(Dec 1996) How relative is an Ice
Age? How is an iceberg formed? Why does salt melt ice? Why do skates
slide so easily on ice? CHRISTINE JEFFERS, Shunpiking Magazine
(Dec 2002) "On January 27th, 1874,
myself and Placide Boudreau left around six o'clock in the morning.
We were going seal hunting on the ice off the western point of Cheticamp
Island. Along the way, we met up with Hypolite LeFort who was also going
hunting on the ice. He was very pleased to join up with us. We got on
the ice around seven o'clock in the morning. In those days, we did as
our ancestors, we only carried a wooden stick and a rope for protection."
A remarkable tale, re-told by ROSIE AUCOIN GRACE.
OF THE MARITIMES
(Dec 2000) The ferry, though, is the life blood of the Island. It is the umbilical cord which ensures, at this point in time at least, the survival of the Island. GARY KNOWLES
ON AN ISLAND
(Dec 2000) It's two am on Christmas Eve day, forty years ago, as we drive towards Whitney Pier. Nearly everyone in Sydney is sound asleep. Only two of the stacks from the steel plant are operating. Clouds of red iron ore dust mix with the newly falling snow, to paint a rosy hue over the bright December moon. PAUL MACDOUGALL
(Dec 2000) Celebrating Christmas in a simpler time. CONNIE CROSSLEY
(Dec 2000) Icelanders still cling to their pre-Christian beliefs. Which is why you'd better beware the Yuletide Lads. BY CLEO PASKAL
(Dec 2000) "I can't cut this damned turkey. It's all falling apart. How the hell long was it in the oven anyway? And the gravy's no bloody good. I can't make gravy like your father." BY ARIEL
Many of us fail to eat the leafy vegetables we need most in the winter. LARRY SESSIONS
(Dec 1996) Despite the many delights of winter, we are sometimes hesitant to get out and enjoy it. Chilly air, blowing snow, freezing rain, and gusting winds may deter us. But unless conditions are extreme, we can be quite comfortable outside and proper clothing makes all the difference. SHEENA MASSON, Shunpiking Magazine
Seasonal Affective Disorder - mood disorder that goes beyond simple winter blahs.
(2000) Knowledge of causes, assessment and treatment of cold injuries is an essential component of wilderness medicine. Tod Schimelpfenig and Linda Lindsey, National Outdoor Leadership School
Prevention, symptions, treatment. DIRK SCHROEDER, ScD, MPH, Moon Travel
Outdoor action guide to hypothermia and cold weather injuries.
Traveling in cold weather conditions can be life threatening. The information provided here is designed for educational use only and is not a substitute for specific training or experience. RICK CURTIS
In Canada in winter the first element of survival is a warm place to live. And for most of us, our warm home depends on the power company's electricity flowing into our homes. PETER ZIMMER
Safe and sound in the outdoors
Review of Godron Snow's Safe and Sound: How Not to Get Lost in the Woods and How to Survive If You Do. TED SCRUTTON
(Feb-Mar 2000) Jean Timmons explores the island's Great Northern Peninsula. "I had wanted to experience Newfoundland's winter... Instead my discovery had been through its people: their stories, their dreams of success, of a better future and not least; their sense of humour."
(January, 2002) It's the home ice advantage. How to build your own outdoor rink, and get active in winter -- Go for Green's "Winter Green" program.
(Dec 2004) If winter brings to mind long months trapped indoors waiting for the snow to end, you may want to become a "snowbird" of a different sort. DEBBIE MARTELL
(Jan 2002) Why, is the reasonable question people ask. Why would you choose to go "tenting" in weather like this? When I reply that we are not actually using tents, and plan to make shelters from birch poles and plastic sheeting, the discussion ends with a shake of the head and silence. PETER MCKEY
(Feb-Mar 1998) In the evolution of the species known as hockey players, those indoor patches of brine-cooled, milky-white, Zambonied ice have spawned some very good athletes. But the truly great ones arise from the dense, black freeze of the neighbourhood skating pond, where weekend duffers and future stars happily collide. Essay by CHARLES MCGRATH, Images by HENRY RIPPLINGER
A largely overlooked winter activity; "four long and powerful legs can get you just about anywhere. " LINE GOGUEN
A 'shunpiker's dream come true' hidden on the largest hillsides at St. Anne's Harbour. It's called "The Tuonela Trail." DAVID LAWLEY
Paul Burke Feb/March 1996 Vol.1 No.2
(April 2004) After only about a hundred
years, women's hockey is finally getting some respect. JOE CLARK
(April 2004) Buying Maple Syrup, Sugar Party? Where to go?
(1996) Mmm... April may be called Nova Scotia's fifth season. In defence of the real thing. Cooking with maple syrup. Ilse's sugaring off. Shunpiking
Climbing is enjoying a new peak in popularity in Nova Scotia. There's lots of free places to set up your ropes. By Paul MacDougall Dec/Jan 1999 Vol.3 No.6
(Feb/Mar 1999) Imagine a place in Nova Scotia where you can look around and see four provinces. SEAN DROHAN and Scott Kerr summit White Hill.
Ploughed twice a day by the tides,
with low tide the best time for taking your walk
Diving under the pack ice of the Gulf of St, Lawrence off Prince Edward Island. Photo Essay by BOB SEMPLE