Saturday, April 7, 2018


It’s hard to believe it, but it’s back-to-school time already. As a dad of two daughters, Grade 4 and Grade 2, I’ve been busy these past few weeks getting them everything they need for school. This year, my daughters and...
Andrew D. Boudreau and Marie M. Landry June 13, 1939; parents William Boudreau and Catherine Sutton; and Aime Landry and Marguerite Bourque; witnesses John Landry and Marguerite Digout James C. Boyd and Marie V. Landry June 29 1939; parents William...
St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School (SCLSS) and Children’s Centre is located in Ruai, Nairobi, Kenya. It is a residential school for orphans; children from families who do not have the means to send them to school and street children. The...
We have to discuss service; restaurant service, to be specific. Full disclosure: I was a waitress for a long time, both when I was younger and more recently, in both local and urban area restaurants. I have worked in little...
Gas prices are on the rise. There was a big earthquake in Mexico. There seems to be a new hurricane every few days. What better time for a random thoughts column? Stephen King’s It came out in theatres this week....
My year-long Canada 150 pledge to only play CDs by homegrown artists on our car stereo throughout 2017 recently reintroduced me to a pair of talented musicians and composers from my native L’Ardoise. And even though they were featured on...
By the time you read this, somebody else may be sitting in this chair and putting together stories at this computer. Last week, I told you why I’m leaving The Reporter in a column imaginatively titled “Why I’m leaving.” This...
September marks the beginning of the rutting season for moose (in Mi’kmaq it is called tia’m) in the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere. This time is exciting for the amorous moose and the hunters. The noisy antics of the excitable males...
I held off on writing about the Blue Jays to give them a chance to prove the critics wrong and make an 11th hour run at a wild card spot. Alas, I fear it is not to be. As...
What is this week’s column about? Peanut butter sandwiches and the various add-ons. Why? Because I have crippling emotions problems I don’t want to discuss. Plain peanut butter: What is wrong with you? Show a little spark. A plain peanut...
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