Was I wrong? I admit, I may have been a bit hasty with my prediction regarding people becoming sick of films and television shows based on comic books. As it turns out, networks and movies studios just keep clamoring for...
Regular readers of this column (officially known as “poor souls”) might remember me mentioning in early January that I was launching a blog to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I knew that I wanted the “Canada Through My Eye” project...
Nova Scotia’s teachers went on strike recently for the first time in history. Students did not sit in class, but they learned one of the most valuable lessons of their lives – democracy in action. Many in my generation grew...
It is exhausting being worried and stressed out about the state of the world all the time, isn’t it? I have been consumed with news since the beginning of this year, even more so than usual. Between the teachers’ labour...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Democracy was defined by Abe Lincoln in the Gettysburg address as “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” While this is indeed an American...
Without a doubt, there are major problems within the public education system in Nova Scotia. These past few months of negotiations - although side-tracked at times by issues like wages, pensions and long service awards – made it clear that...
Recently, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that was negotiated between Canada and the European Union (EU). This agreement is a major economic development for Nova Scotia that will create good paying...
Simon Forest, the son of Pierre Forest and Madeleine Babin, was born at Pisiquit (in the Minas Basin area) about 1724, and married about 1749 to Marguerite Gautrot, daughter of Jean Gautrot and Anne LeBlanc. In 1755, during “Le Grand...
The dissolution process for the Town of Mulgrave is being held up, and not for a good reason. Following the recent regular monthly meeting of Mulgrave Town Council, Mayor Ralph Hadley commented on a meeting with the Municipality of the...
Editor’s note: The following is a letter written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   Your announcement recently to continue with the “first-past-the-post” system dashed our hopes for a truly representative and inclusive electoral system. Your decision to abandon a key Liberal election...
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