Yearly Archives: 2006

Change, Culture and Leadership

Change, Culture and Leadership By Brian Donovan                    There are a number of components that make a community what it is at any given point in time. To see a community evolve, in a positive way citizens must deal with four essential elements: Change, Morale (or Attitude), Culture and Leadership. I want to discuss… Continue Reading

The Wicked Tide

The Wicked Tide by Christina Decarie When Sal’s body finally washed ashore, he was all torn up. “From the grapplin’ hooks,” the fishermen said. “They just didn’t get a good grip of him, is all. But they grazed ‘im. Right where that capon crowed.” And the fishermen nodded and looked at each other knowingly. But… Continue Reading

Do Write

Do Write by Cal Olgilvie I am an advocate for people with the time and desire to write their life story for posterity. No one will write your story like you can. I might add the things you remember and relive as you write will surprise you. Have you ever been to a cemetery looking for… Continue Reading

Rotarian Party in Panama

Rotarian Party in Panama By James E. Sellars Panama City skyline People who don’t travel miss some interesting events. The other day we were invited to a special house party at the home of a Past President of Rotary International in Panama City. The first question out of my mouth was, “May I bring my… Continue Reading

Man Credits Rehabilitation Staff in his Recovery

Man Credits Rehabilitation Staff in his Recovery By Sonya Green-Haché It was a rainy day in May. “I was on my way to Oromocto where I was responsible for building a new hotel. I suddenly lost control of my car, hydroplaned and flipped over. I remember my friend and colleague Steven Jepsen, who was traveling… Continue Reading

Mental Toughness—You Have It In You to Succeed

Mental Toughness—You Have It In You to Succeed by Pegine Echevarria You have to be mentally tough to reap the rewards of great achievements. It took me a long time to learn this lesson. When I began my career, I must have seen too many movies about tough bosses. I had a belief system that… Continue Reading

Three Poems

Three Poems By Corey Mesler An Incident Near the College As J. R. R Tolkien walked the hills surrounding his home near Oxford a small stranger silently trailed him. When he turned he was startled. The little fellow took out a pipe and motioned toward a tuft of grass. “J.R., sit,” he said, smiling puckishly,… Continue Reading

Zombies in Cape Breton

Zombies in Cape Breton By Donna Spalding When I was very young, we had a zombie in our house. You are probably thinking that I had a great imagination as a child, but no, it is true. In September 1939 Great Britain, France and Canada declared war on Germany. Unlike other countries, war did not… Continue Reading

Major Bum Cheque

Major Bum Cheque By Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe In one little Nova Scotia town I lived in during my long time away from Newfoundland, I got to know many of the people through my work, and also got to know many of their life situations—the good and the bad.At one particular time the buzz around town concerned… Continue Reading

Memories of St. Michael’s Academy

Memories of St. Michael’s Academy by Joan Cripps with reunion notes from Anne Kane Class of 59 and grade 2 classmates As a child of six starting to school at St. Michaels’s Academy I remember being awed by the “big place” and those people dressed in black with a white band across their forehead. I soon… Continue Reading