How to Treat a Snake Bite When You’re Stuck in a Worst-Case Scenario The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt As the weather gets colder, we’re looking for ways to stay handsome while staying warm. And it’s no easy task as those of you who live in colder climates know. We love layering and overcoats and big boots, but piling on the winter accessories can be a little daunting. You need to keep your head, hands and neck warm when the temperature really drops without looking like Randy from A Christmas Story. Luckily, one of our favorite street style trends from the fall 2013 men’s shows is big, bold, toasty-warm scarves. And we’re not necessarily talking bold as in loud but rather bold as in BIG.From bright colors to strong, graphic patterns to scarves so big they could double as blankets, this winter accessory is definitely a must in terms of both style and comfort. A great scarf can tie an outfit together just as well as it can keep you warm. Check out some of our favorite bold winter scarves below and embrace the plunging temperatures.Club Monaco Reps Stripe ScarfNothing brightens a cold winter day like a bright, graphic scarf. We love this silk version’s bold, vibrant stripes and light fringe detail. $69.50, Club MonacoBMC The Kikyo Hooded Infinity ScarfWe love that this hooded scarf kills two cold weather birds with one stone. Wear the hood up if you want to keep your ears warm or down if you’re simply not feeling it. $34.30, KarmaloopScotch & Soda Blanket Fringe ScarfWe love a Southwestern print in muted colors, and this Scotch & Soda scarf makes a statement without going over-the-top. The cotton/wool blend will keep you comfortable and warm. $89, Revolve ClothingUrban Outfitters Double Cable-Knit Eternity ScarfChunky and warm, this eternity scarf is available in four essentials colors. But we love the deep burgundy with a black, navy or camel coat. $34, Urban OutfittersPendelton Tartan ThrowThat’s right, for those extra cold days, we have no shame grabbing our favorite blanket off the couch or bed and wrapping it around our necks for warmth. This Pendelton throw isn’t too outrageously big either. $149.50, Lands’ EndFeature image via Details.com 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations
Premier Rodney MacDonald concluded the Council of Federation of Premiers meeting today, Aug. 10, in Moncton saying the provinces moved ahead collectively on trade, conservation and energy, and that comparatively speaking, Nova Scotia’s individual efforts in those areas are at the front of the pack. “Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to see how much progress our province is making on some of our conservation and energy efforts, and based on the questions and interest I was getting from my colleagues, we are doing some wonderful things in those areas,” said Premier MacDonald. “We should be proud of what we have accomplished in Nova Scotia, while recognizing that there is still much yet to do.” Specifically, the premier referenced tidal energy and the Environmental Goals and Sustainability Act as two areas that generated interest. He also mentioned the considerable interest expressed by all premiers in Greenhouse Gas emissions, and said the province needs to move forward more quickly on determining specific plans on reducing emissions. “Nova Scotia has already established our provincial cap – we will reduce our emission levels by 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, as outlined in the act,” said the premier. “We are working on it. We need to take the right approach so as not cause undue harm either to the economy or environment, but we should have an added urgency based on what other provinces are doing.” The premier also said he spoke to all premiers on the Atlantic accord and the implications for federal-provincial agreements in every province. “I received unanimous support from my colleagues that agreements, between the federal and provincial governments, such as the Atlantic accord, should be fully honoured,” said the premier. “I believe they also went home with a deeper appreciation of the accord as an economic development agreement, and what it meant for our province.” The premier also was pleased that the premiers collectively have committed to eliminate restrictions on occupational mobility by April 2009. “Labour mobility is fundamental to a competitive and efficient economy, and it’s great to see that we’re all in agreement on this key issue,” said the premier.