Wednesday, June 20, 2018


The recent passing of two lobster fishermen in waters just off Port Hood was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers in making a living from the sea. On May 12, at around 6 a.m., the Ocean Star II capsized...
This letter is in regards to the article “Premier calls palliative care shortcomings ‘unacceptable’” in the April 25, 2018 edition of The Reporter. The Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society wants to ensure that the information circulated remains accurate. The article mentioned...
I’ve made a big decision to take on a leadership role in one of the most important contributors to the growth of my Christian faith over the past three decades. I’ve accepted a request to lead a Challenge weekend for...
Here it is again, the season of bouquets of flowers and brunches, sappy cards and macaroni necklaces. It’s Mother’s Day week. This annual celebration is the appropriate occasion for me to admit that my feelings on motherhood have evolved with...
Two days and two nights of steady heavy rains gave me some ideas for this article. On my way for my morning coffee, I noticed the meadows near Cleveland seemed to be flooded more than ever, with little or no...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Fr. Alexander M. O’Handley (November 17, 1895-December 13, 1902) was the priest at River Bourgeois for seven or eight years. His conduct was not exemplary due to his...
The Reporter’s annual “Industrial Forecast and Review” supplement to the weekly newspaper is now available. In the supplement, this paper speaks with the owners, operators, officials, and others involved with the major industry, employers, businesses, services, infrastructure, and suppliers in...
Housing insecurity and homelessness exist across Nova Scotia in communities of all sizes. While the realities of homelessness might be more visible in the city, people living in rural communities are also dealing with homelessness, where it’s more likely to...
It was encouraging that Richmond Municipal Council was able to pass a balanced budget on time, and equally disheartening that this same elected body was unable to approve changes to its travel expense policy. During a special meeting on April...
The following excerpt is taken from Cape Breton Book of the Night edited by Ronald Caplan. This story was taped, transcribed, and translated into English by Jocelyne Marchand: “But it got so that even I didn’t want to stay there....
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