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Small Scales Blog

Posted on: Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 12:19pm

by Heather Grant.

Many people are surprised to hear that there is reason to be worried about the humble mackerel. The concern most folks have for marine life in this region is usually reserved for cod or sharks or whales – these species’ stories have been told many times and in some cases have had lasting impacts. Perhaps mackerel seem like staple to anyone who has lived near the ocean; their spring arrival and fall departure has always been a part of life for many Nova...

Adventures in Local Food Blog

Posted on: Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 9:58am

For the third year in a row now, the Ecology Action Centre’s Our Food Project has partnered with the Cumberland Food Action Network (CFAN), to produce a handy reference for locating local farmers markets in Cumberland County, NS. The Farmers Markets of Cumberland County (and neighbouring Westmorland, NB) postcard is a directory of farmers markets for the area, packaged in a funky, yet practical ‘stick to your fridge’ format. The primary goal of the project is to help to...

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