By Mary Elizabeth O’Toole
In communities around the world and along the Eastern Shore, people are sharing climate change concerns and action strategies for reducing their environmental impact. Some are making significant lifestyle changes, like building off-grid homes or getting rid of their cars to reduce their carbon footprint. Others are looking for less dramatic changes that they can make quickly. Many feel overwhelmed with the possibilities, and question if one person or family can really make any difference without a huge investment of time and/or money.
Flowers, art, and sipping tea, is a perfect combination! This year, the annual Petals and Paint event at the Old School has been extended to two days; Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14th, from 12 to 5.
The new Tim Hortons/Shell is going up fast in Musquodoboit Harbour. Bruce Vienneau, who is building the new facility, provided lots of new information at the June Town Hall meeting of the Musquodoboit Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Affairs.
By John Verlinden
Travelling by rail from Upper Musquodoboit to Dartmouth was not for the faint of heart in those early days of the service. During the winter, the cars were cold and people would try to gather around a coal stove to keep warm. During the summer, it was the opposite – hot and uncomfortable.
By Mackenzie Myatt
[Editor’s Note: We are happy to have Mackenzie Myatt interning this summer at the Cooperator. She’s one of the top mountain bikers in Canada, and we asked her to share some of recent experience preparing for a recent World Cup race in Europe.]