Monday, June 26, 2017


Even as it became all too clear that we were going to have a provincial election this spring, I wasn’t prepared for this campaign to have such a record-setting nature. No, I’m not talking about the shortness of the campaign,...
A disclaimer: I have never read Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, nor have I seen the Charlottetown festival’s long-running musical version. Now that some of you have already begun the arrangements for my deportation from Canada (or...
Since the nature of my job dictates that I spend several hours a month on the road – a figure that’s likely to grow exponentially now that we’re into the second week of a provincial election campaign – I’ve...
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Lord Almighty, I thank You for always being present to hear my prayers and problems, whether they may be the heaviest burdens or merely the day-to-day issues...
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...
Given the uproar that followed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s recent announcement that the NHL wouldn’t make any concessions to allow its players to participate in next year’s Winter Olympics, you might have assumed that the game as we know...
On the first Sunday morning in April, I found out that Jean McNamara had passed away the previous day. (Among other things, this means God shared her with us for precisely 72 years and one day.) Roughly six hours later,...
I’m winding down my tenth year of providing municipal council reports for CBC Cape Breton’s Information Morning, and I may have hit a first – amazing the host. Sitting in for Steve Sutherland last week, Information Morning news anchor Yvonne...
There’s an air of familiarity to the Hawkesbury Room, located on the downstairs level of the Maritime Inn on Reeves Street, as we head into the final six hours of St. Patrick’s Day 2017. It’s partly because I’ve been here...

My notebooks

This week, if you can bear with me, I’m talking about some of the notebooks I have on my desk here at the newspaper office. Even in the digital age, having a fresh supply of paper to scrawl down details...
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