Thursday, December 14, 2017


In the Mi’kmaw calendar, December is Chief Moon Time (Kesikewiku’s). The Mi’kmaw word breaks down to ‘winter moon’ but the adjective ‘Chief’ describes a December full moon that is 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than full...
The writing was pretty much on the wall for Sears when the company announced they were “restructuring,” and everyone’s assumptions were confirmed when they announced liquidation plans this summer. While news like this doesn’t come as much of a surprise...
My problem with pineapple on pizza is primarily an issue of texture. I like a little crisp on the crust, and the soft-melted cheese, which usually hides, but pineapple is far too fibrous for my liking. It becomes not a...
One of the most prominent figures in the history of Richmond County, and Arichat in particular, is Edmund Power Flynn, politician, merchant, and Richmond County’s first coroner. He was the son of John Flynn (1789 -1839) and Mary Power (1794...
I was about two months into my first regular journalism job, as the afternoon news anchor for CIGO AM Radio. With my five o’clock newscast just a few minutes away, I was delivering a handful of sound clips and pre-packaged...
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...
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