Tuesday, November 13, 2018
At this point of the year, many of us are hitting the road and getting a better, more intimate look at Cape Breton Island than we typically achieve during the wicked winter weather (or even this year’s late-spring, early-summer...
This week, I’m going to revisit a youthful lapse of judgment to illustrate my feelings about the $10 million settlement the federal government recently awarded Omar Khadr. In the summer of 1990, shortly after graduating high school, I was the...

Trump Trek

“Captain’s Bigly Log, Stardate…uh…Stardate, Sometime-In-The-Summer, 2018: Now that we have launched my most awesome and fantastic United States Space Force, we have wiped out all threats to our planet. Well, not the whole planet, but the best part, the...
My year-long Canada 150 pledge to only play CDs by homegrown artists on our car stereo throughout 2017 recently reintroduced me to a pair of talented musicians and composers from my native L’Ardoise. And even though they were featured on...
It may have been the final day of Celtic Colours 2017, but on the second Saturday afternoon in October, it felt like the music was just getting started. We gathered at the Evergreen Seniors Club in Port Hawkesbury for one...
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...
“Welcome to ‘Flap Your Gums,’ the segment of our show that celebrates the opinions of ordinary folks like you and me. Well, not exactly like me, because I’m sure the rest of you aren’t outfitted by the best men’s...
“Good morning, you must be my next patient.” “Doc, don’t you recognize me?” “Should I? Wait a minute. That accent – thick Acadian one minute, the Queen’s English the next. Is that really you, New Brunswick?” “Yeah, it’s me, Doc. You’ve got...
This would not be a typical tourist stop, even though it was happening in one of the most historically and culturally significant parts of Atlantic Canada, and arguably, the entire country. There we were, me and Cathy and five members...
So we got a visit from Brian Mulroney last week. That kind of a sentence carries a vastly different flavour than it did only 25 years ago, when Bruce MacKinnon summed up a Prime Ministerial arrival in Nova Scotia with...
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