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Highway 7 is more than just an online ezine. Highway 7 represents rural communities everywhere, and the people who live in them.

Communities don't exist without people. Each person in a community, like each community itself, has a history, a heritage, and stories that speak to all of us. Highway 7, like rural communities everywhere, is changing in a faster paced world.

Living a ''laid back lifestyle', close to nature, away from the noise and chaos of city life... this is part of our heritage. But it's all changing now in the name of progress, throwing us into future schlock whether we like it or not. The technology industry has officially become 'the' driving force of the new economy.

We are caught in a paradigm shift much like the turn of the 20th century when we entered the 'age of industrialization' -- a virtual crossroad where the old ways don't seem to work, and the new ways are unproven.

Charles Dickens once wrote, "It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times" (A Tale of Two Cities) and we don't have much choice but to live it in whatever way works for us; as individuals, and as community members -- we are forced to "lead, follow, or get off the road".

How people in rural communities are dealing with change brought on by technology and the advance of the rest of the world to our doorways, is one of the main focuses of Highway 7.

For long time residents, modern day 'back to the landers', newcomers, and business owners, Highway 7 e-zine will help you stay informed. -- where old ways and new ways meet.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period...."
Charles Dickens, 1859





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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
Last Change: 01-Feb-2017