If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime—then the law as it stands today has been an abject failure. Law enforcement agencies...
The questions from the opposition benches over protected Acadian and African Nova Scotian electoral boundaries are missing the bigger picture. Recently, Progressive Conservative Acadian Affairs critic Chris d’Entremont called on Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson to step aside as the...
I was going to do a column comparing ninjas and pirates in order to finally settle the raging debate as to which is cooler but then I thought it might be a bit insensitive to people who were boarded...
If you ever want to start an argument about something other than politics or vaccinations, I invite you to discuss banning children from restaurants. That’ll get the ball rolling, real quick. I happened upon this topic again recently when I...
In 1960 in the Richmond County Baseball League, the rivalry between the Petit de Grat Red Caps and the River Bourgeois Tigers once again took centre stage, but this time the Tigers prevailed by sweeping the championship series. The final...
The sun was shining bright, the temperature wasn’t too cold, and it was a great day for a late winter drive.   The topic at Tim Horton’s was often about the amount of snow on the Cape Breton Highlands and how...
In video gaming, as in real life, there are a few rules of etiquette those of us with a certain amount of sophistication (age) tend to follow.  Don’t modify your controller so as to give you an advantage. Don’t quit...
We need to talk about parking.   I will confess: I used to be a “curb parker.” An “I’m only going in for one second, so I’ll pull up and just run in and out right quick” parker. I may even...
I’m writing this column three days after an event that I had been fortunate enough to postpone for most of my life, but hoped I would be able to put off for just a few more years.  Cathy and I...
This is in response to the editorial dated April 13 entitled “Catholic Church abandoning its flock.” I feel that the author should have checked basic facts before speculating and pontificating about what is in the minds of other people...
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