Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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...
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...
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...
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,...

Heroes in red

Bear with me this week, friends, because I’m going to take a bit of a leap and draw a parallel between two very different people that we lost this fall – a comic-book mogul who enjoyed a full life...
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...
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