Saturday, November 18, 2017


In 2016, tourism in Nova Scotia generated $2.6 billion. This translates to almost $300 million in tax revenue for all levels of government. This tax revenue is then invested by governments to pay for social services like health care,...
Could any government have changed the minds of TransCanada Pipeline Corporation, which recently cancelled the proposed Energy East Pipeline project? During an October 6 sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon asked why the provincial government...
Arichat, 1935: We are in the centre of the village on what was known as the Low Road. A building, known simply as the Sample House, served as a warehouse and showroom used by agents and salesmen to display their...
Is it safe anywhere anymore? That’s the question we keep asking ourselves and each other. No place seems to be safe from homicidal craziness, and the massacre in Las Vegas has only helped to worsen people’s growing unease. Over the past...
I was going to write a column comparing world politics to Star Wars. Why? I like Star Wars and I dislike politics and I thought the two would provide interesting column fodder. I got about halfway though it in...
By the time you read this, the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival will be in the books, and I will have - hopefully - recovered from one of my busiest-ever experiences with this 10-night extravaganza. A lot has changed since...
“Nova Scotia has one of the oldest aging populations in Canada. By 2030, there will be close to 260,000 Nova Scotians aged 65 or older in a population of less than a million people.” (Nova Scotia Department of Seniors,...
Hopefully, politicians, representatives, officials, business owners, and municipalities around the Strait area will be successful in fighting against the loss of a valued service. During the October 3 meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council, Russ Adams of Property Valuation Services...
The little outboard motorboat sped across the waters of Lennox Passage toward a small treeless island about three kilometres from where we launched. In case you are not sure, Lennox Passage is the long, narrow body of water that separates...
I am exhausted by outrage, exhausted by it. Also bored of it and a little bit depressed by it. Outrage greets me when I wake up in the morning and turn on the news. It’s on my car radio on...
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