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Year of the Rabbit 2011
- The world will see many changes after March of 2011. What does the Year of the Rabbit mean for you with so many structural changes around the world, and what should you be doing to prepare yourself?

View More - Predictions for 2011
- From Dr. Turi - Here's just one physic view of the year/s ahead.

Slavery in Canada and The First Wave
We northerners have maintained a bit of a 'holier than thou' attitude about the widespread use of slaves in the southern States. If one were to ask if Canada ever had slaves, many Canadians would respond with an indignant 'no', yet we did have slaves for a period of about 20 years..

A Nova Scotian Christmas Tree
What's 60 ft tall, green all over and lives in Nova Scotia? If you
guessed the 'Jolly Green (Bluenosed) Giant', you'd be wrong.

Finding the perfect tree for Christmas
Apparently, buyers all over the world agree: The fragrant Nova Scotia Balsam Fir "IS" Christmas.

It's Grou Tyme in Nova Scotia
as the province's 40,000 Acadians celebrate their culture and a history that dates back to the 17th century..

An Acadian Village at the gates of Halifax (04/2000)
A portrait of West Chezzetcook and its Acadian origins contributed by Judy Bellefontaine.

Janus, Roman God of Beginnings (01/2000)
Janus looks both ways as we enter the new millenium.

The Origins of Christmas in Nature (12/1999)
A thoughtful look at where the custom of Christmas originated, by Adrien Blanchette. 

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Beachcombing the Atlantic Coast
Through 150 detailed b&w illustrations and the author's insight, this field guide describes a beachcomber's bounty of sea sponges, jellyfish, worms, shells, fish, mammals, birds, seaweed, flowering plants - and tells you where to find them. 


Did you know? June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. This annual event is part of the United Nations observance of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1994-2004). Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaqs will be celebrating at the province's 13 reserves with a special event at Amherst.


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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.
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