Christmas dinner coming together

Christmas dinner coming together

Updated on December 19, 2014 - AMHERST – This year’s Amherst Community Christmas Dinner is shaping up to the largest yet.


Special weather statement in effect

Updated at 06:17 - AMHERST – Environment Canada is warning it will be a green Christmas this year, and areas close to the shore will want to be mindful of the tides..

Christmas Spirit Week wraps up at PRHS

Updated on December 19, 2014 - PARRSBORO – Friday was more than just the last day before Christmas break at Parrsboro Regional High School. It was also the...

Hunter retires as head of GOVRC

Updated on December 19, 2014 - SPRINGHILL – There were few noticeable tears on Joanne Hunter’s last day as executive director of the GOVRC on Friday, and it was...

Santa’s sleigh will likely need wheels

Updated on December 19, 2014 - AMHERST – Continued mild temperatures and rain in the forecast for early next week should throw a damper on those hoping for a...



Accused Ponzi mastermind won’t be spending holidays behind bars

Updated on December 19, 2014 - WINDSOR - A former Windsor-based businessman believed to be the mastermind of an alleged Ponzi scheme said to have cheated 179 investors out of more than $4 million will be home for the holidays for the first time in a long time..

NS Power warning of telephone scam

Updated on December 19, 2014 - TC MEDIA – Nova Scotia Power is warning customers about a telephone scam in which a caller poses as a representative of the company...



Amherst edges Parrsboro in first game of mini-tourney

Updated on December 20, 2014 - AMHERST – The Amherst Regional High School JV Vikings basketball team beat the Parrsboro High School Warriors 63-57 Friday afternoon during the opening game of the Amherst Junior Vikings mini-tournament..


Blues host Pirates Friday night

Updated on December 18, 2014 - SPRINGHILL – The Cumberland County Blues play their last Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game of 2014 Friday night at the Richard...

Blues capsize Pirates Photo

Updated on December 19, 2014 - SPRINGHILL – The Cumberland County Blues finished 2014 with a bang by beating the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates 5-2 during Nova...



A child’s Christmas in Wales

Updated on December 19, 2014 - Dylan Thomas was a famous Welsh poet who died in 1953 at the age of 39. The year before he died he wrote a piece for radio, called “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, which became one of his most popular works..

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Updated on December 19, 2014 - Every Christmas tree tells a story. At least, it does at my house. It seems each tree that has been dragged through the door,...

Christmas memories

Updated on December 19, 2014 - A Christmas memory that emerges at this time of year is the Midnight Mass celebrated in the old St. Charles church many years ago....

Grammie’s greatest gift

Updated on December 19, 2014 - The idea I had about eating disorders was that you look in the mirror at your emaciated body and still see too much fat. Well, that...



Chalets almost ready

Updated on December 15, 2014 - SCOTSBURN – From high atop Fitzpatrick Mountain, the view from the Smith Rock Chalets is as constant as it ever was.

Year-end tax tips

Updated on December 12, 2014 - As year end approaches, here’s some  year-end tax tips you may wish to keep in mind as we enter the final weeks of 2014 ...



Middle ground missed in Wentworth dispute

Updated on December 19, 2014 - The decision by the principal of Wentworth Elementary to ban a parent from her daughter’s first Christmas concert for using inappropriate language at a home and school meeting is just more gasoline on an already simmering fire in the community over....

Remembering Christmas 1963

Updated on December 19, 2014 - In December of 1963 I was living in Alberta, at RCAF Base Penhold, near Red Deer. I had completed a basic induction course at RCAF...

The big gamble

Updated on December 19, 2014 - The Charlottetown horses are out running in the night. Not fast: there are no track lights on. You can hear the rhythmic clop of...

Memories of Santa Claus

Updated on December 19, 2014 - It is a wonder-full experience when the Santa you see before you is the real one. In Amherst, just before Christmas, on the roof of...



Holy Family CWL hosts Christmas banquet

Updated on December 19, 2014 - President Sharon Fairfax welcomed 90 members and guests to our Christmas banquet. Father Driscoll said grace and a delicious turkey dinner served by Janey Allen and staff was served and thanked by Francine Robichaud..


Broken Christmas records

Updated on December 19, 2014 - Well...I guess I should be honoured to be writing the last Viewpoint before Christmas.  But really what is left for me to...