Train derailment cleaning up in progress

A crew was busy on Thursday cleaning up a derailment that occurred earlier this week in Stellarton. The left rail car partly derailed but remained upright, but two other rail cars turned on their side where the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway line runs behind properties along King Street. (Goodwin photo)...

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Newspapers, not steam engines

There’s no question about it, newspapers have been my life-long love affair. It’s a love affair that actually began before I was even old enough to go to school. It was 1943. I was just five years old, the war was still raging overseas and my grandfather on my mother’s side had just retired as...

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A curling bonspiel and a train wreck

After spending my first three months with The Chronicle Herald in Truro, learning the routines of running a news bureau, I became the paper’s Pictou County bureau chief two days before Christmas in 1959. It was a great Yuletide gift. My prime responsibilities were to cover any and all news happenings in the region –...

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