Friday, August 18, 2017


On July 18, the Liberal government unveiled the first phase of the pre-primary program they announced during the provincial election campaign. While it’s true that this province is in dire need of quality, affordable early childhood education options, that need...
Jutting out into Ingonish Bay and dividing the bay into two distinct parts, the North and South bay, is a rocky finger of land known as Middle Head. Almost three kilometres long, its rocky cliff shorelines are constantly waging a...
You want a random thoughts column? Well… I usually don’t take requests and you are most definitely not the boss of me… but what the heck. You’re polite and reasonable so I will oblige. The trailers coming out of San Diego...
Those who know me well should not be surprised that I’m still thinking about Kermit the Frog today, even though it’s been over three weeks since I learned that my favourite amphibian has a new puppeteer (and two weeks...
This has been an impossibly difficult week. My grandmother passed away. She was less than two weeks away from her 101st birthday and in good health, but she suffered a stroke from which she didn’t recover, and passed peacefully at...
Richmond County Canada, District No. 41 Richmond, Sub-District No. 6 Taken by Daniel Sampson, April 6, 1891 Text transcribed and contributed by Jeanne D. Belford This transcription should be of particular interest to those with Bonin, Boucher, Boudrot, Burke, Cordeau, Dugas, Fougere,...
In the early 1970s, government policy made it possible for teams to apply for and use monies to build or upgrade baseball fields. New facilities sprang up in Rocky Bay, Arichat and Louisdale. The 1971 season of the RABA saw...
As anyone with a working pair of ears or eyes is aware, the Trump White House has not been having a good week, or month, actually, you might as well say year. Donald Trump’s entire presidency has been plagued...
With a lot on my mind, it’s obviously time to reassess my rankings of barbeque foods. I know I’ve written about this before but this is the first summer I’ve eaten meat in 10 years, so I might as well...
Another example of how outside-the-box thinking that can greatly benefit the Strait area took place recently during a community festival. For the annual Seaside Lobsterfest, two local fishermen volunteered to become tour guides, which attracted approximately 250 people. The tours hosted...
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