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The van Zutphen family moved to Inverness County in the early 1950s. Like most of the Dutch immigrants of the time, the whole family worked extremely hard to create a life in a new land. In 1964, two of the...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to members of the Strait regional school board. My name is Mary Anne MacKeigan Cameron and I live in Troy, currently parenting two children, ages 8 and 10, who are valued students of...
I am writing this letter in response to the article “New Dawn Pushes for new immigration strategy” which appeared in the November 15 edition of The Reporter. I read your article to my childhood sweetheart of 56 years. Christina didn’t...
Doctors and nurses are realities for many, especially those sick at home or in the hospital. I know this for a fact because I have experienced and witnessed this back in June and July of 2016. My aging mother was ill...
People in rural Nova Scotia continue to express frustration with the speed of their Internet connection.  What is the broadband industry and government doing to fix this? A recent announcement by Eastlink holds promise for Inverness County, provided you live...
A provincial newspaper has an article on the study carried out by some consultant regarding container terminals for this province. As usual, the report reflects the pattern which has not changed in my lifetime. Everything is to be in Halifax,...
In 2016, tourism in Nova Scotia generated $2.6 billion. This translates to almost $300 million in tax revenue for all levels of government. This tax revenue is then invested by governments to pay for social services like health care,...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Democracy was defined by Abe Lincoln in the Gettysburg address as “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” While this is indeed an American...
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...
Dear Premier McNeil: Summer tourists travelling around Nova Scotia searching for the quaint or the scenic may be surprised to find a smattering of wind turbines scattered throughout the province. These are just one example of achievements made by previous...
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