Saturday, October 14, 2017


I sit here still incredulous.Somehow, impossibly, contrary to every prediction I have made over the past 18 months, contrary to almost every poll and survey and projection available, Donald Trump became the newpresident-elect of the United States.I have no...
It’s been a whole seven or so hours since Hillary Clinton conceded the election to Donald Trump and I am still in shock.Donald Trump, who before this election you would have known as the “You’re Fired guy” from The...
“Sorry I’m late for the meeting. I was just getting into the polling booth when I got your call. Now, what’s all this about?”“I’m afraid it’s about your son. He’s been incredibly disruptive in the classroom, the playground and...
Earlier this year, the Liberal government launched a consultative process on Canada’s defence policy.While Conservatives remain skeptical of the government’s intentions, especially given this government’s tendency to embark upon endless consultative processes rather than make the hard decisions inherent...
A former Canadian Prime Minister returned to the Strait area recently, and after this visit, the region’s largest educational institution will be forever changed.On October 26, StFX alumnus and former PM Brian Mulroney returned to the Antigonish campus to...
Historically, young men and women in this area have gone “down the road” seeking a brighter future than could be anticipated at home. This phenomenon began in the mid-1800s when our sea-based economy stalled. The economic depression of the 1870s,...
Here’s the good news: by the time you read this, the presidential election will be over. One can only hope we will have survived the endless cycle of attack ads with our dignity and sanity intact, despite there having...
The opioid epidemic that is gripping North America is an emerging issue for Nova Scotians and for our healthcare system. Misuse of opioids, such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and morphine, has been a significant problem in Nova Scotia for more than...
Inverness County Cares (ICC) has been supporting St. Charles Lwanga School in Kenya for four years.The school was founded by Brother Kennedy Oronjo, who is a 2012 graduate of the Coady International Institute in Antigonish. The students are mostly...
Much of the landforms of Cape Breton are made up of hard resistant plateaus such as those of Northern Cape Breton.The edges are steep and drop abruptly to the sea or to deep river valleys and ravines. Many of...
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