You know, for every single individual who actually makes it to Rome to see the coliseum ruins, how many more thousands have been transported THROUGH THEIR MINDS to the days of Julius Caesar, to the Ides of March, to the double-crossing scheming of et tu, Brute? Thanks to our good friend Bill Shakespeare? My mathematical answer is "lots more, thousands more".
In part four of our deep dive into the future of The Maritimes, Laurel Taylor tells us to get on board or get out of the way ... and shop local, get healthy and focus on compassion whenever possible.
Ski Martock, immigration, local wine and moving forward - these are just some of the things our latest contributor looks to as PrincessoftheInternet.com looks for smart people to provide real ideas and real hope for The Maritimes.
In part 2 of our series on what's next for The Maritimes, we hear about love, business and making it work. Get a new perspective on what's possible and what we need to work on from the co-owner of Halifax's beloved The Nook. Tis the season for hope after all.
Earlier this year, PrincessofTheInternet.com published a 5-part series in response to the Globe and Mail Article: Canada’s Incredible Shrinking Region .Need a refresher? (This is the part where you click on the link without me telling you to CLICK HERE because telling someone to CLICK HERE is old fashioned.)
Since we published the first round of dispatches, a lot has changed including our national leadership, international strife, war, terrorism and the general terribleness of Donald Trump. Seemed like a good time for some hope. First up on that front is Bob Mann.
So, once upon a time The Globe and Mail published a story called How the Maritimes Became Canada's Incredible Shrinking Region. This made me sad. I want to stay. How small, though, does a place need to become before you get squeezed out? And, I wondered, is there anything I can do to keep the walls from closing in? I turned to friends for ideas. Now, I share some of my own.
Recently, the Globe and Mail published a story called How the Maritimes Became Canada's Incredible Shrinking Region. It was a disheartening read. However, it didn't say much many of us who live here don't already know. It also didn't capture the fighting spirit of the region or the powerful voices calling for change and hope that dot Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. So, this series is about featuring new ideas. In this dispatch, you'll find ideas from Anna Sampson.
Dear friends, it is I - haunter of your Facebook feed, eager tweeter - back for more dispatches. As a refresher to those new to the series, recently, The Globe and Mail published an article titled: How the Maritimes became Canada’s incredible shrinking region.
I believe, as do many others, something can and must be done to fight the shrink. We must help ourselves and make bold and hard choices. Step 1 of any major change is collecting smart ideas from different perspectives, which brings us to this series. And now, without further rambling, I introduce you to someone whose opinions I have valued since the age of twelve.
(Yes friends, I'm still on about this.) To recap: The Globe and Mail published an article titled: How the Maritimes became Canada’s incredible shrinking region. I decided it would be best if we don't throw our hands up and become extinct. I want to hear from people with real ideas for solutions. I'm asking a variety of people the same questions and asking for them to provide me with one of their favourite pics of the Incredible Shrinking Region.
This second dispatch comes to us from Amy - @makeactive.
Recently, The Globe and Mail published an article titled: How the Maritimes became Canada’s incredible shrinking region.
Much hand-wringing and Facebook whining ensued in this part of the world where I live - which happens to be the shrinking region in question. But, I do believe that hope is not lost, that if people are willing to - you know - do something instead of talking about doing something - we might not disappear just yet.
In order to get to the doing part, I wanted to hear from people who are smart, who've thought about what to do to make it better. So, really, Step 1 of the doing is going to be the assembling and sharing of ideas. (Pssst: that's this step, this one right here). I've asked everyone the same set of questions and for their favourite picture of the Incredible Shrinking Region.