Sunday, January 24, 2021
“Gee, Ariel, you look so sad.” “I’m sorry, Flounder. I just don’t understand why nobody likes me anymore.” “That’s not true. I like you, Ariel. And Sebastian over here is crazy about you....
Dear Mr. Harper: Oh, wait, I’m sorry. You’re not Prime Minister anymore, so there’s no need to persist with these needless formalities. Let’s try again. Pretend you’re wearing a cardigan by the fireside for one of your “folksy” campaign commercials,...
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...

Why I’m leaving

As many of you already know, this is my last week at The Reporter. Since I’ve been a part of this newsroom for nearly a decade – which extends to almost a dozen years when my previous stint from 1999-2001...
With this year’s Academy Award broadcast happening two weeks earlier than usual, you could be forgiven for not having a clue who just walked by the red-carpet paparazzi or why that movie with the strange title just won seven Oscars.

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...
Nearly two weeks after we lost him, I find myself feeling a delayed wistfulness about the recent passing of Wally Ellison. I’m writing this column three days after I attended Wally’s funeral in West Bay Road. I was planning to...

Country Nation

Moments before George Canyon took the stage on the third Friday evening in November, I took my seat at the far left of the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre’s Bear Head Conference Room, just outside the kitchen area. I came perilously...
When Muppet master Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, I braced myself for the concept that Kermit the Frog, a major part of my childhood and adolescence, wasn’t going to be a part of my life anymore. I didn’t know...
There are times that I’m truly surprised that it took so long for farmer’s market culture to permanently take root in the Strait area. After all, agriculture is a huge part of our daily lives, particularly in Inverness and Antigonish...




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