In 1758, Nova Scotia was the first representative government in British North America. In 1784, New Brunswick, PEI and Cape Breton Island were granted status as British colonies. In 1820, Nova Scotia circumvented the Royal Charter and administratively annexed...
Some readers may recall reading my letter from a few years ago and published in newspapers throughout Nova Scotia concerning a ban proposed by the legions in Richmond County and elsewhere across Cape Breton Island, about the removal of...
Two years ago, the municipal councillors of Inverness County rescinded a previous motion to support an airport expansion in Margaree. There were many reasons, but bottom line was that Inverness County could not financially afford the project and there was...
It was with profound shock and disappointment that I learned of the choice by the Municipality of the County of Richmond to reverse a decision of the Committee-of-the-Whole of December 14, 2016, to provide interim funding to support the...
Recently I have read articles in the provincial media concerning the Port of Halifax’s inability to handle and store cargo from the ships that are extremely large. Suggestions have been made to develop the Dartmouth side of the harbour. Has...
Besides some medical appointments, this is the third time in the last two years that Strait Area Transit (SAT) has been a saviour for my mother. Recently, my mother lost a brother and because of SAT, she was able to...
I am not one to write letters to the editor. As a matter of fact, this is the first. I was asked to say a “few words” at Billy Joe’s retirement party, but having arrived late, I was unable to...
I am writing this in regards to a Letter to the Editor in the December 10 edition of The Reporter entitled “Lane reduction not suitable for industrial traffic.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, we are different from other...
COVID-19 has infected nearly 60,000 Canadians as of May 3 but has a disproportionally deadly effect on our elders. While there are many excellent, well designed and operated Long Term Care (LTC) facilities across Canada and in Nova Scotia, there...
A few months ago, a senior official of the Nova Scotia Health Authority asked that I, and others, consider the impact of our comments on health care in Nova Scotia in media articles and interviews that we had provided...


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