Sunday, April 30, 2017


Did you ever stop to think about how the communities and landscape features of Cape Breton got their names? In most cases, it was probably the early explorers, mapmakers, and settlers who gave them their names. The names often reflect...
Municipal elections are upon us again. On October 15, Nova Scotians have an opportunity to choose who will sit on municipal councils and lead their communities. Municipalities deal with an increasingly complex set of issues from economic development and aging populations...
David Dingwall, former federal politician, once uttered the phrase “I am entitled to my entitlements.” Although a self-serving statement, it was a true statement of fact for Mr. Dingwall. He was correct to claim what he was owed no less...
Rarely is an exclamation point within the headline of an editorial more appropriate than on the eve of an election. In this case, school board and municipal elections are taking place around the Strait area on Saturday, and it is...
“God be with the citizens, we are back to the time of poverty,” wrote Saudi Arabian blogger Rayan al-Shamri on Twitter last week. That’s a bit strong, but he and his fellow citizens are certainly no longer living in...
I have been a palliative care volunteer since 1982. We have a great organization because of all the dedicated people who started palliative care at Strait-Richmond. It was wonderful to have Dr. Martel join us to help people die at home...
I read with interest, and some amusement, the comments of Greg Burke in your September 7 edition in which he is quoted as saying that “…the Supreme Court justice clearly stated that the Acadian Métis do exist here in...
It has been my privilege and my pleasure to serve as municipal councillor for all of Richmond County and district 5 in particular for the past 25 years. It is therefore with some sadness and regret that I announce...
Fougeres is a town in France on the edge of Brittany, Maine, and Normandy. Its inhabitants are referred to as Fougerais and Fougeraises. Fougere is also a family name dating back to medieval northwestern France in the region of Brittany. The...
In keeping with my commitment to transparency and accountability, please take the time to read this Letter to the Editor. I am consistently asked by citizens about the cost of the Civic Centre to the Town of Port Hawkesbury. I...
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