LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019

CBC News was granted a sneak peek of work being done on a $1.8M project to re-create historic settlement CBC News · Posted: Oct 23, 2019 7:05 AM AT   Work continues on the Place Fort La Tour project in Saint John. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019

COMMUNITY: The painful death of my hometowns – St. Stephen, NB and Calais, ME

This was written in 2013 when the future of my hometown looked bleak. Today, properties have passed to the next generation and younger entrepreneurs are buying and fixing up old retail spaces and bringing the potential for new life to … Continue reading COMMUNITY: The painful death of my hometowns – St. Stephen, NB and Calais, ME

HISTORY: It’s 105 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

It’s true it’s over a 100 years now and Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree. THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION – On December 6, 1917 at 9:00 AM, the Halifax Explosion severely destroyed much of the city. Boston authorities … Continue reading HISTORY: It’s 105 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island

The Story: Back in 2002, architect, amateur historian and native Cape Bretoner Paul Chiasson went for a hike up Kelly’s Mountain on Cape Dauphin near Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. What he found has been the subject of … Continue reading MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island

LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

I remember when Connors was acquired by George Weston Ltd. in 1967. At the time, it was mainly just another takeover by the big boys, with the usual  siphoning off of our resource dollars to folks far, far away. But … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

ISSUES – Private Woodlot Owners: The Most Unfairly Treated Group in New Brunswick? – Has anything changed???

During the 60’s and 70’s, woodlot owners fought hard for the establishment of marketing boards, realizing that without them, they had no hope of being paid a fair dollar for their wood, since the large forestry companies had all the … Continue reading ISSUES – Private Woodlot Owners: The Most Unfairly Treated Group in New Brunswick? – Has anything changed???

HISTORY IN COLOR – See Perce Rock Quebec from an old engraving – The original and new colorized version

See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of Perce Rock Quebec from an old engraving.  If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading HISTORY IN COLOR – See Perce Rock Quebec from an old engraving – The original and new colorized version

HISTORY IN COLOR – See lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – The original and new colorized version

See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – Tides Institute photo. Does anyone know where this might be? If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch … Continue reading HISTORY IN COLOR – See lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – The original and new colorized version

MONSTERS – Crew of the Schooner Madagasca Saw a Great Snake off Lubec, Maine

Imagine this!!! A real monster off Lubec. Maine. any idea what it might have been?? Click on the first image to enlarge and read. Or read and download the PDF here – CrewoftheSchoonerMadagascaSawaGreatSnake Continue reading MONSTERS – Crew of the Schooner Madagasca Saw a Great Snake off Lubec, Maine

COLORIZED HISTORY – See a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900 – The original and new colorized version

See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900. If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading COLORIZED HISTORY – See a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900 – The original and new colorized version

COLORIZED HISTORY – See the Customs Building in St. Stephen in 1936 – The original and new colorized version

Colorized and edited vintage B&W images of the customs building in St. Stephen, NB back in 1936. If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading COLORIZED HISTORY – See the Customs Building in St. Stephen in 1936 – The original and new colorized version

TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS

by Art MacKay, October 14th, 2015 THE VISUALSTHE STORY: Many of us believe that a mystery unexplained remains a mystery and this seems to be true for Isle Haute, a particularly isolated and rugged island lying off Minas Basin in the … Continue reading TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS

SHIPWRECKS: A collection of old newspaper articles covering shipwrecks in the Bay of Fundy

Interested in information about shipwrecks back when they happened?? Here’s a booklet I created from Cathryn MacKay’s collection of old Fundy shipwreck posts. CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD Source: Fundy Tides: SHIPWRECKS: A collection of old newspaper articles Continue reading SHIPWRECKS: A collection of old newspaper articles covering shipwrecks in the Bay of Fundy

LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales

Back in 2008 I ran a community non-profit with a mandate to promote a sustainable environment and community. But every time I am called an “environmentalist” I cringe. In 2008 a local newspaper was reporting on a bunch of protestors … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales

ISSUES: ACCIDENTS – 93 PLUS GLOBAL NUCLEAR REACTOR MELTDOWNS, ACCIDENTS, FIRES & MORE

So you think nuclear is the answer! Check out these accidents & meltdowns from 1942 to 2015!
Chalk River, Canada
1962 – 2015 – RTG’s; 9 Deadly Radioactive Plutonium Reactor Containing Satellites Exploded, Melted