Book Release: "The Smeltddog Man" by Frank Mac Donald

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Inverness Countty Writers

Introducing Frank's new novel

The Smeltddog Man

Thursday, November 7, 7-9 p.m.

Free Will Donation

Contact: Mike Hunter 902.345.0799


It’s Illegal And A Felony To Leave Dogs Outside In Extreme Cold Or Heat

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This is in Pennsylvania, where the Amish and others run horrendous puppy mills:

Dogs are finally getting the protection they deserve. At least in one state. Signed into law this year in Pennsylvania, House Bill 1238 (better known as Libre’s Law) makes it a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in the cold.

Libre’s Law passed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on June 29, 2017 at the State Capitol, and it imposes more severe penalties on those convicted of certain types of animal cruelty. Libre’s Law is named after an abused puppy found in Lancaster County in 2016. If you are charged with violating one or more various aspects of this law, you may find yourself in significant legal trouble.

The law specifically states that dogs cannot be left outside in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius)or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) for more than 30 minutes at a time.

Any resident breaking this law can face felony animal cruelty charges of up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

As it should be, leaving a dog outside in the cold for too long is now considered neglect and abuse in the eyes of the law. With winter just around the corner, residents are being encouraged to call 911 immediately if they see any animals being mistreated.

Hopefully this prompts more states to step up and do the right thing by putting this law into effect.

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RIP Sibylle Buschmann

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If you have ever attended a Farmers Market in Eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island you may have met a very pleasant lady with striking blue eyes who sold "A1 Cape Breton Sausages" and always had a kind word and a cheerful smile for everyone.

Her name was Sibylle Buschmann; she was born Dec. 15, 1959, in Hamburg, Germany and joined her husband Peter here in Canada in 2005. She had many skills including baking, office management, accounting and farming. Unfortunately, Sybille lost her hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, October 14th in the Strait Richmond Hospital, surrounded by her husband Peter, dear friends, Maia Landriault and Jeana Wyre MacRae, who gave her the finest care and love.

Sibylles' family included her mother, Irmgard, sister, Maike, brother, Dirk, daughter, Jaqueline Friedrich and son, Mario Friedrich, as well as step-children, Alexander and Tanja Buschmann. Together they have 7 grandchildren, Justin, Marvin, Lisa, Jamie, Mia , Sophie and Marie.

Sibylles' wake will be held in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on Friday October 26th from 5 to 7:30 p.mm followed by a short memorial service by family friend the Rev'd Louis Ihaaz. Family flowers only please. All are welcome.

Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family atwww.haverstocks.com
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Challenges To And Solutions For The Aging Gardener

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The Antigonish Garden is full of great people. Get to know them and take advantage of their knowledge and presentations. You won't regret it.

Put 7:00 16 October 2018 on your calendar.


Sugar Maple Seedlings

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A friend is giving away Sugar Maple saplings.

They are quite small and easy to plant.

Remember to remove the mesh sleeve over the root ball and spread the roots in all directions as much as possible when planting. Then water - water - water.

In years to come they will provide glorious colour in the fall and will produce the best sap for maple syrup in early spring.

Get in touch with me if you would like to have some. He has 200 saplings.


A Texas yard sign depicted a GOP elephant with its trunk up a girl’s skirt. Police seized it.

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At some point during Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s testimony last week, Marion Stanford grabbed a piece of wooden paneling, some paint and the $5 brushes she had purchased awhile back.

She brought the items back to her living room, where she had been glued to the television watching the drama unfold in the Senate that day.

She had heard Christine Blasey Ford tell senators that Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, was the boy who sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, when they were both in high school. And as she listened to Kavanaugh’s forceful denial and defense of himself, Stanford began to paint.

She drew an elephant, the Republican symbol, in red, white and blue — with its trunk climbing up the skirt of a little blond girl in pink. Her eyes are wide open, and so is her mouth. The word “HELP!” is right next to her face. On the opposite side of the paneling, she painted the words, “YOUR VOTE MATTERS,” in the same shade of pink.

“It is pornography, and you can’t display it,” Stanford recalled the police officer saying. She was given a few choices, she said: Take the sign down, refuse and get arrested, or let police confiscate it. She said she chose the last option. - Excerpted from the Washington Post

The Republican political party has catapulted the culture and women's basic human rights back several centuries. It's as if the men and a few women responsible for putting sexual assailant and out-of-control drunkard Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court think this is the best women deserve.

It's astonishing that the most powerful country in the world is now being run by misogynist, cruel, women-hating, privileged, self-aggrandizing, treasonous jerks. I can understand the men but the women who support Kavanaugh? I feel as though I have been dropped into an alternative universe in a sci-fi-horror novel, rather like how I felt on September 11, 2001.

I've lost count of all the ways they have damaged the U.S. in the two years they have been in control. What's most incredulous is all the people - especially women! - who think this is all ok. Is there a demonic wizard behind the screen pulling levers to make this craziness happen?

This woman's sign is not partisan politics. This is an attempt to salvage the well-being of the country and the people in it.

Welcome to the 2nd Dark Ages.

Click on the link below to read the entire WP article.
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Welcome, October

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