Thursday, February 22, 2018


“God be with the citizens, we are back to the time of poverty,” wrote Saudi Arabian blogger Rayan al-Shamri on Twitter last week. That’s a bit strong, but he and his fellow citizens are certainly no longer living in...
I have been a palliative care volunteer since 1982. We have a great organization because of all the dedicated people who started palliative care at Strait-Richmond. It was wonderful to have Dr. Martel join us to help people die at home...
I read with interest, and some amusement, the comments of Greg Burke in your September 7 edition in which he is quoted as saying that “…the Supreme Court justice clearly stated that the Acadian Métis do exist here in...
It has been my privilege and my pleasure to serve as municipal councillor for all of Richmond County and district 5 in particular for the past 25 years. It is therefore with some sadness and regret that I announce...
Fougeres is a town in France on the edge of Brittany, Maine, and Normandy. Its inhabitants are referred to as Fougerais and Fougeraises. Fougere is also a family name dating back to medieval northwestern France in the region of Brittany. The...
In keeping with my commitment to transparency and accountability, please take the time to read this Letter to the Editor. I am consistently asked by citizens about the cost of the Civic Centre to the Town of Port Hawkesbury. I...
A new by-law being developed by Port Hawkesbury Town Council has attracted a lot of attention. The town has given first reading approval and is finalizing a new Vending By-Law designed to replace the current Licenses and Permits By-Law. Devised by...
The van Zutphen family moved to Inverness County in the early 1950s. Like most of the Dutch immigrants of the time, the whole family worked extremely hard to create a life in a new land. In 1964, two of the...
People in rural Nova Scotia continue to express frustration with the speed of their Internet connection.  What is the broadband industry and government doing to fix this? A recent announcement by Eastlink holds promise for Inverness County, provided you live...
I have never advocated that people who routinely feed low doses of antibiotics to livestock should be executed without trial. That would be too harsh, too irrevocable. There should be fair trials, and fines for a first offence, and...
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