I’m addressing this column to those of you who have lived in Port Hawkesbury, and the general Strait area, longer than the past decade. It’s surprising that so many of us still don’t recognize that this region has a significant...

Shovelling out

He knew he had to do it. He and his wife had been struggling with the flu since the day after Boxing Day, leaving them both unable to give the driveway, the steps and the back deck the attention they...
As a child and a teenager growing up in L’Ardoise, I got much of my early political education on Sunday mornings at my grandparents’ house, when my family would get together after Mass and hash out the issues of...
This week: The bizarre tale of an American late-night host who ran for mayor of a Newfoundland community with a frequently-mocked name. The host: Jimmy Kimmel. The community: Dildo. Now, I’m not surprised...
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...
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...
Given the uproar that followed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s recent announcement that the NHL wouldn’t make any concessions to allow its players to participate in next year’s Winter Olympics, you might have assumed that the game as we know...
With just over a year to go before “The Roaring Twenties” begin, I’m astounded that we’ve spent the run-up to Christmas arguing over a song written in 1944. The “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” debate, which has reared its head at...
We’re living in an uncertain world, where even something as wholesome as lettuce, or Tide Pods, can be deemed unhealthy and dangerous to the public good. With this in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that I once again have a...
There’s something eerily familiar about the tale of Northern Pulp and the recent events surrounding its uncertain future. Of course, that’s because we’ve lived so much of it, right here in the Strait of Canso.


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