Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Volunteers on Isle Madame have been busy carrying out repairs to three church buildings. In October, HBJ Contractors removed the steeple, cross and bell from St. Joseph’s Church in Petit de Grat. Project lead Robert Fougere said the need for repairs...
What causes a person to put on a hard hat, some old clothes, and crawl and grope around in the large cavities and tight passages of a natural underground cave? It is a question that is sometimes hard to answer....

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As we spend more time on-line and learn to measure our worth by “Likes” and “Followers,” our young people (and the not-so-young rest of us) are developing a skewed view of life. Memes are some of the wittiest, most hilarious,...
I missed the Canadian Thanksgiving but American Thanksgiving is November 23 so I think I can still consider this a timely column. What? You don’t know. I could have gone international. Think of it; me zipping around Europe, wining and...
The second cemetery of the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Church refers to the one that is nearest the church on the south side. The first, or old, cemetery is across the highway to the north, while the third and...
As we lumber into the final six weeks of 2017, I’m noticing a marked difference between the stories that have everybody talking this year and those that got us all fired up last year. From where I sit, 2016 wound...
If you’ve had a test or procedure in any one of the hospitals or health centres operated by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, chances are that some of the equipment used in your care was purchased by a healthcare...
Too often, the word hero gets thrown around lightly. It has been applied to those who help, to those who succeed, to those who put in effort, and those whose generosity knows no bounds. And while it can be argued such...
Not just because everyone else has done it, there are many other good reasons why Nova Scotia needs to establish a child advocate office. On October 26, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted an information session...
Imagine I’m at a retreat for people with peanut allergies, and that the absolute worst, deadliest thing that could enter that retreat is a peanut butter sandwich, because that sandwich could kill every single person there in five minutes. So...
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