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Fighting the good fight: Finding Sara (part 1)

One of the most challenging aspects of being an RCMP officer is children. Having to bear witness to the trauma, abuse, violence, neglect, and harm that happens upon children is the stuff of nightmares. I don’t know if it is ever possible to completely exorcise those images from my mind or heart. They sometimes kept me up at night; they sometimes distance me from others, and they sometimes have me clinging to others, particularly my children. So, when a situation came my way that tipped the scale in a completely different direction, and I saved a child, really and truly saved a child, the hardships of my job at that moment were absolved. I woke up early on February 6th, 2002, to a cold and bright sunny morning. I had a quick shower and got dressed before I sat down to read my newspaper and sip a hot cup of

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Healthy Recipes

Warming Curry Delight

This zesty curry is delicious and warms the body.  The fresh ginger and spices make it so delectable, the water chestnuts are a nice touch and the green beans add a big crunch. Ingredients: 1-2 Diced onions 1 cup of green beans – small pieces cut (bite size) 1 package of sliced cremini mushrooms 2 sliced carrots 2 celery stalks diced 1 can of slice water chestnuts 1 can of coconut milk 1 Tbsp ground cumin 2 Tbsp curry powder 1 Tbsp garam masala ground ½ tsp of ground black pepper 1 tsp of tamari sauce ½ cup of organic veggie stock 1 large piece of fresh ginger peeled and ground 5-6 cloves of fresh garlic pressed Directions: Cook onions, mushrooms, carrots and celery in a pot with veggie stock.  Cook until onions are translucent and mushrooms start to soften.  Add in all the spices, tamari, garlic, ginger, and pepper

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Travel

Winter Divers are Explorers

The winter cold doesn’t stop these divers from exploring the depths and observing the sea creatures revealed by the diminished plant life. THE snow is falling and ice is forming on the water—time for scuba drivers to hang up their suits for the winter months or plan trips to warmer destinations. Although this may be true for many divers, some prefer to get a little chilly, especially in New Brunswick. “A lot of the plant life dies off or becomes much thinner underwater in the winter, so things that seaweed was hiding are now visible,” says Kim Langille of Moncton, a diver since 1998. “The fish seem to be a bit slower, making them easier to photograph.” The sea life is one of the things Langille likes most about diving. “I love the sea creatures,” she says. “There are so many weird, ugly, freaky, prehistoric-looking sea dwellers in our waters.”

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Travel

Ice caves in Atlantic Canada

RESEARCH reveals that getting outdoors helps people feel more energetic and reduces stress and sleep disturbances. Whether hiking and biking in summer or snowshoeing and skiing in winter, getting outdoors couldn’t be easier than in Atlantic Canada where nature is everywhere. In New Brunswick, near the small community of Norton, many locals make a point of connecting with nature by visiting ice caves. The 4km to 5km hike in on groomed snowmobile trails takes them through fields and forest. It’s a moderate trail according to experienced hikers. These ice caves are created when the water that falls into a ravine freezes and forms a solid wall of ice. Ropes help people climb down to the caves as well as up and through holes where people can venture in and out of the caves. Paige Danaher’s massage therapist in the Saint John area who understands the value of exercise for people’s

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Longevity

Getting your mind ready for winter

This is the season when Nature lies dormant—but plans for spring. What can we learn from her? The season that will not be defined is winter. Many have complaints about this time of year: It is cold, dark, and gloomy. It is harder to drive, energy bills are sky high and we’re all stuck inside. I know, that is but one side of it but let’s follow it along a bit further. Winter as a place or time of internment is prison–Alcatraz was like that. One of the arguments for internment is to give the person who has acted outside of the law a time to reflect on better ways, to recharge and to prepare to contribute when the internment is over. Putting it this way, prison doesn’t sound all that bad. Winter is the season of internment. We have the “inter” of internment. Do we have the benefits? If

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