I went back to L’Ardoise this weekend to say my final “Au revoir” to someone that I mistakenly assumed would be around forever, during the 34 years that I was lucky enough to know her. My relationship with Jane Martell,...
So we got a visit from Brian Mulroney last week. That kind of a sentence carries a vastly different flavour than it did only 25 years ago, when Bruce MacKinnon summed up a Prime Ministerial arrival in Nova Scotia with...
Two recent stories have highlighted how far Canada has gone in terms of cannabis legalization and how far this country still has to go. On February 26 in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the cannabis company Tasty Budd’s, which has an...
As I am on vacation, it’s time for a vacation column. Usually that means making fun of a movie but I think the revival of Mystery Science Theatre has that covered so I’ll have to go a different route. After...
A study commissioned by the provincial government threw cold water on plans to twin highways in some parts of the Strait area, but also opened the possibility for upgrades to other sections of Highway 104. A report from CBCL Limited...
The recent disagreement within a local School Options Committee (SOC) shows the inherent limitations of the private-public partnership (P3) model which financed school construction in the 1990s. The SOC examining the future of five schools in the Town of Antigonish...
I held off on writing about the Blue Jays to give them a chance to prove the critics wrong and make an 11th hour run at a wild card spot. Alas, I fear it is not to be. As...
When my parents immigrated from the Netherlands to Nova Scotia, they wanted a fresh start. They knew that building a new life in a new place wouldn’t be easy. They knew it would take hard work. Guided by a...
We’re in the final stretch, friends. The school year is winding down and I know you’re tired. It’s been a memorable year to say the least, and I don’t think many people will be sorry to see it go so...
In West Arichat in 1862, a portion of land was procured from the diocese, and a two-storey building was erected to accommodate classrooms on the first floor and a convent on the second. Les Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes oversaw the...
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