Why I’m leaving

As many of you already know, this is my last week at The Reporter. Since I’ve been a part of this newsroom for nearly a decade – which extends to almost a dozen years when my previous stint from 1999-2001...
A bit of outside-the-box thinking might go a long way toward remedying the issue of wharves in Port Hood and on Port Hood Island. The wharves were dealt something of a death blow on December 16 of last year when...
I’m sitting on my veranda having a cool drink and watching the round bales of hay pop out of the baler in the field across the way near St. Margaret’s Church in West Bay Road. Am I wishing to...
I was going to write about the Blue Jays this week, but I’m going to wait to see if they can pull off a playoff spot before I sum up the season. Instead, I’ll talk traffic. If you’re ever in...
Netflix’s The Defenders came out on August 18. That was also the same day I finished watching the all eight episodes. What can I say? I have a sickness. Having watched all five previous seasons of Netflix’s Marvel programs, I...
  Mental health is an issue that’s important to all of us, as it touches so many of our families and friends. In fact, one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness. That’s why the government will keep looking...
Dear Premier McNeil: Summer tourists travelling around Nova Scotia searching for the quaint or the scenic may be surprised to find a smattering of wind turbines scattered throughout the province. These are just one example of achievements made by previous...
Oh no. I was just thinking about the upcoming boxing match/media frenzy that is the Floyd Mayweather-Connor McGregor boxing match set for August 26. I was thinking about how the event itself will be a joke (I don’t care what...
I figure it’s about time I write about one of the great joys of my life these past few years: baseball. I am a baseball mom and a Toronto Blue Jays fan. I’m not a lifer Jays fan, though I...
Part 10: Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies, he spent three years at agricultural school. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and one in agricultural science. In addition, he acquired a diploma...
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