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
From Web Talk – Newfoundland and Labrador. …why not support 4 new independent, provincially centered parties, in Atlantic Canada? Why shouldn’t there be a New Brunswick party, Nova Scotia Party, PEI party and a Newfoundland & Labrador party that the … Continue reading If not an Atlantica Party, What? This from Newfoundland
I quite admire Bruce S. Wright for his work many years ago. Bruce’s view was that scientific papers are nice but getting the facts to the public is nicer. He wrote on many fascinating subjects and, in fact, authored numerous … Continue reading CREATURES – The Eastern Cougar never was a myth … proof from the past
This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
First posted on November 6, 2010 by Art Fried dough with wild strawberry jam or just slathered with real butter! It seems like yesterday rather than 60 years ago when I, my brothers, and every friend who was downwind would … Continue reading FOOD: Fried Dough – An original Fundy Wonder
A YOUTH’S GUIDE TO THE THE ACADIAN FOREST – Written for kids, this important free publication is vital for those of all ages! As clearcutting and spraying changes our forest ecosystem, it is important to understand what we are loosing. … Continue reading FORESTRY: What is the Acadian Forest Anyway?
Originally from Jim Murray, New Brunswick Upon Days Faded Unfortunately this map no longer exists. Created by Jim Murray, he described it as follows: Something that may be of interest to some. A Google Earth file I created for a … Continue reading POLLUTION: New Brunswick Dump Sites? Lots of them!!
A map I discovered online that shows cougar sightings in the northeast from 1841 to 1951. Enjoy!! Continue reading CREATURES: For Cougar Fans along the Atlantic Coast – Sightings from 1841-1951.
If you enjoy history you want want to miss this important detailed publication! Reprinted from 1899 monograph included as part of the Contributions to the History of New Brunswick, this publication gives detailed account of historical places from pre-contact era … Continue reading HISTORY – A monograph of historic sites in the province of New Brunswick W.F. Ganong 1890
Take a virtual visit to one of our zoos here in New Brunswick Canada It’s not always easy to arrange a trip, so we’ve put together a collection of animals that we have photographed for you. Now closed, the Cherry … Continue reading RESOURCE FILES: A Virtual Trip to the Zoo
The current massive aquaculture operations along the east coast of Canada and the US … as well as elsewhere … had humble beginnings at Deer Island, New Brunswick. This video show some scenes from the very beginning during the period … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – AQUACULTURE IN THE BEGINNING 1978 – 1980
With elections looming in New Brunswick, it is disheartening to see how little progress has been made in the 5 years since this was published. As Rod Cumberland enters the political arena, we can only hope that things change for … Continue reading ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession
Specimens in natural history collection include parakeet from 1869 that’s now extinct Jennifer Sweet · CBC News · Posted: Feb 09, 2020 8:30 AM AT | Donald McAlpine, head of natural history at the New Brunswick Museum, holds a greylag goose shot on … Continue reading SCIENCE: NB Museum touts natural history treasures as province moves to pare them down … How is that going today?
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
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What do you think? Does this solve the question about the presence of cougar in the Maritimes? Continue reading NOVA SCOTIA: Is the cougar mystery finally solved?
If you like lighthouses, don’t miss these beautiful aerial shots of lighthouses on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. Continue reading EXPLORE: Lighthouse tour on the border
Butternut tree suggests Vikings ‘went well beyond L’Anse aux Meadows,’ amateur historian says Jordan Gill · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2019 8:00 AM AT The endangered butternut tree may hold clues to where else the Vikings visited in Canada. (Elke Semerad/CBC) An … Continue reading HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick
Doesn’t look great for downtown St. Andrews, NB. If you are anxious to find out what will happen in your area just click on the link below and use search to find your area. 11 Learn More at: … Continue reading ISSUES: Sea Rise Impacts in the St. Andrews Area
Another old post from 2007 – Scientists listen to endangered whales By Russ Bynum, Associated SAVANNAH, Ga. — Beneath the ocean, microphones listen around the clock for the mooing calls of endangered North Atlantic right whales in an eavesdropping experiment … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Spying on animals is relatively inexpensive
The book Picturesque Canada, the Country as it Was and Is was published in Toronto in 1882. Each chapter was by a different author, and the chapter about New Brunswick was by Charles G.D. Roberts. The overall editor was George … Continue reading ART – Something special to enjoy … 30 WOODCUTS FROM 1882
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT ONLINE! Download FREE or purchase a printed copy at … EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves, 1903 By Art MacKay in EXPLORE 16 pages, published 1/24/2019 Published in 1904, this documents describes the principal caves … Continue reading EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves – 1903
Whales – The Whale Louse, Delilah and Her “Son” Calvin Imagine having these guys crawling over your head. Whale lice like this were on Delilah, a female right whale that was struck by a ship and ended up on … Continue reading WHALES -The Whale Louse, Delilah and Calvin – Imagine having these guys crawling over your head
It’s an old and ongoing story. Who really owns Machias Seal Island … Canada or the United States? This long detailed article tells some of the fascinating tales that originated from this tiny disputed island that floats out there in … Continue reading ISSUES – The Man Who Went to War With Canada – Atlas Obscura
Archeologists call it “significant” and “interesting.” An Indigenous group calls it “exciting.” An ancient hunting camp site has been found on part of the proposed Fundy Trail Parkway, between St. Martins and Fundy National Park. Brent Suttie, the chief archeologist with … Continue reading DISCOVERIES: Ancient hunting site unearthed on proposed Fundy Trail Parkway
Early involvement in the aquaculture industry, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and several environmental non- profits, led to the accumulation of historical information on the introduction of non-native strains of Atlantic salmon as well as other species of fish, into virtually … Continue reading ISSUE: FOREIGN FISH INTRODUCTIONS: Let he who is without sin ….
Rod Cumberland Interview on John Higgins Live John Higgins interviews wildlife biologist Rod Cumberland on Charlotte County Television while taking calls live on TV from viewers watching at home. Cumberland, a former professor at the Maritime College of Forest Technology … Continue reading ISSUES: Rod Cumberland on Deer, Forests, Towns, and Forest Management
From Art MacKay resource files. Your Donation will help us continue developing this site. Thanks Continue reading PLACES: Some Archival Images from St. Andrews, NB
Indian Place Names From Around Passamaquoddy Bay From the blog at http://JohnWood1946.wordpress.com Albert S. Gatschet wrote an article entitled All Around the Bay of Passamaquoddy in 1897. It began with a short description of the Passamaquoddy area, but its main purpose was to present … Continue reading HISTORY: Indian Place Names Downeast
I’ve lived in New Brunswick alongside Maine for most of my life. Apart from really serious problems related to its historical use of natural resources, the state has remained famous for its environment and its smart governance of its natural … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: When LePage tried to divert land conservation money to timber harvesting on Maine lands. What’s the Story Today?
Art MacKay: 06 Nov 2017 Some of us remember the Passamaquoddy Bay Region on the Maine – New Brunswick border, as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. Major changes have happened since … Continue reading FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!
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
Special Report House of Irving A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond. https://www.nationalobserver.com/u/bruce-livesey National Observer 8 Articles ****************************************** The Irvings’ … Continue reading ISSUES: 9 Links to Articles About the House of Irving by Investigative Reporter Bruce Livesy.
EXPLORE: EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves, 1903 From the Natural History Society of NB back in 1903. Well worth reading if you intend to explore the many caves in New Brunswick! Read it here – https://www.magcloud.com/webviewer/1563242?isEmbedded=True Other good stuff here – … Continue reading EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves – 1903
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 FORESTRY: Private woodlot owners come last – How it all happened.
A Toronto group that had been diamond drilling and prospecting on Grand Manan Island since early spring, recently opened the entrance to the old copper mine at Sloop Cove on the Western side of Grand Manan. This mine opened in … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Old 1872 Grand Manan Copper Mine reopened in 1964
Source: ALGONQUIN RESORT CLIENT FILES – Payhip Click to access algonquin-resort-client-files-final.pdf Continue reading ALGONQUIN RESORT CLIENT FILES – Art MacKay Design Portfolio
Lance Tapley ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series investigating the Irving corporate presence in Maine and New Brunswick and its implications for the state’s future. SAINT JOHN, NEW … Continue reading OPINION – New Brunswick, the Irving company’s province – Pine Tree Watch
PLANNING YOUR SUMMER? How about a trip to Norumbega? This fantastic and great Native American city, Norumbega, was first discovered by a lost Englishman back in the fifteen hundreds and folks have been looking for it ever since. It is … Continue reading MYSTERIES: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?