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PAN by Knut Hamsun – Under a Strange Sky

  From the Author of GROWTH OF THE SOIL…     PAN, A Northern Novel by Knut Hamsun   “I have gone to the forest.”  The Northland is a world unto itself.  And I grew up in the Northwoods of … Continue reading






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Teddy Roosevelt Called it Climate Change in 1908

  “THE CLIMATE HAS CHANGED AND IS STILL CHANGING.” President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908       Teddy Roosevelt Called it Climate Change in 1908   As a Canadian, I’ve never had much to do with party politics. OK, I’ve posted … Continue reading






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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading






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Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center

  Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center     INTRODUCTION BY BRIAN ALAN BURHOE: Here, along the forested rocky coast of Atlantic Canada, we howl with coyotes. They yip, hoot and kind-of bark.  But not a real a-whooooo … Continue reading






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Justin and Sophie Trudeau – Canada’s Fairy Tale Romance

  Canada’s Fairy Tale Romance     Justin and Sophie Trudeau – A Cultural Conservative Looks At The New Hope They Bring To Canada   “Change happens because people come together.” – Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau “Sophie is a phenomenal mother, a … Continue reading






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The Old Canoe – A Classic Canadian Song by George Marsh

  The Old Canoe     The canoe is a characteristic and iconic Canadian cultural symbol. Our inland waterways were our first highways: we travelled by boat and canoe in summer, often by snowshoe or even dogsled over frozen rivers … Continue reading






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Anthropocene Defaunation: From Endangered Species to Mass Extinction

When I read the latest reports on the state of our Living Earth, well, I just have to Rant! Is Humankind THAT stupid? Okay, maybe not ALL of Humankind.  There’s still you, me and our loved ones isn’t there? But … Continue reading






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Planting Trees: Plant More Trees – Save Our Earth – Regrow Our Forest Cover

  Here in Atlantic Canada, when we step out our back door and see the beautiful woodlands coloured in October tints, it’s almost possible to forget the unseasonably hot, humid summer brought to us by Climate Change.  Almost…   Sometimes, my … Continue reading






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Dancing Bears: Inuit Polar Bear Sculptures New Trends in Art

    What is the Canadian national animal?  The Polar Bear! As I’ve previously posted, there’s a movement afoot to declare the Polar Bear as our Canadian Totem animal.  And I wholeheartedly agree with it. In reality an endangered species, … Continue reading






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Endangered Animals List: Most Endangered Species

It’s more than just an emotional response — this passionate call for Animal Rights.  We are all such a part of Nature.  We need each other for our very physical survival — not to mention our emotional and spiritual well-being. … Continue reading






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