Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #68

May 2015 Editorial Dear friends, The following article about Sackville’s first frame house, researched and written by Paul Bogaard, is probably best described as a case of investigative reporting. I think that the CBC would be proud to include this fascinating story into one of its detailed investigative reports. History does not always sit there,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #67

April 2015 Editorial Dear friends, Nature gives but also takes back. As a boy growing up in Edmundston, my grandmother used to fill me with stories of grandfather fishing the Two-Mile Brook near our house on the edge of town. Consequently, I spent many hours along that little brook for a “trout-feed” for granny to… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #66

February 2015 Editorial Dear friends, This issue of the newsletter deals with the Golden Age of Sail that extended from circa 1850 to the early 1900s. The Tantramar area was at the heart of this noteworthy period. Shipbuilding at the Boultenhouse and Purdy shipyards in Sackville and Westcock was a major industry during the Golden… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #65

December 2014 Editorial Dear friends, In today’s world, we are entertained (on a daily basis for many) by television, radio, Netflix and whatever the Internet can bring to our computer desktops. We are not often left wanting for entertainment. But in the 1880s, following long days of hard work, where could interesting and stimulating entertainment… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #64

November, 2014 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, On the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month each year we remember those who fought and died so that we may enjoy the freedom we too often take for granted. And in this issue of your newsletter on this day and throughout this… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #63

May 2014 Editorial Dear friends, The process of preparing this newsletter is one of constant discovery. One of our major goals has always been to discover and learn about people and places in Tantramar’s history. And this is one of those times. Read the most interesting article by Phyllis Stopps about Sackville citizen and businessman… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #62

January 2014 Editorial Dear friends, History is about people: people who write history and people who make history. One of our distinguished members, Mr. Daniel Lund, passed away last November. Daniel was one of those people who worked diligently to protect our local history. Al Smith and Paul Bogaard, in their article on Remembering Daniel,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #61

October 2013 Editorial Dear friends, In the course of our daily lives, we always lose something. These things may mean little to us at the time. But when these same items are found three centuries later, they take on a very different meaning! And so it was with Colin MacKinnon when he found a rusty… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #60

May, 2013 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, As I began preparations for this newsletter, it was (and still is!) wonderful to ponder that we have already reached the 60th issue of The White Fence. As the old saying goes: how time flies when you’re having fun! It is certainly very fitting here. We are… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #59

February 2013 Editorial More love letters and a special move Only in Canada Dear friends, I am in the midst of an editor’s dilemma! I have too much information to pass along to you and, therefore, suffer the accompanying fear of running out of space! So this editorial, by necessity, will be short. We continue… Continue reading…