The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004 and includes an interview with Walter Dugas of West Arichat: “I...
Cathy and I just hit a milestone: January marked five years since we decided to buy a house in Port Hawkesbury. Our first five-and-a-half years of marriage saw us renting an apartment in the town, but we wanted to put...
Last week, the Liberal government said if Nova Scotians want to know how much they are paying for the secret Liberal ferry deal, they’d have to take the government to court. Your tax dollars pay for the deal, but the...
In just a few short years, Nova Scotians will elect a PC government with Tim Houston as Premier. I am convinced that this change is coming and there’s no doubt in my mind that soon, a majority of Nova Scotians...
Recent news stories have once again highlighted the shortcomings in the province’s healthcare system, and in particular, how services are delivered in the Strait area. Just before the end of the year, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and the...
Apparently I live a cluttered life, or so I’ve been led to believe by the barrage of e-mails, advertisements, podcasts, webinars, and TV shows reminding me that closets need to be organized, countertops need to be cleared, and drawers...
As early as 1824, a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors - primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant - foreclosed on the property, but instead...
It’s minus-12 outside, with a wind chill factor of minus-20. I’m pulling into the parking lot just outside Immaculata Hall, located in the building that also houses StFX’s long-running Mount Saint Bernard College, known on the Antigonish campus as “The...
Some readers may recall reading my letter from a few years ago and published in newspapers throughout Nova Scotia concerning a ban proposed by the legions in Richmond County and elsewhere across Cape Breton Island, about the removal of...
On the heels of Highland Grow Inc. being approved by Health Canada to start producing cannabis in Antigonish County, and a glowing economic impact study from Port Hawkesbury Paper, comes more good news. On January 8, First Nation, federal, provincial,...
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