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Cape Breton

Instructive Capers With the Capers

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Robert Whitcomb

It's an old cliché that Canada is entirely like the United States -- a sort of 51st state. Of course, it isn't. It has some qualities that are characteristically Canadian, not American. The "Capers,'' a mix of Scottish, French, English, Irish and those whom Canadians call members of the "First Nations'' (our "Native Americans''), have a very strong regional identity.

To Cape Breton Island on Friday the 13th: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Except that today is Friday the 13th, we're about an hour out of Halifax, some sensor or other has started ringing like a telephone, the driver has pulled over and is in urgent phone powwow with bus HQ -- and he's blaming Friday the 13th for our miscarriage.

Cycling Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.27.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The director at the Salmon Museum tells me the largest salmon caught from the Margaree River was grabbed in 1927 and weighed 52.5 pounds.

Swimming With Giant Tuna

Carl Safina | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

I am at North Lake Harbour on Prince Edward Island to witness giant bluefin tuna. Giant? Essentially all the fish weigh between 500 and 1,000 pounds. So, yeah, giant.

Favorite Folk Finds From Folk Alliance

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Stephen D. Winick

Every year in February, Folk Alliance International brings together folk musicians, promoters, labels, organizers, agents, managers, DJs, journalists, and other folk lovers, for a giant trade show and music showcase.