Friday, December 4, 2020
Now that the awards season is winding down and everybody actually received the correct envelope, you might be finding it difficult to sift through the wave of post-Oscar blockbusters and Academy Award winners and losers to figure out how...

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...
One of my all-time favourite singers and songwriters passed away not long ago, so I’m writing this column while my emotions are still raw and bubbling just beneath the surface. That seems only appropriate when writing...
It’s been awhile since Santa Claus last revealed his official gift list for the naughty and nice newsmakers in the Strait area, across Canada and around the world. However, as some of you might know, I’ve...
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...
As a grade-schooler in the early ‘80s, I frequently heard a country song with the following chorus spilling out of the CJFX AM Radio airwaves: “Everybody wants to live to be 100, everybody’s looking for the key…We all want to...
“Sorry I’m late for the meeting. I was just getting into the polling booth when I got your call. Now, what’s all this about?” “I’m afraid it’s about your son. He’s been incredibly disruptive in the classroom, the playground and...
So we got a visit from Brian Mulroney last week. That kind of a sentence carries a vastly different flavour than it did only 25 years ago, when Bruce MacKinnon summed up a Prime Ministerial arrival in Nova Scotia with...
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – Amen. Father, I had hoped that this would be a prayer of celebration, as it was 30 years ago this week that I accepted You into...
I find this column hard to write, because in doing so I have to say goodbye to a pair of familiar faces – one on a local scale, the other at a national level – who touched me, and...




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