Sunday, May 27, 2018


Since this is my first column of the New Year, I figure I might was well tackle as many topics as possible. Here we go. I stopped drinking after the holidays. (Yay!) Aside from turning my sleep schedule into a...

Let it steep

I’ve felt for a long time that the simple act of making tea can be a perfect metaphor for life. After all, just as we all have different ways to live our lives, tea drinkers all have their own way...
“More people die – from planned deaths – within the Strait-Richmond Hospital than in any other jurisdiction in Nova Scotia. That alone should send a few red flags up.” Dr. Robert Martel on July 13, describing the condition of palliative-care...
"Dundee has the bones to become the attraction." Dundee Hills Vacation Village shareholder Cameron Samson on January 13, while presenting his project to Richmond Municipal Council. "There's a divide on Kelly's Mountain, but I think we can bridge that divide as...
By many accounts, 2016 was a year worth forgetting, but that overlooks the many positive stories which took place over the past year. Richmond County was the site of one of the biggest stories of the past year as the...
It was with profound shock and disappointment that I learned of the choice by the Municipality of the County of Richmond to reverse a decision of the Committee-of-the-Whole of December 14, 2016, to provide interim funding to support the...
As promised, here is my best and worst moments column. I likely won't have another column until the next year so I will ask that you do your best to keep one another safe over the holidays. Worst moment of...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and...
Some years ago I started photographing old houses and barns wherever I traveled. After hundreds of photos, I realized that there were many different types, varying in size, shape, materials used, and the culture of the community in which they...
Operation Share and Care would like to send a deep thank-you out to the entire Strait area community. Your generous donations and support have made this Christmas season another great one! Through the efforts of our community members, students and...
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