"You don't want to get too close to it!" Pat yells to Justin. Our rickety red motorboat is skipping across the choppy blue water of Canada's Spaniard Bay, and Pat -- Pat Miller, a 39-year-old native Newfoundlander with spiky orange hair and the fairest white skin I've ever seen -- is poised near the bow, gazing out at the water in front of us. The "it" he wants our helmsman Justin to avoid is a 100-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall iceberg, a piece of shimmering white ice sticking out of the bay with a stunning, deep blue halo around its base. Anchored next to it: a large red barge. To paraphrase Bogey in Casablanca, I came to Canada for the water. Specifically, I came to Newfoundland, the easternmost point in North America, to watch Pat and his crew of fellow Newfies make Iceberg Water. The concept is simple enough: Latch on to one of the icebergs that drift down off the coast of Newfoundland every summer, melt it, bottle it, then sell it to anybody who's willing to shell out a … [Read more...] about What’s in the Water?
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The hippy generation of the 1960s and ‘70s, such as musicians, artists, and others living an alternative lifestyle, was drawn to its rich and earthy smell. However, bugs tend to hate patchouli oil—a natural insect repellent. Besides its wonderful smell, there are many other fantastic uses and health benefits of patchouli essential oil. It is also used in incense, and as an alternative medicine. Patchouli oil has become very popular but effective as a natural skin care treatment. As a result, it is one of the better essential oils for inflammation, acne, eczema, scars, and irritated, chapped, or cracked skin. Just a few drops could also clear dandruff, boost immunity, enhance your mood, and fight fevers, infections, and depression. The following article will help you learn more about patchouli essential oil, and its many other great uses and benefits. Patchouli essential oil comes from the leaves of the large evergreen perennial patchouli plant, which is also called … [Read more...] about Patchouli Essential Oil: Facts, Health Benefits, Uses, Recipes
Smart meters have arrived in St. Kitts, with a little help from a Canadian company. Earlier this summer, the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) announced the creation of a smart-meter pilot project, as part of a government program aimed at modernizing the Caribbean nation’s aging power grid. The full island-wide project, which is being undertaken in collaboration with Canadian technology company Corinex Communications Corporation, aims to install 20,000 smart meters in phases, within the two next years. In short, the new system will give customers a quicker, more accurate read of their own energy usage. The new meters will use existing infrastructure already in place in St. Kitts, while also incorporating advanced 40 Mbps broadband technology into the energy network. With quicker data-exchange speeds between the utility provider and customer, the new system will provide near-instant feedback regarding energy usage. According to Corinex, “the utility can now offer … [Read more...] about St. Kitts Takes the Smart Meter Route Thanks to Canadian Company