Saturday, August 19, 2017


As I watched the remarkable footage of Halifax municipal crews placing a black shroud over the likeness of city founder Edward Cornwallis amidst a large crowd of cheering protestors, my mind flashed to a story I had recently read...
I am writing to correct information in a story entitled “Activists pleased with response to ‘Unsettling Canada’ protest on Causeway” which appeared in the July 12 edition of The Reporter. The plan at the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project is...
January 31, 1916: Joseph Marchand, son of Abram Marchand, married Marie Bertina Thibeau, daughter of Edouard Thibeau, witnesses Henri Boudreau and Clara Marchand February15, 1916: Amedée Goyètche, son of Norbert Goyètche, married Marie Emma Boudreau, daughter of William D. Boudreau,...
I wanted a Cabbage Patch Kid so badly in 1984. And not just regular, kid-level ‘want’, I mean I shed tears over this thing, crying to my parents about how I had to have one. I don’t ever remember asking...
Who would make up the faces of a Geeky Mount Rushmore? For reference, Mount Rushmore is a federal park in which American presidents are carved out of the face of a mountain. When people who aren’t from America ask me...
When Muppet master Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, I braced myself for the concept that Kermit the Frog, a major part of my childhood and adolescence, wasn’t going to be a part of my life anymore. I didn’t know...
I felt compelled to pen this letter regarding the new St. Peter’s Artisan Market after discovering that at least two of our community craftspeople were refused the option to display their work. I fully understand the market board does not...
A contest for new businesses has the potential to not only help entrepreneurs but improve the local ecomomy. On July 1, the Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) and the Town of Port Hawkesbury launched “Start Up Port Hawkesbury,” a contest...
Six o’clock in the morning on the streets of Venice, Italy, a strange sound coming behind me caught my attention. A man marching, carrying and playing some sort of bagpipe came into view. Under his arm, a large inflated...
People have been making thoughtless, insensitive, sometimes stupid statements since long before the Internet was even invented, but never more than since it has been. Some of the finest examples come from Backfire-ers, as I like to call them. These...
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