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A Peak Moment at Rideau Hall

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 | 0 comments

The gold-draped ballroom of Rideau Hall, Ottawa. The residence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada. Forty-four Canadians are being honoured by appointment to the Order of Canada. An official is reading out a citation:   "Silver Donald Cameron's prose is powerful, thoughtful and brave. Over the course of...

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Salmon Wars, New Interviews, and an Unexpected Honour

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 | 0 comments

Our first full-length documentary, Salmon Wars. A new Green Interview. And the Order of Canada for your humble scribe here. It's been busy, friends. And wonderful. You haven't heard much from The Green Interview over the last few weeks, which I regret. But we've been having an exciting time around here — and unfortunately, communication has...

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John Harry Boudreau, 1947-2012

Posted on May 18, 2012 | 0 comments

John Boudreau died on Wednesday — one of the most remarkable leaders I've ever known. In his professional life he was a teacher and guidance counsellor; in his private life he was an astonishingly gifted community animator and organizer as well as being a devoted family man. At the time of his death he was Warden of Richmond County. I had the privilege of...

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Lloyd Bourinot’s Petit de Grat song

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 | 0 comments

I had hoped that someone would sing this yesterday at Lloyd's memorial service. Here are the words, from memory. I wonder if anyone has an "official" copy? LLOYD BOURINOT'S PETIT DE GRAT SONG The spring of 1961 I thought I'd go to sea, With Sam Rideout, skipper of the old Red Diamond III, Down the Strait of Canso till Green Island hove in...

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Lloyd Bourinot: Farewell, and Fair Winds

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 | 0 comments

While travellin' down to Isle Madame you'll find the sea is mighty ca'm Cause a dirty oil slick's holdin' down the foam; But Ottawa don't seem to care 'bout the Bunker C that's lyin' there In that little oil-ringed island we call home. In 1970, the tanker Arrow impaled itself on Cerberus Rock, just off the coast of Isle Madame,...

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The Most Glorious Beach in the World (1998)

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 | 0 comments

"My favourite beach?" asks Dr. Miles O. Hayes of Columbia, South Carolina. "There's no doubt that the most beautiful beaches in the world are the beaches in South Carolina. You should go to Kiawah Island. Beautiful clean white sandy beaches."    Amused by his own boosterism, Hayes laughs heartily. He is an internationally recognized...

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The Power of Speech: The Efficiency Nova Scotia tour

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 | 0 comments

My speaking tour for Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation is entering the homestretch — and it's been a great success.  Before Christmas, the tour visited Truro, Stellarton and Sydney; in January we were in Amherst, Caledonia, Bridgewater and Wolfville. Still to come are Yarmouth on February 1 (at the Yarmouth Arts Council theatre, 76 Parade Street) ,...

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Troubles, Trips and Triumphs

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 | 1 comment

It’s been a daft little period for me — computer troubles, new opportunities and far too much travel. And alas, you can see the evidence here on the Green Interview site. But better things are coming.  We are winning, you know. There are tens of millions of us around the world, and we are the future. The Occupy movement is the visible green shoot,...

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Bhutan! Our First Special Presentation (with notes on newspaper managers’ decisions, the joys of home care, and other matters)

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 | 0 comments

But first: Bhutan! Nearly 40 years ago, the Fourth Dragon King of Bhutan famously declared to a visiting journalist that Gross National Product was not as important as Gross National Happiness. At the time, Bhutan was a feudal monarchy without highways, hospitals, a postal system or a national currency. Over the intervening years, the country has acquired all those...

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The End of My Sunday Column

Posted on May 1, 2011 | 3 comments

In 1998, when the Halifax Chronicle-Herald invited me to contribute a weekly column to their new Sunday edition, I wrote a simple one-page contract that said, essentially, that the Sunday Herald would publish my columns before anyone else, and that I would retain all other rights to the works. And thus began a happy association between me and the paper – and...

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Five Favourite Beaches in Cape Breton

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 | 1 comment

It’s fun to go online and find your opinions being debated by others. A few years ago, being considered something of an expert on beaches beause of my The Living Beach project (which took the form of a book, a video, a magazine piece, a TV show, etc.) I was asked to name my five favourite Nova Scotia beaches. Nova Scotia? I said. Heavens, I can name five...

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The New Silver Donald Cameron Website

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 | 0 comments

We’ve just finished – well, almost – a major overhaul of my own web site, www.silverdonaldcameron.ca. A few things are still missing, like some introductory text on the “Books” page, and a bit more detail (plus a photo) on the “Speaker” page, but overall I’m very pleased with it. The site had become very cluttered and...

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Love that iPhone! – Sunday column, February 6, 2011

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 | 0 comments

SUNDAY HERALD COLUMN – February 6, 2011 [HH1106] LOVE THAT PHONE! by Silver Donald Cameron So here I am, trotting along on my treadmill – conceivably the most boring activity in the world – and I’m groovin’.  Erroll Garner’s piano, raging with joy, thunders out one of his greatest tracks, “Old Man River,” from his...

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The Lovenest

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 | 0 comments

"Silver Donald Giving Up Lovenest" shrieked the headline in Frank magazine, our local scandal sheet in Nova Scotia. Wow! Hugh Hefner wannabe nabbed with Another Woman? Is Silver Donald a bigamist? Is the lady in question a married woman? Well, ahem. Well, yes,she is. Her name is Marjorie Simmins, and she is married to Silver Donald Cameron. The juicy story...

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