Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Stranded travellers

Dear Editor, On Saturday, July 18, my family and I broke down with my truck and camper at the intersection of Brule Road and Route 6 on the way to P.E.I. I called Captain Hook...

The trip you’ll never take…or will you

We all have it. That “bucket list” trip we’ve been dreaming of our whole lives. Maybe it’s just a passing thought every now and then that you catch glimpses of when your day to day...

Graduation a special occasion

Graduation at North Colchester High School (June 28, 2017) was, once again, a very special occasion. The academic achievements of the 35 graduates were acknowledged and celebrated by family, friends and the entire community. “Standing...
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How to land your dream clients

As business owners, we all have fantasies of what our work could look like. We know the kinds of projects we want to work on, the types of products we’d like to produce; we have...
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What small businesses need to know about email marketing

Email marketing can make a huge difference for you as a small business owner. Campaign Monitor shares that “email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter.” For every $1...
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Voter disappointment

With the Liberals winning their second straight majority to lead the province of Nova Scotia, many people were upset. But it seems people were more upset by the fact that almost half the Nova Scotians...
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Back it up

Think about everything you have stored on your computer… documents, emails, photographs, videos, music – the list goes on. Now imagine losing it all. Horrific thought, isn’t it! Unfortunately it’s all too common. We have an...

Standing up for libraries

To the Editor:   We talk about education and health care but our libraries are also vital community institutions that are under threat. Together we must stand up for them. During the run up to the provincial...
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A warm welcome three decades ago

To the Editor: Re: Tell your story, published February, 2017   My family arrived in Balfron from Holland almost 30 years ago, on Friday, Aug. 10, 1987. Adrian and I had bought the old Lenny Burris farm. At...
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If your proposal isn’t doing this one thing, you’ve already lost the sale

Ahh…rejected proposals. For many of us, the feeling of inevitable doom when we start writing our proposals can be overwhelming. Just how much effort should we put into creating something that might just get shut...