Author Archives : Grace Kimpinski

A Pageant with a Purpose

New Glasgow’s River Clyde buoyed by support of creatives, chefs, newcomers, and community Following a successful inaugural year in 2016, it was hard for co-creators Ker Wells and Megan Stewart to imagine not doing the River Clyde Pageant again this year. The outdoor travelling performance provides an entertaining and educational tour along the banks of the River Clyde in New…

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Profile picture of Sara Sadat and Akbar Sadat at their restaurant

Observing Halal

Ensuring traditional meat options are available on PEI When Akbar Sadat and his wife, Sara, moved to PEI as refugees in 2007, they were able to get halal meat from the local mosque, but there was very little available. After some asking around, he was able to make a connection with the people at Shaw Meats who allowed him to…

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Two children and an adult with life jackets on in a boat fishing.

Angling For a Fresh Meal

Fishing for food can be a fun, family-friendly affair Food doesn’t get much more local or fresh than when one catches a fish in one of Prince Edward Island’s great fishing holes. It is that time of year when people dig out their rods and reels and head to the waters with the hope of hauling in “the big one”.…

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Upclose of laying hens

Backyard Chickens

Getting started doesn’t have to cost a wing and a leg One morning I woke up thinking that I would like to have chickens, laying hens, specifically. I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head, so I went ahead and did it. Now it seems like everyone wants to raise their own backyard chickens and, since I’ve been…

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Food on a Budget

A frugal foodie with a hungry teenager I am a sole-support, single mother who feeds a growing 13-year-old boy on a budget. I am a frugal foodie. I also understand how important it is for my son Ivan to have healthy food options as he grows (and grows, and grows…). Food can be delicious without breaking the bank. Here are…

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The Constant Evolution of Canada’s Food Guide

From wartime rationing to healthy eating; our country’s official food rules strive to stay relevant. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, a health scare, or simply a desire to improve one’s eating habits, many people turn to Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating (the food guide) for guidance on what and how much to eat. Although many…

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A passion to serve

The Upper Room Soup Kitchen’s new general manager, staff, and volunteers prepare 4,000 meals per month for their clients Walking through the doors of the Upper Room Soup Kitchen at 10:45 on a Tuesday morning I’m greeted by the delicious smell of food and the sound of laughter coming from the kitchen. “The Tuesday Girls”, as they refer to themselves,…

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A Fisherman on a Mission

“A cubicle job would crush my soul. Not everyone is wired to do those kinds of jobs. . . I get to see the sun rise every morning. I love being my own boss.” Andy Rayner knew that he was meant to be a fisherman. Growing up fishing certainly influenced his career path; “When I lived in other provinces or…

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