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UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!
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Friday, 24 February 2012

East Coast Shrimp

Most shrimp mature and breed only in a marine habitat although there are a small number of freshwater species. The females lay 50,000 to 1 million eggs, which hatch after some 24 hours into tiny nauplii. These nauplii feed on yolk reserves within their body and then undergo a metamorphosis into zoeae. This second larval stage feeds in the wild on algae and after a few days metamorphoses again into the third stage to become myses. At this stage the myses already begin to appear like tiny versions of fully developed adults and feed on algae and zooplankton. After another three to four days they metamorphose a final time into postlarvae: young shrimp having all the characteristics of adults. The whole process takes about 12 days from hatching. In the wild, the marine postlarvae then migrate into estuaries, which are rich in nutrients and low in salinity. There they grow and eventually migrate back into open waters when they mature. Most adult shrimp are benthic animals living primarily on the sea floor.
As with other seafood, shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein but low in food energy. A shrimp-based meal is also a significant source of cholesterol. Shrimp and other shellfish are among the most common food allergens.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

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Shrimp .... fresh from our sea to your table

Friday, 17 February 2012

Canada and UK Drivers License agreement

Canada and UK have joined forces to make the changing over of your UK drivers license for a Nova Scotia drivers license easy, painless and convenient.

Residents of the United Kingdom who move to Nova Scotia will now be able to exchange their valid driver's licence for one in Nova Scotia.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell and High Commissioner Andrew Pocock have signed a reciprocity agreement that will allow residents of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to drive in Nova Scotia without taking a written or road test, if they have a valid licence from home.

Nova Scotians who live, work or study in the United Kingdom will have the same privileges.

"This agreement will make it easier for residents of the United Kingdom who choose to work or study in Nova Scotia, while ensuring road safety is protected," said Mr. MacDonell.

Nova Scotia has similar arrangements with Germany and South Korea. Just one more way to make living in Canada that much easier and simpler. What are you waiting for?

Drive to Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Once you are here you will never want to leave.

Live Liverpool ... escape from the usual

Friday, 10 February 2012

Life Under Our Maple Leaf

Since the late 19th-century, Nova Scotia beckoned groups of wealthy families, who traveled by train and steamer to their grand seaside Victorian "cottages" from many of the north-eastern United States and across the sea from European countries.

Little has changed in more than a 100 years in this beautiful province on the North Atlantic;  the atmosphere is still somewhat staid, unhurried and family-oriented. The pristine coast is uncrowded and less developed than anywhere in North America and the real estate still costs just a fraction of that in the rest of Canada, the United States and Europe.

Nova Scotia is shaped like a lobster with its claws grasping toward the remote province of Newfoundland and its tail pointing in the direction of New York and Boston. It's name is Latin for "New Scotland," named for its resemblance to the homeland; by some its first European settlers.  This province is left with the various historical marks from it's ancestral Scottish,  Irish,  French and British settlers with pockets of their cultures remaining unaltered, even today.
Nova Scotia boasts 3,600-miles of craggy shoreline sprinkled with scenic fishing villages and quaint small towns. It has long been a destination for vacationers and retirees from throughout Canada; to experience its seductive beauty, rich history, slow pace and of course affordable real estate.
Nova Scotia is one of those places that can seduce you through its sheer natural beauty. The seemingly endless stretches of picturesque coastline, a lush green countryside, the beautiful colours of autumn, and the friendliness of its people make it one of the most livable places in North America. Nova Scotia has a bit of something for everyone: old-world European architecture, everything is close to the water, New England-style charm, leisure opportunities and slow-paced towns that haven't changed much in the last century.

Nowhere in Nova Scotia is the official label "Canada's Ocean Playground" more pronounced than on  along the South Shore with its countless beaches; drive the picturesque Lighthouse Route and yopu can't miss it. Despite property prices increasing around the world, property here remains a fraction of what one would pay for similar real estate almost anywhere else in Canada; all surrounded by some of the world's most spectacular scenery, a relatively temperate climate and a stress-free lifestyle.  

 Life looks good under our Maple Leaf.

Canadian Hertitage

To thee we brought our hopes, our dreams,
For thee we stand together,
Our land of peace, where proudly flies,
The Maple Leaf forever.

Long may it wave, and grace our own,
Blue skies and stormy weather,
Within my heart, above my home,
The Maple Leaf forever!

O, Maple Leaf around the world,
You speak as you rise high above,
Of courage, peace and quiet strength,
Of the Canada that I love.

Remind us all, our union bound
By ties we cannot sever,
Bright flag revered on every ground,
The Maple Leaf forever!

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LIVE LIVERPOOL ..... escape from the usual

Friday, 3 February 2012

Buying Property in Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Liverpool is located a comfortable, one and a half hour, distance from Halifax and the International Airport. Along with this location comes fair market values for historical properties with a flavour of the past offering Georgian homes, Colonial homes and the ever decorative Victorian homes. Nova Scotia's South Shore provides white sandy beaches at every turn with winter and summer activities for the outdoor enthusiast; all within minutes of Liverpool.
Liverpool's Main Street and Market Street provides shops that are steeped in Maritime history; as Liverpool was once one of the busiest seaports in Canada with it's ship building and logging industries. Now Liverpool is a sleepy hollow where people come to live to enjoy the climate, the sea and good old fashioned living. 


Access Nova Scotia - buying property

Ann Thomson Realty
Exit Inter Lake Realty
Walt MacDonald Real Estate