Thursday, February 25, 2021
If you read last week’s column, you might remember that I just made my first visit to Newfoundland and Labrador. Well, to be more accurate, I made my first two visits to Newfoundland and Labrador. They just happened to occur...
In the days leading up to Halloween, we got an ugly reminder that few things are scarier than a coward with an agenda. Over a four-day span, packages containing pipe bombs showed up in the mailboxes, residences and workplaces of...

Heroes in red

Bear with me this week, friends, because I’m going to take a bit of a leap and draw a parallel between two very different people that we lost this fall – a comic-book mogul who enjoyed a full life...
As part of my long-term plan to get myself into some semblance of good physical shape, I recently got myself a new physical trainer. Well, not exactly; I have neither the financial resources, the patience, nor...
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...

Fill the arenas

I try not to repeat myself in these columns, but this week I think I should revisit a topic that I brought up last spring, shortly after the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. The northern Saskatchewan town recently faced the difficult task...
I thought we were far enough into the winter that this wouldn’t be a problem, but sadly, it appears that the Christmas toys found under several trees across the province are as defective as their poorly-built predecessors. So I have...
I have a lot in common with my wife Cathy, as you might expect, but the common threads include a key health concern: Vision issues. Diagnosed in October with the “wet” form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration...
Okay. One more election column. Bear with me, we can do this. Just as a marathon race often boils down to the individual legs of the event as opposed to the overall track, a federal election in...
Cathy and I just hit a milestone: January marked five years since we decided to buy a house in Port Hawkesbury. Our first five-and-a-half years of marriage saw us renting an apartment in the town, but we wanted to put...




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