I will always remember those times with a toddler. I’d be on my hands and knees on the hard tile floor, creeping from couch to coffee table to TV stand, looking for lost treasure. Tailing me (quite literally) was a...
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 excerpts are taken from the Richmond County...
We’re living in an uncertain world, where even something as wholesome as lettuce, or Tide Pods, can be deemed unhealthy and dangerous to the public good. With this in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that I once again have a...
Welcome to 2019 and my best to you and yours in the year ahead. This report will give you a summary of some of the things that have affected the constituency of Inverness over the past year, and some...
A few months ago, a senior official of the Nova Scotia Health Authority asked that I, and others, consider the impact of our comments on health care in Nova Scotia in media articles and interviews that we had provided...
A recent review of the largest industrial employer in Cape Breton and the leader in supercalendered paper manufacturing in North America confirms that it continues to drive the economy. In the fall of 2018, Port Hawkesbury Paper LP (PHP) partnered...
As you hike through the forests of the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere, stop, close your eyes and imagine what you would see if you could be transported back to another time. One thing that we know for sure is that...
How was everyone’s holidays? Peaceful and relaxing and surrounded by friends and family, I hope. If you’ll bear with me, this column will be old news by now, but I’d still like to get it out of my system. Has...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. This is a continuation of the chapter called the “Silver Jubilee of Rev. Father Pierre Robitaille.” At the Solemn High Mass, the jubilee was assisted by Fathers...

Shovelling out

He knew he had to do it. He and his wife had been struggling with the flu since the day after Boxing Day, leaving them both unable to give the driveway, the steps and the back deck the attention they...
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