Post Tagged with: "John Buchanan"

That Time We Didn’t Bury the Power Lines on Charlotte Street

That Time We Didn’t Bury the Power Lines on Charlotte Street

October 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm

Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a series that will continue until I find some answers or give up, whichever comes first. You’ll find Part I here and Part III here.)   When last we met, it was August 1984, and Zutphen Brothers of Port Hood was sitting onRead More

Westray: What If?

Westray: What If?

May 11, 2022 at 11:49 am

On Monday, we paused to remember the 26 men who died 30 years ago, when the Westray coal mine exploded in Westville, Nova Scotia. Westray is one of the low points in Canada’s history of patronage-driven job creation schemes and the failure of government to regulate corporate profit-seeking. Remembering thoseRead More

Western lowland gorilla. (Photo By Jackhynes (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, cropped)

Equalization: The 800-Pound Gorilla in This Election

May 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Scratch any problem in almost any municipality in Nova Scotia and you will likely uncover the same root cause: the province’s underfunded equalization program. I see you over there, covering your ears and singing. And you, pretending you’re engrossed in that hardware store flyer you just fished out of aRead More

Greenfield site or Novaporte, if you prefer.

That Time Sydport was a Free Trade Zone

January 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

Tucked into the F.A.S.T. Furniture flyer in the Saturday, 2 January 2016 edition of the Cape Breton Post was an eight-page update on the Port of Sydney. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend the graphic on the inside cover page: It shows the silhouettes of a number ofRead More