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...
This time of year is usually about arrivals, not departures. Little ones eagerly wait for Santa Claus to slide down the chimney or show up at the mall. Christians celebrate the arrival of God’s son in their world, while also...
Everyone does Christmas differently. At our house, the kids go to bed Christmas Eve without a single present under the tree. Then, when they wake up at an ungodly hour, they come barreling down the stairs to see that Santa...
I am not one to write letters to the editor. As a matter of fact, this is the first. I was asked to say a “few words” at Billy Joe’s retirement party, but having arrived late, I was unable to...
“Good evening everybody! Welcome to our first – and probably last – annual Province House Christmas Pageant. I’m your host, Karen Casey.” “Boo!” “Resign!” “Yes, yes, it’s simply grand to see all of you here, too. As your Minister of Education, I...
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