Greetings once again from River Hebert. Condolences are sent out from Pat and Jim Heap to Theresa Comeau (MacEachern) of Ormocto, N.B. on the recent passing of her sister Barbara St. Peters.
Here are the results from the recent Cumberland South byelection that were first reported by amherstdaily.com: Jamie Baillie, PC, 3,262 votes; Kenny John Jackson, Liberal, 2,165 votes, and Scott McKee, NDP, 276 votes.
Congratulations to Baillie for not only winning the seat vacated by the Honourable Murray Scott, but for being officially confirmed as party leader of the PC party during its convention on Oct. 29-30; the Nova Scotia Legislature reconvened this past Thursday, Oct. 28.
I would also like to congratulate the other two candidates, who, along with Baillie, ran 100 per cent clean, issues-based, "high-road" campaigns that were free of hurtful personal attacks bordering on slander or libel. Webster's Dictionary defines "slander" as "the utterance in the presence of another person of a false statement or statements, damaging to a third person's character or reputation; usually distinguished from ‘libel' which is the when the aforementioned occurs in written form."
On Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m., I will have the honour of speaking in front of the membership of the Parrsboro legion branch no. 45 about my new book Beyond the Cenotaph. I will also be at the Joggins legion on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 6-9:30 p.m. selling and
personalizing copies of Beyond the Cenotaph.
The following weekend, I will be back in Parrsboro, selling copies of not only Beyond the Cenotaph, but a limited number of my Lord of the Land and History in Miniature books as well from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the Parrsboro Regional High School gymnasium during its annual Bizarre Christmas Bazaar in support of the PRHS Students' Council that is headed by PRHS teacher Phil Carter, students' council president Chris Colpitts and vice-president Dylan Hebb. Please come out and support a great cause while finding lots of neat crafts, jewellery, photographs, preserves, baked goods etc-something for everyone!
What's on in River Hebert and Joggins?
Beyond the Cenotaph book launch:
Where: River Hebert Branch Library
When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Joggins CWL Christmas Tea and Sale
On Sunday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Catholic Women's League (CWL) of Joggins will be holding its annual Christmas tea and sale at the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall in Joggins; there will be a baked goods table, craft table, white elephant table, grab bag table, fudge table, twonie table and I will also be on hand to sell copies of Lord of the Land, History in Miniature and Beyond the Cenotaph. Alma Mills will be in attendance, selling tickets on a Christmas angel and a ceramic snowball. The draw date is Saturday, Dec. 11 during mass.
Heritage Models Toy/Gift Bingo
On Monday, Nov. 8 at the River Hebert legion, Heritage Models Centre and Museum will be holding its annual toy/gift Bingo. The Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.: 14 regular games; six special games, one kids game and a jackpot of $150.
River Hebert CWL Christmas Tea and Sale
The River Hebert Catholic Women's League will be holding its annual Christmas tea and sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 inside of the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall. Lunch will be served for $4 and there will also be a baked, craft and a white elephant table.
Wing Night in Joggins
On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Joggins legion will once again be hosting its monthly wing night; more information to follow next week!
River Hebert Santa Claus Parade / Fairy Tale Christmas
Sunday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to take part in the parade can line up at the River Hebert High School at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. Everyone is welcome to join in to make our parade, organized by the River Hebert Village Commission, a success.