Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Dear Mr. Harper: Oh, wait, I’m sorry. You’re not Prime Minister anymore, so there’s no need to persist with these needless formalities. Let’s try again. Pretend you’re wearing a cardigan by the fireside for one of your “folksy” campaign commercials,...
“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...
By the time you read this, the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival will be in the books, and I will have - hopefully - recovered from one of my busiest-ever experiences with this 10-night extravaganza. A lot has changed since...

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...
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...
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...
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...
Even as it became all too clear that we were going to have a provincial election this spring, I wasn’t prepared for this campaign to have such a record-setting nature. No, I’m not talking about the shortness of the campaign,...
It’s an old cliché: “A stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met.” Well, it WAS an old cliché, anyway – before Cathy and I made our first trip to St. John’s. It was already a special occasion because neither of us...
As I watched the remarkable footage of Halifax municipal crews placing a black shroud over the likeness of city founder Edward Cornwallis amidst a large crowd of cheering protestors, my mind flashed to a story I had recently read...
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