ISSUES: Bambi reports on deer life today … not heard from since 2008…

ANNUAL REPORT 2019 N.B. Deer Association, Charlotte Co. Division EDITORS NOTE: It’s been years since we last received a report from Bambi Deerburger. We just found this version in an email that came from an address in St. Andrews, NB. … Continue reading ISSUES: Bambi reports on deer life today … not heard from since 2008…

EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?

Art MacKay Norumbega, or Nurembega, is a legendary settlement in northeastern North America which appeared on many early maps from the 1500s until American colonization. The word “Norumbega” was originally spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano’s 1529 map of America, and the word is believed … Continue reading EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?

ART – SAILING PAST PETER ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE, NS BY ART MACKAY

Available at: https://payhip.com/b/bJ8zPThis image was created from a photo taken by the artist. It depicts a herring boat sailing past the lighthouse on Peter Island in Gtand Passage. Grand Passage runs between the northern end of Brier Island and the … Continue reading ART – SAILING PAST PETER ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE, NS BY ART MACKAY

EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes

TIME TO PLAN YOUR EXPLORATIONS! Zoom in and click on each balloon to get details about each site. googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1NebS37UDHUKLe3aBuL2pF-GElrc&w=640&h=480 Source: Fundy Tides: EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes Continue reading EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes

MYSTERIES – Halifax, NS – Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

THE STORY The Bayers Lake Mystery Walls are a series of stone structures and walls of unknown origin and uncertain age in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ruins consist of walls outlining a small five-sided building and a 150-metre wall with … Continue reading MYSTERIES – Halifax, NS – Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!

READ IT NOW ONLINE DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF OR BUY A PRINTED COPY   Sailing Alone Around the World, Capt. Joshua Slocum By Art MacKay in Nova Scotia 132 pages, published 7/25/2017 Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or … Continue reading HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!

ISSUES: SEA RISE IMPACTS AROUND THE BAY OF FUNDY – Tantramar – Will Nova Scotia become an island?

Will Nova Scotia become an island? The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there may be only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly … Continue reading ISSUES: SEA RISE IMPACTS AROUND THE BAY OF FUNDY – Tantramar – Will Nova Scotia become an island?

LOOKING BACK: Canadian Whale Institute delivers the message about the North Atlantic Right Whale – 2006

  The following post from 2006 provides an interesting history of the New England Aquarium and Canadian Whale Institute in their continuing efforts to save the North Atlantic Right whale.  I think it’s worth repeating.  Art MacKay ******************************** By Mark … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Canadian Whale Institute delivers the message about the North Atlantic Right Whale – 2006

LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – 2015

There are a couple of problems with this article. Firstly, 15 days in the field does not a season make. One would hope that whale watch companies from New Brunswick, Maine and Nova Scotia are contributing their sightings and that … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – 2015

ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….

Anyone who has visited a true rain forest, whether in the Amazon, British Columbia, or Asia, must be struck by the dampness below the massive canopy of ancient trees, a canopy that holds and maintains water that is vital to … Continue reading ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….

ISSUES: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology

FROM – Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture – National Geographic Society (blogs) Lessons We Can Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology Use plant-based feeds instead of wild fish; Use integrated polyculture practices such as IMTA; Reduce nitrogen and chemical pollution through multi-trophic aquaculture; … Continue reading ISSUES: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology

LOOKING BACK: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

POLLUTION: This is an extremely powerful video about Nova Scotia’s Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary starting … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

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

FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018

The battle between forestry interests in Canada and the United States just never seems to end and generally the issue is about real or perceived subsidies given to Canadian companies, particularly the forestry giant JD Irving, Limited (JDI). With major … Continue reading FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018

HIDDEN TREASURES: Be careful what you wish for Government Folks. You could be losing!

My take on the article below. What do you think? Will you hide your treasure finds? Having followed some of the major treasure battles throughout the years and also based on some personal experience, it always amazes me that the … Continue reading HIDDEN TREASURES: Be careful what you wish for Government Folks. You could be losing!

FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?

Have you noticed that swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills are missing from our sky? I grew up on the St. Croix River and well remember the swallows swooping down and feeding on the insects emerging along the river above the … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?

EXPLORE: Planes and Things

Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping, balloons, moving forward to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets and more recently to unmanned drones. Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century … Continue reading EXPLORE: Planes and Things

PEOPLE – Read Glooscap’s Legends – printed or digital

The Glooscap legends Illustrated with new enhanced images By Art MacKay in Native American 32 pages, published 2/18/2017 Glooscap or Glooskap is featured in legends and stories from New England to Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, recent writers have speculated … Continue reading PEOPLE – Read Glooscap’s Legends – printed or digital

Art – Glooscap’s Legends

Glooscap’s Legends – Just finished digitally enhancing Glooscap Legend images from 1884. Check it out. There are stories from up and down the coast. Choose your favorite canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards if you wish. All products are produced on-demand, … Continue reading Art – Glooscap’s Legends

WHALES – World’s first captive whale retirement home could be in Nova Scotia

WHALES – Animal behaviour specialist says life in captivity is detrimental to whales By Nina Corfu, CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2016 8:00 AM AT Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 and Dec 18, 2021 Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with … Continue reading WHALES – World’s first captive whale retirement home could be in Nova Scotia

EXPLORE: Hector Heritage Quay in Nova Scotia – The Symbol of Scottish Immigration

If you are visiting Nova Scotia, be sure to include this in your “bucket list”. On September 15th, 1773, the Hector sailed into Pictou harbour. Aboard were 189 Scottish  immigrants who had boarded the ship in Loch Broom more than … Continue reading EXPLORE: Hector Heritage Quay in Nova Scotia – The Symbol of Scottish Immigration

EXPLORE: For those who didn’t move to Cape Breton when Donald Trump Won – Here’s what you missed!!

Back in the day all you Yanks were told by CNN that Cape Breton would welcome you IF DONALD TRUMP WINS. For those who didn’t follow through, here’s what you missed !!! Welcome. I am humbled.  I am just a … Continue reading EXPLORE: For those who didn’t move to Cape Breton when Donald Trump Won – Here’s what you missed!!

DID YOU KNOW?: It’s over 100 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

On December 6, 1917 at 9:00 AM, the Halifax Explosion severely destroyed much of the city. Boston authorities learned of the disaster via telegraph, and quickly organized and dispatched a relief train around 10:00 PM that night, to assist survivors. … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW?: It’s over 100 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

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

WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App – Still available

Whale Alert – Reducing Ship Strikes – Worldwide Whale Alert helps reduce the chance of fatal ship strikes by large vessels by displaying active whale management areas, required reporting areas, recommended routes, areas-to-be-avoided and near real-time warnings in shipping lanes … Continue reading WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App – Still available

MYSTERIES: A 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island. REALLY?

If it’s not the remains of a Chinese Village, what do you think it is? Images from P. Chiasson publication The Story:  Back in 2002, architect, amateur historian and native Cape Bretoner Paul Chiasson went for a hike up Kelly’s … Continue reading MYSTERIES: A 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island. REALLY?

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