Robert Rutherford 

    The only firewood we had when we moved to West Petpeswick were the tops of red spruce the lumber barons didn't want.  They left them where they lay among the younger trees that were too thin. 

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  • published Another Lighthouse Keeper at Jeddore Light in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:48:10 -0300

    Another Lighthouse Keeper at Jeddore Light

    In last month’s article “The First Keepers of Jeddore Light,” Cynthia Parr laid out what she had learned from digging into local archives about the first three people who had served as lighthouse keepers  (the expanded version of the article can be found on The Cooperator's website, in the Community & Culture tab). 

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  • Apply for Summer Internships at the Cooperator

    The Eastern Shore Cooperator has two positions through the Canada Summer Jobs program. The pay rate is $14.50/hr for a 30-hour work week, starting at the end of May.

    If you would like to apply for one of these two positions, please send a resume and three samples of your work to [email protected] so that we can start interviewing as soon as we hear from CSJ.

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  • published MusGo Rider Takes on Supportive Housing in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:35:37 -0300

    MusGo Rider Takes on Supportive Housing

    By Richard Bell 

    Jessie Greenough already has a well-deserved reputation as a serial non-profit entrepreneur, having guided MusGo River to become one of the province’s most successful rural transportation provider. The provincial government recognized this success, asking Greenough to set up another non-profit offering the same service out of Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley.

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  • published Province Expands OHV Access to Highways in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:30:13 -0300

    Province Expands OHV Access to Highways

    The Houston administration has introduced legislation (Bill 273, the Road Trails Act) that will allow owners of off-highway vehicles (OHV) much broader access to the province’s roads and highways. 

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  • published News from Nova Scotia Health May 2023 in All Stories 2023-04-28 18:26:49 -0300

    News from Nova Scotia Health May 2023

    Did you know?  

    Nova Scotia Health opened an urgent treatment centre at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. 

    The urgent treatment centre provides care for people with unexpected, non-life-threatening health concerns that require same or next day treatment. Some examples include simple fractures, sprains, earaches, minor cuts, and mild abdominal pain. The centre will be available to people with or without a family doctor or nurse practitioner. 

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  • published Health Care Communities Must Step Up in All Stories 2023-03-28 10:38:47 -0300

    Health Care Communities Must Step Up


    We recognize that solving the problems we face in the healthcare arena is not going to be easy.  

    Without casting blame, the roots of today’s problems go back decades. In thinking about how to affect social change, we have been much influenced by the Transition Towns movement.  

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