With municipal and school board elections in the Strait area now over, one important question remains; why did so few people vote? On October 15, after voters across the region went to the polls to choose mayors, councillors or school...
A funny thing happened on the way to Round Two of the ugly brawl between the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) and the provincial Department of Education: Somebody blinked. Well, perhaps there was blinking on all sides. I suspect neither...
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...
I have turned down a lot of chocolate over the past 25 years. You see, it was a quarter-century ago that my family doctor and I jointly figured out that my skin couldn’t handle even trace amounts of the key...
As a grade-schooler in the early ‘80s, I frequently heard a country song with the following chorus spilling out of the CJFX AM Radio airwaves: “Everybody wants to live to be 100, everybody’s looking for the key…We all want to...
Please take this column as my own version of a self-help exercise. Apparently, envisioning something helps a person achieve whatever that something happens to be, and I am trying to be less of a miserable git. Yeah, I know, without...
The Strait area received some good news recently as it was announced that the Dundee Resort and Golf Club has new ownership. On June 1, long-time owner Scott MacAulay passed the keys to new owner Sonny Grewal, who recently relocated...
Politics at any level is a difficult issue to digest and discuss, because it seems to rely equally on numbers and personalities. Here in Nova Scotia, we’ve had our share of distinct personalities at both the...
It was encouraging that Richmond Municipal Council was able to pass a balanced budget on time, and equally disheartening that this same elected body was unable to approve changes to its travel expense policy. During a special meeting on April...
Perhaps it’s envy, or maybe it’s a simple by-product of age, but I’ve grown weary of stories about kids hitting it big (important note: I am at the age where everyone younger than me is referred to as a...
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