Sunday, April 30, 2017


I’ve followed the NHL for nearly three decades, but it’s pretty safe to say that I have never seen anything like the P.K. Subban phenomenon, on and off the ice. And that’s a statement that I could have made before,...
I thought we were far enough into the winter that this wouldn’t be a problem, but sadly, it appears that the Christmas toys found under several trees across the province are as defective as their poorly-built predecessors. So I have...

Country Nation

Moments before George Canyon took the stage on the third Friday evening in November, I took my seat at the far left of the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre’s Bear Head Conference Room, just outside the kitchen area. I came perilously...
I wasn’t expecting to find anything compelling in the latest craze to sweep the Internet, the “Three Fictional Characters” meme that encourages Twitter and Facebook participants to post images of the three imaginary icons that best represent themselves. When it...

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...

Let it steep

I’ve felt for a long time that the simple act of making tea can be a perfect metaphor for life. After all, just as we all have different ways to live our lives, tea drinkers all have their own way...
This week, meet two very different Canadian comics who used their fame, wit and creativity to remind us all that there’s nothing wrong with finding either humour or pride in the simple act of being Canadian. And, as an added...
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...
I never thought I’d see the day when even one person would become so fed up with – or just plain terrified by – their political choices that they’d turn to a comedy show for some semblance of democracy...
“Sorry I’m late for the meeting. I was just getting into the polling booth when I got your call. Now, what’s all this about?” “I’m afraid it’s about your son. He’s been incredibly disruptive in the classroom, the playground and...
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