Many of us are attempting to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic as it moves into its year-two existence and third-wave status. Vaccines are more readily available for those who want to receive them, albeit with increasing controversy...
For the past several years, I’ve noticed people toting what seems to me a curious accessory. They come in all sizes and shapes, and many of my friends won’t leave home without one: water bottles They’re...
Arichat, 1935: We are in the centre of the village on what was known as the Low Road. A building, known simply as the Sample House, served as a warehouse and showroom used by agents and salesmen to display their...
On October 1, the provincial government increased the number of players able to play sports from 10 to 50. As a result, Mabou Rec Soccer resumed play and we have been joyfully playing outdoors every week since.
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Mulgrave Mayor Ralph Hadley and the rest of Mulgrave Town Council. It seems like you understand the situation here in rural Nova Scotia. Nova Scotians for...
In 1974 there were nine teams in two divisions in the Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA). The final league standings were as follows: Mainland St. Peter’s Royals 17-5 Port Hawkesbury 16-6 River Bourgeois 12-10 Louisdale 10-12 Island Arichat Triple A’s 15-9 Little Anse Golden Hawks 14-10 Petit de...
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s back-to-school time already. As a dad of two daughters, Grade 4 and Grade 2, I’ve been busy these past few weeks getting them everything they need for school. This year, my daughters and...
The van Zutphen family moved to Inverness County in the early 1950s. Like most of the Dutch immigrants of the time, the whole family worked extremely hard to create a life in a new land. In 1964, two of the...
“Why can’t you wait until I’m dead?” my grandmother would laugh, half joking and half annoyed. “Don’t talk like that! You’re not dead, you’re here to tell me what can be thrown out. If this place ever caught fire, it’d...
The only issues that receive as much public attention as health care surround local roads and highways. On November 6 at StFX, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) welcomed residents to the first of two open houses for...




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