Stanley Cup repeat challenge

To win two Stanley Cups in a row now is difficult to the point of being hard to truly understand.

Football should build moral character

November 16, 2015 I was at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys NFL game in Tampa yesterday, November 15. Every time Cowboys player, Greg Hardy’s, name was mentioned in the play by play reports, a huge percentage of the over 64,000 people in the crowd screamed a chant of “Hardy sucks! Hardy sucks! Hardy […]

Miramichi’s choice October 19

Generally speaking, unlike some folks, I tend to like politicians. As a lifelong newspaperman, I saw so many of them work their way up via community service and various kinds of activism. I believe most of them have what they believe to be the best interests of Canada at heart. I also understand that they […]

P3 Miramichi nursing home

My wife and I attended the Thursday, September 17, meeting regarding the proposed public private partnership nursing home for Miramichi. I wanted to hear the case for both sides of the proposed shift from two public ownership homes to a privately owned, managed and operated home. I think it is fair to say that most […]

Sobey brothers retirement milestone

David and Donald Sobey, the brothers who have led the Sobey’s supermarket chain and Empire, the investment and holding company to national prominence, have both announced their retirements as they reach 80 years of age. I moved to Pictou County, Nova Scotia, from Montreal in 1966. By chance I wound up living a few doors […]

National anthem tradition vs progress

CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon topics for today included whether we should amend our national anthem’s “in all thy sons command,” to “in all of us command”. Several of those speaking against the proposal cited tradition as their reason. I think we certainly should. I think this is one of those discussions that is going to […]

Election ideas we won’t hear

With a provincial election pending on September 22, there is a great deal of discussion regarding New Brunswick’s frightening economic condition. I don’t think there is any silver bullet to reverse the international trend from country to city. However, I do see have some thoughts on how the Maritime economy might be improved.
1) isn’t it […]

Feminists versus femininity

Feminism versus femininity There is a current todo about a website, http://womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com on which women post photos of themselves holding signs saying they are not feminists or don’t need feminism and listing reasons why. In my opinion this is just another wave in the continual misunderstanding of what feminism is. Much of it is deliberately […]

Anti-gay-marriage lawyers

The law society of New Brunswick is currently one of only four Canadian provincial societies that have decided to accredit applications for membership from graduates of Trinity Western University in British Columbia. TWU is an evangelical Christian school whose students sign a covenant to abstain from sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between […]

Respect for dead protectors

When the three Mounties, Constables Fabrice Georges Gévaudan, Douglas James Larche and Dave Joseph Ross were assassinated in Moncton, I was already immersed in strong feelings about how precious life is and how many lives it cost for us to have the society we do. The 70th anniversary of D-Day was a horrifying reminder of […]

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