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Notes from Dominion & Environs

Notes from Dominion & Environs

December 21, 2022 at 1:17 pm

Editor’s Note: I asked Spectator contributor Don Clarke to write something about what’s happening in his neck of the CBRM these days and here’s what he had to say.   Making music Last week, I spoke to Glace Bay musician Aaron Turnbull about the local music scene and his personalRead More

Spot the Endangered Species

Spot the Endangered Species

December 7, 2022 at 1:51 pm

Raymond Plourde, senior wilderness coordinator with Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre (EAC), has, as you might imagine, some thoughts on the advisability of situating golf courses in protected areas of ecological importance. We spoke by phone last week about Ben Cowan-Dewar and his partner Mike Keiser’s plans to turn partRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

December 2, 2022 at 11:05 am

Key changes I know nothing about music but, as with pretty much all subjects, I like to hear what people who do know something about it  have to say, which is why this week I’ve been following a discussion about the demise of the key change in popular music. ToRead More

We’re Hosting…the World Women’s Curling Championship?

We’re Hosting…the World Women’s Curling Championship?

November 2, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Sydney, a “resilient and proud community with a history of hosting major curling events” will host the 2024 World Women’s Curling Championships (WWCC). I have bones to pick with that sentence (which opened a Curling Canada press release I received on Friday). First, Sydney hosted the 2019 Scotties Tournament ofRead More

Defendants Answer ACOA’s Ben Eoin Lawsuit

Defendants Answer ACOA’s Ben Eoin Lawsuit

October 26, 2022 at 1:19 pm

I don’t know enough about golf to begin with an appropriate golf reference, so please insert whatever the golf equivalent of “catch-up football” is here, because that’s what I’m playing—I missed the Notice of Defence filed by the defendants in a lawsuit launched by the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency (ACOA)Read More

Park and Golf?

Park and Golf?

October 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm

This time last year, I was writing multiple articles (see here and here and here) about golf magnate Ben Cowan-Dewar’s controversial new course on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Cowan-Dewar and partner Mike Keiser have not even completed that course (Sports Illustrated says Cabot Saint Lucia is scheduled toRead More

CBRM Council: Selling Centre 200?

CBRM Council: Selling Centre 200?

May 25, 2022 at 1:33 pm

District 8 Councilor James Edwards placed an item on Tuesday’s CBRM council meeting agenda calling for a staff Issue Paper on the pros and cons of selling Centre 200. Opened in 1987, the 5,000-plus seat arena in downtown Sydney was built to mark the city’s 1985 bicentennial. It was homeRead More

About That Fight…

About That Fight…

May 11, 2022 at 11:51 am

“What does she know about boxing?” you are no doubt asking, and the answer, of course, is “nothing,” but I have always been interested in the sport because my father was a big fan (not so much these days, he says there are too many world champions to keep trackRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

May 6, 2022 at 9:30 am

Lord have Percy I don’t even know where to start with this baffling story. Freshii, the Canadian-based fast-food chain, is experimenting with a “virtual cashier” system called “Percy” that allows it to hire cashiers in Nicaragua and pay them US$3.75/hour instead of minimum wage in Ontario which is $15 (US$11.70)Read More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

April 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm

You Bet Watching a hockey game recently (I won’t identify my team, I’ll just tell you I won’t be doing any post-season viewing), I was struck by how many times the broadcaster cut away from the action to ads featuring famous athletes and Hollywood stars encouraging me to bet onRead More