Articles by: Paul MacDougall

The Consul and the Director

The Consul and the Director

November 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm

This is an article about two things you may not have realized CBRM once had: an American Consul and a a film industry. From 1911 to 1924, the US State Department operated an American Consulate in Sydney (prior to this, Sydney was home to a lesser, Consular Agency). Very detailedRead More

Now Playing at the Cape Breton Multiplex

Now Playing at the Cape Breton Multiplex

November 10, 2021 at 12:17 pm

Nearly 100 years after the Maritime Motion Picture Company (MMPC) was making movies in Sydney, local filmmakers are achieving great success. Locally shot with homegrown actors, Werewolf (Grassfire Films: Nelson MacDonald, producer, Ashley McKenzie, director) was shown at many film festivals, featured in numerous reviews, including the Globe and MailRead More

Literary map of world by Reddit User Backforward 24 (https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/5z1bau/literature_map_of_the_world_oc_57352913/)

Have Book, Will Travel

September 8, 2021 at 12:49 pm

I am certainly not a world traveler, more a visitor, but I’ve been lucky enough to see a few great cities in North America and Europe over the years and am grateful for it. I am often intrigued by what a novelist has had to say about a city whereRead More

A Drop of the Cure

A Drop of the Cure

December 9, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Back in April, CNN reported that the governor of the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi, was including small bottles of Hennessy cognac in COVID-19 care packages being distributed to citizens. He erroneously claimed the cognac would act as a “throat sanitizer” and help combat the coronavirus. Both the World Health OrganizationRead More

Embracing Winter: The Cold Club

Embracing Winter: The Cold Club

November 25, 2020 at 11:50 am

There is probably as much to do in Cape Breton in winter as there is in summer and fall, and this winter, what with COVID-19 and all, may be a great time to try out spending some time in our own great outdoors; you can do it without getting coldRead More