Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Dear Premier; Thank you for commissioning the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia. The subject is complex, and public interest is keen. Along with other forest...
As if waiting in traffic for two hours in sweltering late summer heat isn’t enough, motorists were further insulted when officials responsible for the delay pointed fingers rather than taking responsibility. After a number of lengthy delays at the Canso...
By: Dr. Annamarie Hatcher The September moon is called Wikumkewiku’s, or mate-calling time, in Mi’kmaw culture. I am sure that the mating antics of the moose (Mi’kmaq: Tia’m) played a part in that descriptor for this time of year. Prehistoric-sounding wails...
Perhaps it’s envy, or maybe it’s a simple by-product of age, but I’ve grown weary of stories about kids hitting it big (important note: I am at the age where everyone younger than me is referred to as a...
The 1852 Church Census was transcribed by Stirling Edwards in September, 2004, from the records of St. John’s Anglican Church in Arichat. This list is among the papers of the Rev James Allen Shaw, the first Rector of St. John’s....

Adam’s Augusts

As much as I’m happy to see September arrive, part of me hates to leave August behind. That’s likely because the month of August is responsible for some of the most life-changing, transformative, growth-building and heart-filling moments I’ve ever had....
Bill Lahey’s Independent Forestry Review Report is a long-awaited vindication of what many woodlot owners, harvesters, and environmentalists have been saying for years: we need a forestry industry that leaves a significant portion of forest intact for the next...
In the last weeks, three political events have occurred: America (Trump) has become more demanding with NAFTA negotiations; Trump has suddenly pivoted towards Mexico on trade, thereby splitting (or attempting to split) the partners that might have stood firm...
The federal government was wrong to reverse the awarding of a quota for Arctic surf clam to a First Nations bid that involved a local company. Last February, it was announced by then fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc the department would...
Many, many things in education have changed, but one ritual that has remained the same, one that still elicits excitement among most kids and even some parents, is school supplies shopping. It’s lost its charm a bit over the years...
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