Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Richmond County Canada,
District No. 41, Richmond, Sub-District No. 6. Taken By Daniel Sampson on April 6, 1891 with text transcribed and contributed by Jeanne D. Belford. This transcription should be of particular interest to those with Bonin, Boucher, Boudrot,...
If I had a quarter for every time I’ve been asked to write something about the recent happenings involving Richmond Municipal Council, I would be rich. Everyone seems to think I’m biding my time and sitting on an explosive opinion...
As you may remember from several columns I wrote in the past about politics, I do not vote. I've tried to bring more disaffected folks to my camp but have yet to feel the pride of hearing someone say they...
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What I’ve seen

I’ve lived the grand majority of my 44 years of life in two specific places: Grand-Greve, Richmond County (roughly 27 years) and Port Hawkesbury (nearly 14 years), with the remainder spent in Halifax for my university education. My wife and...
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Fougere: Part 2

France declared war on England in 1744. News from Europe reached Louisbourg before any other port in North America. The war had a direct impact on the life of Jean Fougere. The governor at Louisbourg took the initiative and licensed...
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Homework woes

Asked how much time they spend helping or supervising their children’s homework routine, many of my friends and acquaintances will say "hours.” And after a full day of work and school, it’s exhausting. Luckily for me, I don’t say this...
Did you ever stop to think about how the communities and landscape features of Cape Breton got their names? In most cases, it was probably the early explorers, mapmakers, and settlers who gave them their names. The names often reflect...
Municipal elections are upon us again. On October 15, Nova Scotians have an opportunity to choose who will sit on municipal councils and lead their communities. Municipalities deal with an increasingly complex set of issues from economic development and aging populations...
David Dingwall, former federal politician, once uttered the phrase “I am entitled to my entitlements.” Although a self-serving statement, it was a true statement of fact for Mr. Dingwall. He was correct to claim what he was owed no less...
Rarely is an exclamation point within the headline of an editorial more appropriate than on the eve of an election. In this case, school board and municipal elections are taking place around the Strait area on Saturday, and it is...


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