“Why can’t you wait until I’m dead?” my grandmother would laugh, half joking and half annoyed. “Don’t talk like that! You’re not dead, you’re here to tell me what can be thrown out. If this place ever caught fire, it’d...
I know it’s the middle of summer and the last thing on anyone’s mind is the thought of the school year, but a study just released this week confirms my long-held suspicion about kids in this generation. For too long,...
In my day it was tapes, then CDs. Now, apparently people make playlists on Spotify, which I assume is like Twitter but for music…right? (I know not of you young people and your wonky Internet apps. Someone asked me...
Edward McNamara and Mary Kelly married on April 22, 1907 son of James McNamara and Mary Cruikshanks (River Habitants) to daughter of Martin Kelly and the late Maria Boudrot witnesses Oscar McNamara and Marguerite Benoit Priest J. Ed. Robitaille Peter J....
I was fortunate enough to get a combined month’s worth of time off this summer, and it’s allowed Cathy and me to re-acquaint ourselves with some of our favourite parts of Nova Scotia. This has rarely been more pronounced than...
I was a teacher for 32 years, and more recently, for 10 years, a retired board director and consultant with the Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP). I have traveled to dozens of countries where I have visited and...
Living in a corner of the world like ours, where outmigration is an ever-present reality, we should always congratulate entrepreneurs who make things happen right here at home. In Antigonish, a refugee family is establishing itself as one of our...
White or black, Christian or Muslim, male or female. A newly minted Canadian who recently arrived from Syria, or a fifth generation Canadian who traces his heritage back to Edinburgh. Gay or straight, conservative or liberal, young or old.   It...
On July 18, the Liberal government unveiled the first phase of the pre-primary program they announced during the provincial election campaign. While it’s true that this province is in dire need of quality, affordable early childhood education options, that need...
Jutting out into Ingonish Bay and dividing the bay into two distinct parts, the North and South bay, is a rocky finger of land known as Middle Head. Almost three kilometres long, its rocky cliff shorelines are constantly waging a...
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