People’s Archive of Rural Nova Scotia

Stories of Everyday Life, Everyday People

A Falconer and His Hawk

Robert Bellefontaine, a falconer from Port Felix, has been interested in birds of prey since he was sixteen years old. Now over 20 years later he is introducing his Harris hawk to two of his apprentices.

Past Times & Sidelines

Falcontry, baseball, ox team driving, bicycling and more. These stories highlight the interests and hobbies of rural dwellers.


Where Have The Old Cabins Gone?

Where Have The Old Cabins Gone?

Twenty-seven years ago, Lancelot Press of Hantsport published a little book called Backwoods Cabins of Nova Scotia. It was written and illustrated by Bud Inglis, who was then writing nature columns for a Halifax newspaper. Inglis traveled through all 18 counties,...

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