December 2020

Health

Dec 17 2020

Taking a Shot at COVID-19

Good news! The first doses of a coronavirus vaccine arrive in Canada this week. “This will be the biggest immunization in the history of the country,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “We should be able to have a majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September.” Health...

History

Fossilized trackway in the P.E.I. National Park. (Photo credit: Patrick Brunet)
Dec 11 2020

Finding Fossil Footprints

About 290 million years ago, tetrapods scampered across Prince Edward Island. These early lizards left fossilized footprints in the red rock when it was just mud. Were they dinosaurs? No. These animals lived 100 million years before dinosaur days, in the Permian Period...

Environment

Dec 04 2020

Cleaning Up the LaHave

A young eco-activist was inducted into the Order of Nova Scotia this month. Stella Bowles is the youngest inductee to the Order ever. How did a 16-year-old earn Nova Scotia’s highest honour? By convincing the local, provincial, and federal governments to clean up the...