Friday, December 14, 2018
For the past 30 years, I have served as the coordinator of the Port Hawkesbury Seasonal Services Project, providing Christmas dinners to many families in our town. It has been a very rewarding and fulfilling position and I am...
Federal tax changes affecting councillors seems to be unwelcome news for municipalities around the Strait area. During the November meeting of council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, councillors voted against a motion to increase their stipend. The pay...
The plans for Destination Reeves Street involve many different aspects. I agree with almost all of them, including the facade program, the reduction of entrances/exits along the street, the Active Transportation Link to the NSCC and beautification initiatives. The one...
I’m writing as a lifelong resident of Port Hawkesbury and as a recent graduate of NSCC regarding the upcoming election for the seat on Port Hawkesbury Town Council, specifically regarding some of the controversy regarding the Reeves Street project. While...
In the Mi’kmaw calendar, December is Chief Moon Time (Kesikewiku’s). This year, the Chief Moon Time will begin with the new moon on December 7, peak with a full moon on December 22, and then wane until about January 5. The...
My son’s Christmas wish list sure is different than it was a few years ago. I get it, I get it. He’s older now, and doesn’t have any use for dinkies, or Transformers, or robotic dinosaurs, or even sleds. Most...
Main Street Arichat 1935: On the water side of this street and approximately in the centre of the village is the vacant home of the late Dr. A.A. LeBlanc (who died in 1919 at age 54) of New Brunswick who...
Cathy and I have enjoyed CBC-TV’s comedy-in-a-small-town series Still Standing for quite awhile now, but we’ve never looked forward to an episode quite as much as the late-November edition saluting the community of Canso. That’s partly because each of us...
Recently, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston appointed me as the health critic for the PC Caucus. It is a big responsibility and one that I am taking very seriously. After all, access to good healthcare is fundamentally important to...
Another reason to be optimistic in the economy of the Strait area comes from a trio of companies with exciting plans for the future. The former Minacs Call Centre building in Port Hawkesbury could soon become the site of an...
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