Category Archives: French government and politics

A nasty twist on the election

Yesterday (May 1) I wrote a short posting on the May 7th French presidential election (“Election efficiency”) and showed how campaign posters were displayed in the neighbouring village of Saint-Cybranet. Today, I’m sorry to say, I’m providing a look at … Continue reading

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Election efficiency

The French political scene is rarely covered in Radio Free Daglan, since (quite frankly) I know nothing about it that isn’t already covered in the mass media. However, I did mention the current presidential election in a posting of April 22, … Continue reading

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A dedication ceremony, in photos

As I wrote on Saturday, March 18, Daglan was to hold a ceremony on Sunday (March 19) to dedicate a peace monument. Here’s what I wrote: … taking place tomorrow, at the side of the village church, will be the inauguration … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s new office (at last)

In writing this post, I realize I am automatically disqualifying myself from the contest for “Best Blogger for Fast Coverage of Breaking News.” That’s because I’m writing about a project that dragged on for much of the year, culminating in a … Continue reading

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A terribly sad weekend

We were headed to bed fairly late on Friday, November 13, when my wife Jan decided to head upstairs to the computer and take a final look at the news online. And that’s when we learned about the horrors — … Continue reading

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Postcards from the front

Sorry for the delay, but a host of activities — including hosting our friend John from Toronto — has delayed my blogging for a few days. Still, I think it’s worthwhile to go back to last Tuesday,  November 11, and … Continue reading

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A Bastille Day breather

We are in the thick of Overload Season — that two-month period when tourists pour into the Greater Daglan Area, far-off friends come to visit, and people with holiday homes in the GDA arrive to spend a week or two … Continue reading

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Our new Mayor honours … our new Mayor

Sunday afternoon was sunny, beautiful and hot, and I was at home in Daglan for the weekend. It was a brief respite from the life I had led since April 30 in a clinic in Montfaucon, undergoing physiotherapy after back … Continue reading

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Polishing up our V-E Day ceremony

Yesterday was May 8th, or huit mai in French, and it’s a national holiday — marking Victory-in-Europe Day on May 8, 1945. Once again, our village of Daglan marked the day with a ceremony at the war memorial, right in … Continue reading

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The people have spoken: Daglan’s election

Like so many things in our village, politics bubbles along beneath the surface, generally hidden from public view. There are whispers, private meetings, nods and winks. But yesterday, for our municipal elections, the people spoke out clearly and dramatically. It … Continue reading

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