Friday, January 19, 2018


Henry Honore Martell, merchant, politician, legislator, was born on August 3, 1806. Some sources claim his place of birth was Main a Dieu, Cape Breton, while others claim he was born at Arichat. The son of Joseph and Barbara Martell,...
I wasn’t prepared for the concept that there might be anybody that wouldn’t want to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I have been looking forward to this anniversary year since my childhood. Having entered the world just over five years after...
The recent announcement that Isle Madame native, former Strait area lawyer and current Nova Scotia Supreme court Justice Arthur Joseph LeBlanc will be Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant Governor was great news for many reasons. Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Michel Forgeron, widower of Sabine Mirande, married Marie Lejeune, widow of Emile Poirier, on January 7, 1907, witnesses Jean Baptiste Lejeune and Barbe Forgeron Joseph Muri, son of Remi Muri and Seraphine Mirande, married Almande Babin, daughter of Benjamin Babin...
Every woman I know who has married in the past few years has this in common with the others: once they walked down the aisle and said “I do,” they ditched their maiden names and adopted their husband’s surnames. We’re...
Sorry folks. I wasn’t able to hit Wonder Woman this week so I’ll have to postpone my commentary. I will get it to you next week. In the mean time, it’s random thought time. Here we go. First of all, the...
The season is almost over. Have you had your feed of Atlantic Canada’s best delicacy or are you one of the unfortunate few who have a problem eating shellfish? The season that began on the first of May on the...
If you’re like me (and beware: if you’re actually taking the time to read a newspaper column, you’re probably a little bit like me), you’re probably worn out from the recent overload of political news and looking for a...
The Strait area received some good news recently as it was announced that the Dundee Resort and Golf Club has new ownership. On June 1, long-time owner Scott MacAulay passed the keys to new owner Sonny Grewal, who recently relocated...
When my oldest son was at the end of Grade 6, I remember thinking, “Lord, help me. He’ll be off to high school in two years. At his Grade 8 “graduation” ceremony in June of 2012, there was a slideshow...
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