Friday, April 6, 2018


I recently played a part, and played some music, in a theatrical adaptation of The Passion that ran twice at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Judique on Good Friday. One of our last rehearsals took place on the final Sunday...
There has been a great deal of misinformation shared recently about people waiting for nursing home beds. As a government, caring for our aging population is extremely important to us, so I want to share some facts about long...
The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance; good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our...
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted its annual State of the Strait Region Business Update at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on March 21. SACOC executive director Amanda Mombourquette explained the update is an opportunity to showcase accomplishments...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. The priests of River Bourgeois. Michael MacKenzie (1846-?) served from August 25,1888 to November 14, 1891. Fr. MacKenzie was born at Red Islands (today Johnstown) some 20 miles...
I was away on vacation the night of the Academy Awards earlier this month, so I’m just now getting around to watching the broadcast that I PVR-ed. I don’t care much about the awards themselves, but I like listening...
Do I care if Donald Trump had an affair? Nope. My sex life isn’t any of his business. Do I care if the alleged affair was with a porn star? As a matter of fact, I care even less about...
This week, I’d like to address my fellow members of Montreal Canadiens Fans Anonymous. Okay, that’s probably not the right name for my fellow Habs supporters. We’re hardly “anonymous.” Even in the toughest times, we proudly wear, fly, and bleed...
The community of Arichat, and the entirety of Isle Madame, received very good news recently. On February 26, Richmond Municipal Council confirmed it is proceeding with a long-awaited sidewalk project for the village of Arichat. During the regular monthly council meeting,...
The Cheticamp River originates on the northern plateau of Cape Breton and flows some 25 kilometres westward to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Beginning in peat bogs and barrens and small lakes on top of the plateau, it starts off...
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