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Concerns about opening borders to beyond Atlantic Provinces

To the Editor; We were astonished and deeply concerned by the openness expressed by Premier Stephen McNeil to opening Nova Scotia in mid- to late-July to residents of provinces beyond New...
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Defunding police?

To the Editor; A police officer in Minneapolis used excessive force and killed George Floyd. But the offending officer was fired and charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Would...
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Working remotely

I’ve written a lot of articles about viruses – computer viruses that is - but this is the first one to discuss a real-life virus.   Everybody is talking about the...

Live well…Age well – Why do people age differently?

Hello Pugwash, Wallace, Tatamagouche, Wentworth, River John, and the sweet places in-between. Some people are whip smart and energetic into old age, while sometimes, much younger people are sick, exhausted and...
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Advanced call blocking

It’s become a fact of life now – if you have a phone, you probably receive spam calls. Calls from Canada Revenue warning that you’re behind on payment and now have...

The Local Climate – Owls Head

For years now, members of the conservation community and even anonymous government employees have expressed to me their worry that exactly this would happen - that years of lethargy from our provincial government would result,...
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Self-care a must

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That’s one sentence we often hear at this time of the year as the holiday season quickly approaches. It’s a sentence some...
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Eagles and cellphones

If you have a smartphone, you’ll have a plan associated with it that usually has limits.   These limits can be on the number of calls, texts, and data that you’re...
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Put mining in its place

To the Editor; For over five decades, I have been working to limit the damage caused by the mining industry in Canada, as a community organizer in Sudbury, Ont., as a...
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In our time of need, they’re there

In times of emergencies, members of our own communities are there. When we run away from a burning building, they’re running to it. When we get into a car accident, they’re...



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