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Living off the Grid

Debbie Cameron was enjoying the good life – wind in her hair, sun in her face, salt spray at her back – when she experienced what she calls a life epiphany. Well, at least in hindsight it was an epiphany. … Continue reading

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Tongue & Cheek

Every time I travel to Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park, I visit the Broom Point Fishing Exhibit, a family cabin and fish store restored to the way the buildings were in the 1960s when the Mudge family lived there each … Continue reading

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Light Fantastic

In 2010, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) declared more than 970 Canadian lighthouses surplus. At the same time, the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act came into effect, simplifying the process for groups to acquire—and assume responsibility for preserving—lighthouses in … Continue reading

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Free Fallin’

I remember my first trek into Walton Glen gorge and falls along the Bay of Fundy coast, partway between Alma and St. Martins. In particular, I recall the magical sense of wonder and adventure as I navigated inland from the … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Garden

The pavement curves on ahead as I travel Route 915 from Riverside-Albert toward Alma.  It’s a quiet, scenic highway with narrow shoulders, the kind that begs me to slow down and enjoy the scenery.  Not a road for people in … Continue reading

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Mount Carleton Provincial Park

  Of Moose and Magnificence:  Mount Carleton Provincial Park ©  2009 Deborah Carr “If it’s moose you’re wanting to see, you’d best head up to Bathurst Lake in the early evening.”  Dale is one of those local characters you are … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Bring Me Flowers

This was one of a series of nine articles for print publication that I researched and wrote for Crossroads for Women/Carrefour des Femmes. The subject was an emotional one…Family Violence. Please Don’t Bring me Flowers… ©Deborah Carr My dear Valentine: … Continue reading

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Just True-Blue Friends

Friends for 50 years, five women share their secrets to “living in each others’ feelings.” Excerpted from Homemakers Magazine, Aug/Sept 2006 (original article 2180 words) © Deborah Carr The lunch crowd has thinned at the West Main Tim Horton’s in … Continue reading

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Lighting the Shadows

(excerpted from Homemakers Magazine, Feb/Mar 2007 – Full article 1600 words) copyright Deborah Carr   On a snow-capped mountaintop in the Rockies, four sisters stood together, yet each alone with her thoughts.  One reached out.  A cloud of grey ash … Continue reading

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The Return of the Revolving Light

  On September 12, 1875, a three-masted barque named Revolving Light slid from the slipway at Turner Shipyard in Harvey Bank, NB, amid cheers of onlookers. She lurched forward as a tugboat towed her, pennants flashing, through the tidal waters … Continue reading

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