Wednesday, September 20, 2017


We have to discuss service; restaurant service, to be specific. Full disclosure: I was a waitress for a long time, both when I was younger and more recently, in both local and urban area restaurants. I have worked in little...
Gas prices are on the rise. There was a big earthquake in Mexico. There seems to be a new hurricane every few days. What better time for a random thoughts column? Stephen King’s It came out in theatres this week....
My year-long Canada 150 pledge to only play CDs by homegrown artists on our car stereo throughout 2017 recently reintroduced me to a pair of talented musicians and composers from my native L’Ardoise. And even though they were featured on...
By the time you read this, somebody else may be sitting in this chair and putting together stories at this computer. Last week, I told you why I’m leaving The Reporter in a column imaginatively titled “Why I’m leaving.” This...
September marks the beginning of the rutting season for moose (in Mi’kmaq it is called tia’m) in the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere. This time is exciting for the amorous moose and the hunters. The noisy antics of the excitable males...
I held off on writing about the Blue Jays to give them a chance to prove the critics wrong and make an 11th hour run at a wild card spot. Alas, I fear it is not to be. As...
What is this week’s column about? Peanut butter sandwiches and the various add-ons. Why? Because I have crippling emotions problems I don’t want to discuss. Plain peanut butter: What is wrong with you? Show a little spark. A plain peanut...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record...
A string of police raids on homes and stores across Nova Scotia late last month demonstrate the size of the grey-zone surrounding drug laws. On August 24, following an eight-month investigation, the RCMP executed nine search warrants at five marijuana...

Why I’m leaving

As many of you already know, this is my last week at The Reporter. Since I’ve been a part of this newsroom for nearly a decade – which extends to almost a dozen years when my previous stint from 1999-2001...
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