Friday, June 22, 2018


The provincial government deserves kudos for proceeding with a plan to bring high speed Internet access to more parts of Nova Scotia, but how exactly that will be financed, remains unknown. On June 4, the Department of Business released the...
To continue from last week, the last few days of my vacation were spent at theme parks. It was information overload in trying to figure out the difference between Universal and Disney. I was very curious about the lay-out of...
1954 Death Records Adelina Dorey died January 1, buried January 3, 1954 at age 99 years, Priest A. Doucet Alfred Walter Gerard died January 1, buried January 3, 1954 at age 61 years, Priest A. Doucet Mrs. Michel Forgeron died March 21,...
If you read last week’s column, you might remember that I just made my first visit to Newfoundland and Labrador. Well, to be more accurate, I made my first two visits to Newfoundland and Labrador. They just happened to occur...
In the Mi’kmaw calendar, June is Nipniku’s which translates to “Trees Fully Leafed Time.” Among the species in the biosphere that are leafing out are the ash trees (in Mi’kmaw: wisqoq). Ash trees provide the usual tree services such as...
As was the case with the Meghan Trainor concert in September, 2016, the Strait area has once again proven itself more than capable of hosting large scale events. On May 30, over 2,300 people gathered at the Port Hawkesbury Airport...
As promised, I’m going to continue my account of my recent family vacation to Florida. Our first stop was Seaworld Orlando. The resort itself was pretty nice, and there were some neat attractions and exhibits. There were intermittent downpours all...
It is 1935, Main Street Arichat, and we are nearing “Godfrey’s Lane” passing a vacant area known as Cutler’s Field. It was not until the 1940s and 50s that the field bore two homes, that of Raymond Boucher and that...
It’s an old cliché: “A stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met.” Well, it WAS an old cliché, anyway – before Cathy and I made our first trip to St. John’s. It was already a special occasion because neither of us...
The Bras d’Or Lake is often referred to as one lake when, in fact, it has have several smaller bays and basins and one large portion, as well as a smaller one. The two larger sections of the Bras d’Or...
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