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Rose Coloured Green Scene

OPINIONS We want to hear from you! We offer you, the reader, this section of the paper to share your positive or constructive thoughts on issues that matter to you. Please keep things brief (under 100 words), add your name to your opinion, and don’t use proper names of people or businesses when talking about others. Also, be aware that we tend to be a community-building paper; we hold the right to refuse publishing.  All letters are subject to edits for content and space. Rose Coloured Green Scene I think most of us can agree that the consumption of non-renewable…
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ON THE COVER

I’m an amateur nature and adventure photographer and I captured this leaf along the Gaspereau River Trail on October 26th. It was in one of the newly formed stream beds flowing down into the Gaspereau River after the heavy rains from the night before. The Gaspereau River Trail is an amazing place to hike; it can be done in three hours, in and out.  The trail is well defined and has a few wet sections, but the scenery is spectacular and varied, no matter which season you hike in. Near the end it dwindles down to a narrow path along…
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A Homecoming to Remember

My boyfriend and I met three years ago at Acadia. He was in third year, I was in first and although we’re from the same hometown we went to different high schools and didn’t know each other. I know a lot of people say it’s not possible to find love here, but it is, trust me. As an Acadia grad, he planned to make a trip up for Homecoming to reunite with fellow alumni he hadn’t seen since graduating two years ago – as that is what the weekend is all about. Friday night we attended the hockey game, had…
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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

By Darrin Harvey Sue is a superb cook. She put herself through Acadia as a caterer. This is one thing I can ‘cook’ (for lack of a better term) that we both really like. We mix it all up before work and come home to supper ready and the house smelling amazing.  It’s a fantastic, we’re-both-too-busy-to-cook fall meal. It makes leftovers for days. Ingredients 1 lb pork tenderloin 16oz jar of salsa 3 – 15oz cans of black beans I cup instant brown rice 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tsp ground cumin 2-3 tsp chili powder 1-1&1/2 tsp dried oregano…
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Wil Lang: TRIUMPHS OF THE WIL!

By Mike Butler I’m a busy man. There, I admitted it! Right here in PRINT, I admit to all my readers, I am a very busy man, but what about Wil Lang?  Seriously, check out this guy. Yes, it’s Wil with only one ‘L’ and if you’ve eaten at the Troy Restaurant in Wolfville, strolled through the Wolfville market, escaped to Pantoland in Fezziwig 2013, or just walked around town, then you’ve seen, heard of, or encountered Wil Lang. And if you haven’t, then you haven’t left the house in a very long time. I am busy but Wil Lang…
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Support a local farmer, artist, student, and an international community all in one go!

That’s the hope of one of the artists being featured at Jack’s Gallery this month, located in the Just Us coffee shop in Wolfville. Rachel Morrison, a fourth year Acadia University student, hopes to raise enough money to help fund her international community development trip to Peru this coming March. Each winter, the students in their final year of study in the Community Development program, embark on a three-week community development project, the culmination of their studies in the bachelor degree program. This project takes the form of two local initiatives and one international, this year taking place in Peru….
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L is for Lacrosse!

Lacrosse was originally played by First Nations peoples and has since become Canada’s National Summer Sport. However, very few people know what it is, let alone how to play it!           Lacrosse is played with a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the ball. The objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent’s goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball. Now you have an opportunity to learn how…
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HERE AND AWAY: Obesity Rates

By Pamela Swanigan Figures based on average annual premium. Canadian figures are from 2009. “Overweight” indicates a Body Mass Index of 25 or over, “obese” a BMI of 30 or over, “morbidly obese” a BMI of 40 or over. Categories are additional; that is, the figures for “overweight” do not include the figures for “obese,” nor “obese” those for “morbidly obese.”  Newfoundland and Nova Scotia have the highest overweight/obesity rates in Canada, Alberta and B.C. the lowest. West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest overweight/obese rates in the U.S., Hawaii and Colorado the lowest. Nova Scotia: 37.5% overweight; 23.7% obese;…
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War and Remembrance: Part Two

A few issues back, I wrote an article about World War I and some of the events taking place in the Valley (theatre and film wise) that were being presented to commemorate the 100th anniversary. Well, with Remembrance Day just around the corner, I felt it best to do an article about some of the events happening in the valley commemorating World War II. I have just finished the CentreStage production of “My Boy Jack”, a gripping drama that received stellar reviews; mostly for its cast and the play’s no-holds-barred depiction of the First World War. I was greatly tested…
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Gravely Ghosts

Valley Ghost Walks are two-hour, historical productions throughout the streets and cemeteries of four Valley communities: Wolfville, Kentville, Windsor, & Halls Harbour. Led by Jerome the GraveKeeper, these family-friendly walks introduce you to numerous historical ghosts who either died tragically or did remarkable things. Jerome the GraveKeeper is quick to point out that, “We live in the most historically amazing area in all of North America. We might as well celebrate the history of the Annapolis Valley in a fun and creative way.” For a list of the upcoming shows, see the ad on page 5. Pre-purchasing tickets for October…
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