Despite the fact that only a small fraction of Richmond County residents gave their opinion, a strong majority of those surveyed support a mayoral system for the municipality, and that avenue must be pursued. During the regular monthly meeting of...
By: Zack Metcalfe In May of 2016 I pulled off a Hants County highway and parked by a barely perceptible trail, leading into a thin forest with powdery white gypsum erupting from the soil everywhere I cared to look. Had I...
By: Dr. Annamarie Hatcher It is all a matter of perspective, I guess. Many species, including some of my friends who are scientifically identified as Homo sapiens, migrate to more southerly climates at this time of year. When I picture them...
The Superbowl, to me, has always been about a few important things. First and foremost, there are specials everywhere on Superbowl food, that’s at the top of the list. Wings for a quarter apiece? Yes, please! Deep fried pepperoni and...
February 2, 1916: Leonard Petitpas, son of Edmund Petitpas and Marine Fougere, married Cecile Landry, daughter of Felix Landry and Zelie (Cecile) Poirier, witnesses were Valma Petitpas and Anna Corly or Lorly February 2, 1916: Ambrose Albert Poirier, son of...
There were two questions that I heard on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis when I worked at the tourist bureau in St. Peter’s as a teenager during the summer of 1992. They were: “Where’s the St. Peter’s Canal?” And: “Are...
The House of Commons resumed sitting last week for the final time before Canadians go to the polls later this year. As we approach the next federal election, I would like to highlight some of the federal government’s accomplishments during...
Stopping a much needed project that offers so much promise for Port Hawkesbury, all because of a disagreement over the number of lanes, is unnecessary. During January’s regular meeting, town council decided to turn to its funding partners, the Atlantic...
By: Zack Metcalfe Editor's note: The following column was updated from the version published in the January 30, 2019 edition of The Reporter. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most recent special report this past October, I...
There are so many issues in the news to write about that I’ve decided to take a break from reality and distract you from global tumult with some more random facts. Enjoy! It takes one entire acre of peanuts to...
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