Thursday, January 18, 2018


At 9:30 Wednesday morning were on our way to the Cape Breton Highlands. A stop in Whycocomagh for coffee and cinnamon rolls (our morning fix) and it was down the Trans-Canada Highway to the Red Barn near Nyanza, three or...
Am I day dreaming about food again? Yes, yes I am. Is this column going to be about food? Of course it is. I’ve never had what you would consider a good relationship with food. I was a picky eater...
As the scary, stressful 2017 limps to a close, we all need a treat, and when it comes to the good news, there is nothing quite as fun and distracting than the privileged pomp and circumstance of a royal...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. He wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. In 1938, the church underwent major repairs. This came about, no doubt, as a result of the replacement of...

The MAD migration

When some people reach their 65th birthday, they might move to a sunnier climate like Florida, either for the harsh winter months or permanently. In a similar vein (or, as its early slogan declared, “in a jugular vein”), MAD Magazine...
Ben and Marie Sylliboy came to our door in 1983 shortly after we had moved to the Whycocomagh area. They were wondering if I would be interested in making a set of kitchen cabinets for them. I was young and...
Efforts to attract and retain more immigrants deserve the support of the community and all levels of government. At Port Hawkesbury’s November town council meeting, vice president of development for New Dawn, Erika Shea, said bringing in more immigrants facilitates...
As Canadians usher in the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for. While many places in the world are in turmoil, we enjoy relative prosperity and comfort. Despite the less-than-ideal economic conditions, Canada, and especially Nova Scotia,...
I’ll kick this off with a dirty big spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Justice League or Thor Ragnarok, and are still hoping to do so with as little knowledge about the movies beforehand, I suggest you stop reading...
Alexandre Marchand and Marie Jane Boudrot married on January 25, 1904, son of the late Abraham Marchand and Polline Roy, to the daughter of Placide Boudrot and Victoire Girroir, witnesses Ernest Samson and Celina Meunier Pierre Poirier and Clara Forgeron...
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