My brother-in-law, Scott

My brother-in-law Scott, son to late Ernest and Hazel Falconer, was raised on Caribou Island. His home was on a farm that was situated along the south portion of Caribou Island. Their long driveway protruded through the woods and connected onto Caribou Island’s only dirt road. Scott calls to mind when the Caribou Island School...

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Wilbert Henderson …

I spent and hour or so visiting with Wilbert Henderson and his lovely wife Della at their home in Seafoam on January 26th in 2003. That afternoon was spent reflecting back in time to some of Wilbert’s past years and he had my undivided attention. Wilbert reflected back to past years when he and Donnie...

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Caribou Island lighthouse undergoing repairs

CARIBOU ISLAND — Stakeholders who want the Caribou Island lighthouse preserved were encouraged recently to learn that Fisheries and Oceans Canada personnel are repainting it. Laurie Poirier and Scott Fisher arrived on July 9 for a scheduled two-week project to repair and repaint the cement building’s exterior. Darla MacKeil, who represents District 3 that includes...

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Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but...

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Sunrise in Pictou

Caribou Island resident Ron MacCarthy took these stunning sunrise photos this morning at Brown’s Point in Pictou. The first, pictured above, shows the  sunrise over Pictou from Brown’s Point and the second photo, at the right, is looking to the far side of the Pictou causeway where it is shrouded in mist with the pulp...

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Lighting the way

CARIBOU ISLAND – The view from John and Nancy MacLeod’s summer home could not be any more spectacular. From the deck of their cosy wooden home you can enjoy the whisper of green grass bent with a stiff breeze blowing off the cool blue waters of the Northumberland Strait; a plethora of birds can be...

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Demo underway

Part of the Caribou Island Lighthouse is being demolished today. This picture of the demo was taken by Caribou Island resident Janice Cruikshank at 10:50 a.m. today.  The lighthouse tower will stay but the rest of the structure was in bad shape. A solar panel can be seen on the top railing of the tower...

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