Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Editor’s note: Due to a production error, the “Repeating history” column that was scheduled to appear in the February 15 edition was not published. Below is the version of the column which was supposed to appear in last week’s...
What a difference a year can make. One year ago we watched with excitement as Canadians went to the polls and elected a new Liberal government. I was humbled by the trust that you placed in me and I have...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following are excerpts from the November 17, 1951 edition...
I wasn’t expecting to find anything compelling in the latest craze to sweep the Internet, the “Three Fictional Characters” meme that encourages Twitter and Facebook participants to post images of the three imaginary icons that best represent themselves. When it...
Henry Honore Martell, merchant, politician, legislator, was born on August 3, 1806. Some sources claim his place of birth was Main a Dieu, Cape Breton, while others claim he was born at Arichat. The son of Joseph and Barbara Martell,...
Bourke, Marie December 29, 1899 to January 1, 1900. age eight months, parents Vital Bourke and Louise Langlois, present Neuman Pertus and Vital Landry Petitpas, Joseph Louis January 12, 1900 to January 14, 1900, age six weeks, parents Jerome Petitpas...
With a lot on my mind, it’s obviously time to reassess my rankings of barbeque foods. I know I’ve written about this before but this is the first summer I’ve eaten meat in 10 years, so I might as well...

Country Nation

Moments before George Canyon took the stage on the third Friday evening in November, I took my seat at the far left of the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre’s Bear Head Conference Room, just outside the kitchen area. I came perilously...
Continuing east past the old municipal building and on the same side of the road were the properties of son and father Raymond and Charlie LeBlanc. Raymond (who died in 1972) followed his father to sea and was married to...
The camera bag is packed, lenses are cleaned, and a couple of extra cameras tell me that I am ready. Cape Breton’s main roads are inviting, but the colours of autumn and the first light snowfalls are telling me to...
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