Monday, April 23, 2018


What is this week’s column about? Peanut butter sandwiches and the various add-ons. Why? Because I have crippling emotions problems I don’t want to discuss. Plain peanut butter: What is wrong with you? Show a little spark. A plain peanut...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record...
A string of police raids on homes and stores across Nova Scotia late last month demonstrate the size of the grey-zone surrounding drug laws. On August 24, following an eight-month investigation, the RCMP executed nine search warrants at five marijuana...

Why I’m leaving

As many of you already know, this is my last week at The Reporter. Since I’ve been a part of this newsroom for nearly a decade – which extends to almost a dozen years when my previous stint from 1999-2001...
A bit of outside-the-box thinking might go a long way toward remedying the issue of wharves in Port Hood and on Port Hood Island. The wharves were dealt something of a death blow on December 16 of last year when...
I’m sitting on my veranda having a cool drink and watching the round bales of hay pop out of the baler in the field across the way near St. Margaret’s Church in West Bay Road. Am I wishing to...
I was going to write about the Blue Jays this week, but I’m going to wait to see if they can pull off a playoff spot before I sum up the season. Instead, I’ll talk traffic. If you’re ever in...
Netflix’s The Defenders came out on August 18. That was also the same day I finished watching the all eight episodes. What can I say? I have a sickness. Having watched all five previous seasons of Netflix’s Marvel programs, I...
  Mental health is an issue that’s important to all of us, as it touches so many of our families and friends. In fact, one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness. That’s why the government will keep looking...
Dear Premier McNeil: Summer tourists travelling around Nova Scotia searching for the quaint or the scenic may be surprised to find a smattering of wind turbines scattered throughout the province. These are just one example of achievements made by previous...
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