Saturday, November 18, 2017


My notebooks

This week, if you can bear with me, I’m talking about some of the notebooks I have on my desk here at the newspaper office. Even in the digital age, having a fresh supply of paper to scrawl down details...
I stood on the old wharf below Babin’s Hill and waited for the setting sun to produce the image that I thought might take place. I wasn’t disappointed. There were just enough clouds to hide the sun at the horizon...
Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June of 1995, the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide recommended governments make palliative care programs a top priority in the restructuring of the...
A new contest to help aspiring business owners is a great idea. The Eastern Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) recently unveiled its “Start-Up Port Hawkesbury” contest scheduled for September. The project will have entrepreneurs making their pitches in front of a...
I’m pleased to report that my cleanse continues to be very successful. I have no idea what Donald Trump, Stephen McNeil, or any other politician is doing, and it feels great to not have that information, if only for a...
It’s been a week or three since my last random thoughts column, so how about a new one? Sure, the demand is low, but that’s only because the quality of the columns is also low, so it balances out. (I’m...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928, he spent three years at agricultural school. There he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and one in agricultural science. In addition, he...
International Women’s Day felt a little different this year. For one thing, there seemed to be an air of hopelessness to it. Women have made incredible strides over the past year, on the local, national and international scale, and yet...
A series of recent arrests and charges against Strait area residents for their involvement in the distribution and sale of illegal drugs shows just how bad the drug problem has become. Inverness District RCMP got the ball rolling in January...
I’ve followed the NHL for nearly three decades, but it’s pretty safe to say that I have never seen anything like the P.K. Subban phenomenon, on and off the ice. And that’s a statement that I could have made before,...
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