Monday, December 17, 2018
It was a good week at The Reporter. Last week, staff here received word regarding at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNA). As the name suggests, the annual awards event celebrates the best in English and French-language community newspapers across...
Canadian citizens are the only people who should be allowed to decide the results of our elections. But thanks to a loophole in Canada’s election laws, foreign money is pouring into third-party advocacy groups here in Canada. And these organizations...

Peace in the park

I had some flexibility in my schedule after running a few errands on a recent weekday afternoon, so I decided to spend a little time in a place that I visit all too infrequently. Of course, it wasn’t my first...

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...
We all know someone impacted by a chronic illness such as COPD, diabetes, obesity or arthritis. Often this means repeated trips to the doctor’s office, emergency room or, worst case, nights in the hospital. As a province, we are already spending...
It may have been the final day of Celtic Colours 2017, but on the second Saturday afternoon in October, it felt like the music was just getting started. We gathered at the Evergreen Seniors Club in Port Hawkesbury for one...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated: The Silver Jubilee of Rev. Father Pierre Robitaille At the Solemn High Mass the jubilee was assisted by Fathers Leo Keats, priest at St. Peter’s and Alfred-Abraham Boudreau...
Certainly not a new and emerging challenge, sub-par communications infrastructure continues to dampen best efforts to retain and attract businesses in our rural Nova Scotia communities. The bottleneck in broadband connectivity is one that has continued to oppose rural Nova...
When did you realize your kids were smarter than you? I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but I was looking at the computer. Might have been an important news story, might have been a cat...
Nova Scotia’s teachers went on strike recently for the first time in history. Students did not sit in class, but they learned one of the most valuable lessons of their lives – democracy in action. Many in my generation grew...
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