The A-Maze-ing Race Challenge!

by Regina Cozzi
If you are looking for a fun activity to do this Fall, try going to the Celtic Hills Farm Corn Maze. This year’s theme, the A-Maze-ing Race, offers 13 stations. There is also a mini-maze section at the beginning of the maze, excellent for younger…

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The 4S guidelines your child should follow

by Angie Kolen
New to the ParticipAction Report Card on Physical Activity for children and youth is the suggestion that we consider the whole day and the various component that interact and contribute to our children’s health. This new focus resulted in the creation of the 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth which include four components: “Sweat, Step, Sleep, and Sit”. Further, research presented in the report card suggests that children are getting less sleep today (about one hour less per night) than…

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Quickest way to get rid of sap?

by Regina Cozzi
It’s that time of year again, time to split and stack the firewood and start moving it indoors. Although most people wear gloves when doing this, at some point or another you will get sap on your hands, or arms, or clothes, or your kids will get some on them while playing. It’s inevitable. So what’s the quickest way to remove sap?…

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4H Day!

by John David
I was hired by Atlantic Lottery to take some commercial photography at the Antigonish Agricultural Exhibition. Atlantic Lottery is a sponsor of this and many other events throughout the Atlantic region. I elected to capture my images on Wednesday because of the diversity of interesting events taking place. As it turns out, a lot of the events taking place on Wednesday were youth oriented. From 4H programing, to kids activities to competitions for budding agriculturalists, it was no wonder there were a lot…

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Early speech & language stimulation tricks from a speech-language pathologist and mom of four

by Sheri Lambourne
The Minister did not speak as much as he intoned his words in his greeting, “weelllcooomme”. It was as if we were in church not in a small sitting room on a cold March day, as we met to discuss the upcoming baptism of our first child-our much awaited daughter. His question, however simple, left us stumped as he asked us if we knew what infant meant in Latin. Neither of us knew. With a flourish of his hand, he intoned that the Latin translation of infant is “Speechless”. Such was the importance of…

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College at last… 2 simple breathing techniques students can do to manage stress

by Ivan Drouin
Finally, high school is over. You are headed for College or University. You can’t wait for the new challenge, but maybe you also feel a bit stressed and wonder if you will be able to make new friends. And what about all these stories you heard about exams, essays and quizzes that reach another level (“It’s not high school!”, everybody says)! But you will be more independent and you can’t wait. On the other hand, maybe you wish you were not going so far from home as you know you will miss your parents, or your siblings, or…

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3 words of advice when dealing with finances

by Jamie MacDonald
If I was ever asked what the best advice I ever received it would be: ‘listen to experience’. Simply three words, but all too often it is not adhered to. We try and solve our problems with the knowledge and experience we have obtained over the years and hopefully come to a solution without too much difficulty. However some issues are beyond our abilities to solve and only those with the proper experience can help you through the difficulties. One aspect of our lives we all come across or have to deal with…

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