“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...
Cathy and I have enjoyed CBC-TV’s comedy-in-a-small-town series Still Standing for quite awhile now, but we’ve never looked forward to an episode quite as much as the late-November edition saluting the community of Canso. That’s partly because each of us...
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,...
With just over a year to go before “The Roaring Twenties” begin, I’m astounded that we’ve spent the run-up to Christmas arguing over a song written in 1944. The “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” debate, which has reared its head at...
At this point of the year, many of us are hitting the road and getting a better, more intimate look at Cape Breton Island than we typically achieve during the wicked winter weather (or even this year’s late-spring, early-summer...
I wasn’t prepared for the concept that there might be anybody that wouldn’t want to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I have been looking forward to this anniversary year since my childhood. Having entered the world just over five years after...
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...
There were two questions that I heard on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis when I worked at the tourist bureau in St. Peter’s as a teenager during the summer of 1992. They were: “Where’s the St. Peter’s Canal?” And: “Are...
I’m shifting to a sports theme in this week’s column, since so many hockey happenings are capturing my attention these days. Mind you, it isn’t always easy to pick a team to support. Take the recent...
I’d like to think that I have shown great restraint by limiting the amount of column space devoted to Donald Trump during his first year as the American president. Of course, this is partly because The Angry Orange seems to...
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