Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Looking back over the decades, and indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in the Isle Madame area. One of those names is Murphy. This surname was once very...
One day over the Christmas holidays, three of the four MacDonalds were in separate rooms on the second level of our house, chatting and laughing about a topic I can’t even remember. In the midst of...
For years now, members of the conservation community and even anonymous government employees have expressed to me their worry that exactly this would happen - that years of lethargy from our provincial government would result, finally, in their abandoning the...
In a recent Canadian Press article, an interviewee blamed “radical environmental groups” for a downturn in the number of new oil wells being drilled this year across Canada, and sluggish overall growth for fossil fuels. The quote stuck with me.
Most people agree that finding love is no easy mission, and for the many people who spend most of their waking hours working, the office may serve as the perfect setting for a romantic relationship. It’s...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following excerpts are taken from the Richmond County Record of...
There’s something eerily familiar about the tale of Northern Pulp and the recent events surrounding its uncertain future. Of course, that’s because we’ve lived so much of it, right here in the Strait of Canso.
St. Peter’s and Port Hawkesbury restaurants have common problems with parking lot safety. Well-marked, but poorly designed signage while trying to enter or exit the parking lots make for an unsafe entrance or exit for their customers.
Communication efforts with Mulgrave Fire Chief Mike Breen have included efforts to curb his practice of executing spends without purchase orders, seeking payments without adequate paperwork and failure to account for the operational and regulatory status of the department.
Amid local and provincial attempts to fight problems in the health care system, it was very disappointing to learn that two emergency departments in the Strait area were closed a total of 1,664-hours during 2018-19. According...


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