I would like to thank all the seniors’ groups in Richmond County for their support over the last two years in trying to get affordable housing for seniors in Richmond County. I would like to thank Claire Doyle, Celeste...

Bill 75

I had a column all ready to submit tonight for the publishing deadline, but then today happened. I am sitting on my couch with my jaw hanging open. It’s no secret that I am in favour of a complete overhaul...
It might sound crazy, but when you compare cocaine to some of the product circulating rural Nova Scotia, coke is the healthier option. Let’s be clear: cocaine is still an extremely dangerous drug. The substance contributes to strokes and heart...
A recent review of the largest industrial employer in Cape Breton and the leader in supercalendered paper manufacturing in North America confirms that it continues to drive the economy. In the fall of 2018, Port Hawkesbury Paper LP (PHP) partnered...
Recent news out of Isle Madame that the Stella Maris Pastoral Unit will close the historic Catholic church in Arichat, unless significant repairs are undertaken, has angered many people, for many good reasons. In a letter to members of the...
Today, the CBC carried a report from Richie Mann that very shortly, as soon as the ground is frozen, the local pulp mill is going to clear cut the site of the Melford Terminal project. That is exciting news for...
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...
Editor’s note: The identity of the author of this Letter to the Editor has been confirmed but withheld for privacy reasons. I purchased a fraudulent inspection sticker thinking it would buy me time to save money to do the needed...
This has been an impossibly difficult week. My grandmother passed away. She was less than two weeks away from her 101st birthday and in good health, but she suffered a stroke from which she didn’t recover, and passed peacefully at...
I’m writing this column not long after Cathy wrapped up the longest hospital stay either of us has had in our nearly 10-year marriage, and one of the longest either of us has experienced in our entire lives. But we...
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