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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...
The Capt'n Kenny's Fresh fish and chips truck parks in a church parking lot in Port Hawkesbury for a couple of months each year. Recently, his vendor fee skyrocketed from $300 per year to between $1,500$ to $2,000 per year...
The independence of the inshore lobster fishery is a goal we all support. It helps keep licenses in individual hands through the Owner-Operator policy and is important to the growth and preservation of our coastal communities. In the last few...
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...
When we talk about our aging population, discussion often turns to health. The need for home care and long-term care. What government is or should be doing and whether it is enough. Our government has been...
Tourism is a thriving industry in Nova Scotia. We attract millions of travelers annually, who spend money to eat our east-coast cuisine and to stay at our local hotels. But, every year, thousands of jobs in...
Ben and Marie Sylliboy came to our door in 1983 shortly after we had moved to the Whycocomagh area. They were wondering if I would be interested in making a set of kitchen cabinets for them. I was young and...
Tourists and traveling motorists are in for a sickening nightmare ride when entering the Fleur-de-lis Trail highway beginning at the St. Peter’s highway garage and motoring as far as Fourchu. On June 25th, my wife and...
Housing insecurity and homelessness exist across Nova Scotia in communities of all sizes. While the realities of homelessness might be more visible in the city, people living in rural communities are also dealing with homelessness, where it’s more likely to...
I was a teacher for 32 years, and more recently, for 10 years, a retired board director and consultant with the Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP). I have traveled to dozens of countries where I have visited and...
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