Saturday, November 17, 2018

Crock the vote

Over the past five years, three different governments – run by two different political parties – set out to change the way you vote. So far, only one of them succeeded in bringing about changes, and those alterations were just...
As we lumber into the final six weeks of 2017, I’m noticing a marked difference between the stories that have everybody talking this year and those that got us all fired up last year. From where I sit, 2016 wound...
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...
I’m addressing this column to those of you who have lived in Port Hawkesbury, and the general Strait area, longer than the past decade. It’s surprising that so many of us still don’t recognize that this region has a significant...
“Good morning, everybody, and welcome to our weekly government caucus meeting. You might recall that we had a little surprise last week, when a couple of our MPs dressed up as those loveable old balcony hecklers from The Muppet...

Why I’m leaving

As many of you already know, this is my last week at The Reporter. Since I’ve been a part of this newsroom for nearly a decade – which extends to almost a dozen years when my previous stint from 1999-2001...
“Good evening everybody! Welcome to our first – and probably last – annual Province House Christmas Pageant. I’m your host, Karen Casey.” “Boo!” “Resign!” “Yes, yes, it’s simply grand to see all of you here, too. As your Minister of Education, I...
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...
In the days leading up to Halloween, we got an ugly reminder that few things are scarier than a coward with an agenda. Over a four-day span, packages containing pipe bombs showed up in the mailboxes, residences and workplaces of...
I went back to L’Ardoise this weekend to say my final “Au revoir” to someone that I mistakenly assumed would be around forever, during the 34 years that I was lucky enough to know her. My relationship with Jane Martell,...
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