Francis Campbell

Francis Campbell

Francis Campbell is an editor at the Chronicle Herald newspaper in Halifax, N.S.

Nobody goes there anymore … it’s too crowded.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. That old newsroom jest has been bandied about for years, especially when questioning a dubious article in a rival publication.

Groundhog Day is a 1993 movie featuring actor Bill Murray as a cynical television weatherman forced to live the same day over and over again.

By the time this scribbling reaches publication online and in print, our long summer journey will be more than half completed.

The Lord God called to the man and said, “Where are you?”

Gone prematurely, remembered always.

Rebecca Maureen (Becky) Beaton passed away early one mid-May morning after a gutsy 30-month battle with cancer. Becky was just 36 and I was proud to call her my niece for that seemingly brief period of time.

A time to search and a time to give up. 

Words are seldom minced from the pulpit of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax. A couple Sundays past was no different as pastor Rhonda Britton and the congregation tackled the recurring issue of racial discrimination. 

I only wish I had a chance to do that all over again.

HALIFAX – More than 465 years after his death, St. Francis Xavier’s missionary work has brought him to Canada.
Page 1 of 4