Yearly Archives: 2006

Little Things That Make Me Smile

Little Things That Make Me Smile by Wendy Astle A lot of times in our daily routine there are things that just pass us by, unnoticed. Little things, we overlook in our daily shuffle. Sometimes I wonder if people became more aware of these things, if our hectic lives would be less stressful. We all say… Continue Reading

Improving Your Chances — Recovering from Heart Disease

Improving Your Chances — Recovering from Heart Disease   Data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Information point to the Miramichi as a leader in heart disease. Data indicates Miramichiers have higher than the provincial average in the majority of risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes,… Continue Reading

The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Optimal Health

The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Optimal Health by Dr. Jason Plotsky There has been a lot of “buzz” lately around the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. They have been shown to protect the heart from cardiovascular disease, protect against Alzheimer’s and depression, and reduce inflammation… Continue Reading

Understand Your Tolerance for Risk

Understand Your Tolerance for Risk By Steve MacIsaac Your personal investment strategy will be affected by the way you feel about risk. In the investment world there is a direct relationship between expected returns and risk — the higher the expected payback from your investment, the higher the risk. Before you can decide on a… Continue Reading

Thinking Outside the Box — The How To

Thinking Outside the Box — The How To By Steve Gillman When innovators talk about thinking outside the box, they mean coming up with creative ways to solve problems – new ways to look at things. How do they do it? How can you do it too? We first have to ask what the “box” is.… Continue Reading

Holy Angels Convent

Holy Angels Convent By Donna Spalding I knew I’d got off on the wrong foot as soon as the nun made me stand in the garbage can, at the front of the class, because of my “antisocial behaviour.” So began my twelve years of convent education. The convent had advantages as well as disadvantages, but… Continue Reading

Two Poems

Two Poems By Cheryl Cowtan   Once You’re Country                              What does it mean to be a country girl? I could give that question a whirl. I could write this little ditty, maybe explain me to the city. Why, I could walk a mile in rubber boots. I blow on grass until it toots. I scratch… Continue Reading

Smells Like Disaster

Smells Like Disaster By Ryan Murphy Ten years after my graduation I still hold my high school’s record for most election victories. On a decidedly more dubious note, I also hold my high school’s record for most election losses. The reason is simple—I ran for everything. It wasn’t that I was politically minded. I wasn’t.… Continue Reading

Two Poems

Two Poems By Kevin Craig Remembering Newcastle Just a touch away, this memory that eludes me, of town circles and rusty bridges, and seashells smashed on rocky shores. The mere glimmer of a scent from a secret river, a slice of sunlight on a shimmering rock face, will bring it back to me. Just a… Continue Reading