As always, when beginning a column about our public broadcaster, I’ll point out that I’m a freelance contributor to the Cape Breton edition of CBC Radio One’s Information Morning program. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’d...
As the provincial government seeks ways to improve the health care system in Nova Scotia, come two new approaches to the use of local facilities. Nova Scotia Health (NSH) announced recently that it has...
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Dear Premier; Thank you for commissioning the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia. The subject is complex, and public interest is keen. Along with other forest...
If there were ever a time we needed to believe in the redemption of kindness, in the humanity of our neighbours, surely it’s now. I don’t know of a single person, regardless of political persuasion, who isn’t left reeling by...
I could have written any number of things on my Facebook status today, but I wrote about how I must be in a need of a few days off from work, since I accidentally “dialed ‘9’ to get out”...
Faced with growing outrage about the separation of migrant children from their parents upon their entry into the United States, the governing Republicans took two dog-eared pages out of their party playbook: Blame their political opponents and hide behind...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts...
A few months back, during a get-together at the house, I glanced around the room and came to a disconcerting conclusion. While I had been busy raising children, tending house, going to work, and establishing a life, I also had...
As early as 1824 a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties and as a result, the creditors, primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant, foreclosed on the property, but, instead...
Even with so many streaming options available at your fingerprints, there’s still something special about the traditional fall launch period for new and returning network shows. So here’s my guide to all the fun that’s only a remote-click away, beginning...




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