Category: Television

TV Watching in the Social Media Age

Over the past few weeks I’ve struggled with logging onto social media while attempting to still be surprised by a TV series. As a disclaimer, I’m not a huge fan of spoilers. I believe they’re called spoilers for a reason. In the past I’ve gone looking for them, and then been let down when watching the TV show.  I grew…

A Night at the Seafood Festival

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Bay of Fundy Seafood Festival in St. Andrews, NB.  Many of the meetings I regularly attend are focused on the operational aspects of getting the fish out of the water and to the wharf; things like effort controls and management plans are normal topics.  But the Seafood Festival focussed more on…

Feeling Cold from Coldwater Cowboys

Coming from a fishing family, I was really excited last year when I heard a reality show was being made about fishing in Canada.  I’m a big fan of Deadliest Catch.  While we don’t have a king crab fishery around here (it’s mainly an inshore fishery) there are some aspects that are universal: bad weather, spotty catch, regulations.   I…

Have I mentioned it snowed?

Rick Mercer is one of my favourite comedians; I love his take on our weather over the past two weeks.

Our “flurries” over the weekend turned into another 30 cm but only over the island.  We have another couple potential storms on the way. I think I feel my mammoth tusks growing.

Kate Plus 8 (Plus Lobster)

I sat down to watch this week’s “Kate Plus 8” fully prepared to be annoyed and/or outraged.  According to the commercial, the premise was pretty straight forward: a showdown over whether the lobsters caught on vacation should be cooked. Coming from a fishing community and fishing family and working for a commercial fishermen’s organization, clearly I’m pretty ok with lobster…

Falling Barometers

When the calendar turned to November yesterday, so did Mother Nature.  The wind has been howling since yesterday morning.  Ferry crossings for today day have been cancelled; it’s a good day for pjs and movies. In checking out the current conditions at Swallowtail lighthouse, the last line made me chuckle: Growing up, we had 2 television channels (CBC and CTV);…