Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Flavien Samson (1900-1965) served as priest in River Bourgeois from January 18, 1950 until September 1, 1965. During this time, Fr. Samson set out...
“Step right up! Step right up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome to the biggest, greatest, most eye-popping, show-stopping extravaganza on the face of the earth! Join us under the big tent for the Circus...
By Zack Metcalfe For me the Atlantic caribou represent a long-standing obsession, one which began around 2016. While perusing Nova Scotia’s species-at-risk registry, as I do for fun, I stumbled across an entry...
When Budget 2019 was tabled late last month, the opposition Conservatives used that time to continue rehashing the SNC-Lavalin affair; an opportunity lost for the party and for Canadians. On March 19, Finance Minister Bill Morneau...
At the core of police street checks is citizens’ personal information. After all, street checks are an intelligence tool meant to gather information that might be useful in future investigations. They are state-sponsored citizen surveillance. Information is...
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...
By Zack Metcalfe When it comes to saving the world, your mind probably goes to electric cars and solar panels, which are great ideas but not yet within everyone’s reach. In a decade, perhaps, their plummeting prices will allow them...
Our flight to Las Vegas was scheduled to depart early in the morning on what was forecast to be a miserable day in Nova Scotia, weather-wise, with that dreaded term no one traveling in February wants to hear –...
January 7, 1902: Alfred Gerard, widower of Marie Forgeron, married Charlotte Lejeune, widow of Joseph Meunier, witnesses were Ephrem Gerard and Alexina Forgeron January 21, 1902: Robert LeJeune, son of the late Abraham Lejeune and Marie Dugas, married Alvina Poirier,...
Every so often, rightly or wrongly, a government-supported business venture becomes a political football. From Sydney Steel, to SNC-Lavalin, we’ve seen decades’ worth of fall-out from government intervention in the business community. Occasionally, however, the sticks we use to beat...
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