Tuesday, October 16, 2018
By now, even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ve heard the tragic story of the Humboldt Broncos. You’re probably aware of the April 6 accident in northern Saskatchewan that took 16 lives and injured another 13 passengers, many of...
I’m writing this column not long after Cathy wrapped up the longest hospital stay either of us has had in our nearly 10-year marriage, and one of the longest either of us has experienced in our entire lives. But we...
I recently played a part, and played some music, in a theatrical adaptation of The Passion that ran twice at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Judique on Good Friday. One of our last rehearsals took place on the final Sunday...
This week, I’d like to address my fellow members of Montreal Canadiens Fans Anonymous. Okay, that’s probably not the right name for my fellow Habs supporters. We’re hardly “anonymous.” Even in the toughest times, we proudly wear, fly, and bleed...
Now that the awards season is winding down and everybody actually received the correct envelope, you might be finding it difficult to sift through the wave of post-Oscar blockbusters and Academy Award winners and losers to figure out how...
I never thought I’d see the day when the federal party established to break up Canada was finally on the verge of breaking up itself. For that matter, I always figured that if I lived long enough to see the...
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...
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