Sunday, June 24, 2018


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...
While our neighbours to the south struggle with the latest debate over the right to bear arms, a former Canadian Prime Minister thought the time was right to launch a conversation over the right to bare arms. Kim Campbell, who...

Too comfortable

I started the morning of Thursday, February 15 by waking up, having a cup of tea and two slices of peanut butter on toast, and watching a hockey game. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Before I watched the game, I...
I’m amazed by the time that has already elapsed since the provincial Education Minister announced that his government had accepted the recommendation of an independent consultant – in a report filed only 24 hours earlier - to dissolve Nova...
On the surface, a change to one line in our national anthem might not seem to have that much in common with recent revisions to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. And yet, as both stories dominated the headlines last...
I’ll remember the last full week of January for a long time, particularly the 72-hour window that saw shocking falls from grace for three political heavyweights, sweeping changes for Nova Scotia’s education system, the swan song of a veteran...
Next Wednesday, Bell Media will host its annual Let’s Talk Day, which sees the Canadian communications giant putting a renewed focus on mental health and encouraging all of us to share our own experiences with anxiety, depression and similar...
“Good afternoon, everybody! Welcome to the Museum of Celebrity Relics. My name is Devyn, and I’ll be your tour guide this afternoon. Before we start, does anyone have any questions?” “Yeah. Like, seriously, why are we wasting our time and...
Amid the joy of the Christmas season and the chaos of last week’s stormy weather, I experienced the sadness that comes with losing a mentor from my formative years. Michael Cobden, who was the director of the King’s College School...
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and Santa was sighing As true Christmas spirit appeared to be dying At this time of year, kindness should have been stronger Instead, Saint Nick’s “Bad List” grew longer and longer With 12 months of naughtiness weighing him...
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