Saturday, August 19, 2017


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...
On the first Sunday morning in April, I found out that Jean McNamara had passed away the previous day. (Among other things, this means God shared her with us for precisely 72 years and one day.) Roughly six hours later,...
It was with profound shock and disappointment that I learned of the choice by the Municipality of the County of Richmond to reverse a decision of the Committee-of-the-Whole of December 14, 2016, to provide interim funding to support the...

To parents

I am not a teacher, I’m not married to a teacher, neither of my parents are teachers, and the closest ties I have to teachers are some extended family members and friends. So I don’t speak for them and...
I am not one to write letters to the editor. As a matter of fact, this is the first. I was asked to say a “few words” at Billy Joe’s retirement party, but having arrived late, I was unable to...
Besides some medical appointments, this is the third time in the last two years that Strait Area Transit (SAT) has been a saviour for my mother. Recently, my mother lost a brother and because of SAT, she was able to...
I find this column hard to write, because in doing so I have to say goodbye to a pair of familiar faces – one on a local scale, the other at a national level – who touched me, and...
In 1960 in the Richmond County Baseball League, the rivalry between the Petit de Grat Red Caps and the River Bourgeois Tigers once again took centre stage, but this time the Tigers prevailed by sweeping the championship series. The final...
On July 18, the Liberal government unveiled the first phase of the pre-primary program they announced during the provincial election campaign. While it’s true that this province is in dire need of quality, affordable early childhood education options, that need...
This week, I’m going to revisit a youthful lapse of judgment to illustrate my feelings about the $10 million settlement the federal government recently awarded Omar Khadr. In the summer of 1990, shortly after graduating high school, I was the...
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