Friday, February 16, 2018


Without a doubt, there are major problems within the public education system in Nova Scotia. These past few months of negotiations - although side-tracked at times by issues like wages, pensions and long service awards – made it clear that...
Recently, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that was negotiated between Canada and the European Union (EU). This agreement is a major economic development for Nova Scotia that will create good paying...
Simon Forest, the son of Pierre Forest and Madeleine Babin, was born at Pisiquit (in the Minas Basin area) about 1724, and married about 1749 to Marguerite Gautrot, daughter of Jean Gautrot and Anne LeBlanc. In 1755, during “Le Grand...
The dissolution process for the Town of Mulgrave is being held up, and not for a good reason. Following the recent regular monthly meeting of Mulgrave Town Council, Mayor Ralph Hadley commented on a meeting with the Municipality of the...
Editor’s note: The following is a letter written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   Your announcement recently to continue with the “first-past-the-post” system dashed our hopes for a truly representative and inclusive electoral system. Your decision to abandon a key Liberal election...
I am deeply saddened, frustrated and frightened by the situation in which we find ourselves with respect to palliative care in the Strait-Richmond area. It is especially difficult when one knows and understands, from both professional and personal experience, what...
Editor’s note: Due to a production error, the “Repeating history” column that was scheduled to appear in the February 15 edition was not published. Below is the version of the column which was supposed to appear in last week’s...
A long thin ribbon of sand, gravel and rocks make up part of Cape Breton’s shoreline on the north end of the Strait of Canso. This gravel/rock bar of approximately three kilometres is quite a natural feature that can be...
I find this column hard to write, because in doing so I have to say goodbye to a pair of familiar faces – one on a local scale, the other at a national level – who touched me, and...
What with the dazzling number of storm days in the last few weeks, it’s high time to offer my list of favourite storm day activities. Sure, I am an adult and storm days, for me, mean working from home,...
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