You know how wonderful Canadian banks are. They didn't fail when others did, and didn't need to be bailed out.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
It's not just that the Harper government is entering the realm of the ridiculous, but that the divided opposition can do little to threaten it despite commanding two-thirds of the Canadian electorate.
For those of us who live far away from the Gulf of Mexico, the oily videos and doomsaying headlines are getting to be a bit wearying and are drifting to the back of the news.
The industry is a zoo. Fishermen, notoriously independent, have no organization. They blame buyers for manipulating prices, who in turn compete among themselves in a cut-throat game.
When the Gulf of Mexico oil rig blew, there was probably not a fisherman or fish plant operator in western Nova Scotia who didn't have the same cold flash.
Ralph Surette was fed up waiting for solar energy to show up, so he made his own. Read on to learn how you can do it too.
The Nova Scotia government is about to release a plan to go forward with replacing the troubled Victoria General hospital in Halifax. Ralph Surette has some words of advice.
Now that Albertans are getting on pogey as the oil economy has collapsed, you'd think we'd at least be spared the lectures about how economically virtuous Albertans are compared to Maritimers.
In the midst of a labour dispute, the good news is the Chronicle Herald is a rare "independent" and thus far better placed than most to do what a newspaper is supposed to do in a democratic society.
We in the media, who report and comment on the world, are not so good at reporting and commenting on ourselves. But here goes.