Excavator artist gone

            Although it happened back in March, I just learned that Miramichi has lost one of its stars.             Armand Comeau was a Bobby Orr of excavator operators. He died of cancer at the age of 55.             He worked for Ed Hitchman at Hitchman Construction Ltd. I first became aware of his skill when […]

Fiddlehead Soup

16 Servings 4 pounds fresh fiddleheads 3 cups chopped onion 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth * 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 4 pinches ground black pepper 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth* 4 cups homogenized milk ** 2 cups plain yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice Dollops of sour cream […]

Human Rights Commissions disgusting

            I believe in and support the defamation laws although I am disgusted with some of the evolution that has apparently taken place.             There was a time when, if you called a man a liar and a thief and proved he was a thief you did not have to prove he was a liar. […]

Miramichi Players mess minds

             Sometimes people go to live theatre because the show is critically acclaimed and wildly successful. Sometimes we go because we want to encourage and support friends and family. Often we are surprised by the quality of local production.                      Such was the case when Michelle and I went to the Miramichi Players first effort […]

Whence the information business?

             At the Canadian Newspapers Association convention in Toronto in May, there were strong hints as to where the information business is going.             It appears the way people will be receiving their news and information in future will be very personal. It seems most likely that the day of the desk computer and home […]

Cool to be cruel?

            I’ve had a couple of humourous but cutting reminders lately that cool is often cruel.             Ralph Benmergui, a mid-tier CBC radio and TV personality, presented the Canadian Community Newspapers Association annual Better Newspapers Competitions awards at the national convention.             He could not, contain his mirth at the idea of things like a […]