PASSAGES is the long-running newsletter for Brier Island, Long Island, and Digby Neck.

Founded by Andy Moir and Christine Callaghan, the first issue came out in February 1999, and has been faithfully published and assembled by dedicated volunteers every month since.

PASSAGES is published around the first of every month. You can buy a copy at any local store (provided they haven’t run out!), you can have a paper copy mailed to you, or you can subscribe to the full-colour .pdf version that gets delivered right to your inbox.

If you are interested in subscribing, please email us at The email version of Passages is $25 for a year (12 issues). You can pay by e-transfer or by cheque.

Click to read a sample copy of PASSAGES
Click to read a sample copy of PASSAGES!

To check out a sample of the online PASSAGES experience, just click the photo of the cover to the left of this text. This will open up a .pdf version of the full March 2019 issue.

If you would like to have a paper copy of PASSAGES mailed to you the old-fashioned way, again, please contact us at A paper subscription is $50 for a year mailed anywhere in Canada, and $75 CAD ($55 USD) mailed anywhere in the United States. If you pick up a paper copy at the store, the cost is $2.50 per issue.

If you would like to contribute an article, event, or photo to be included in PASSAGES, please send them to the editor at

A birthday, anniversary, or memorial message is $25 for a 1/4 page block.

If you would like to support our paper, then you can purchase an ad that will be featured on our Supporter pages.

To support PASSAGES as a personal supporter, you will receive a 3 cm x 6.5 cm placement in the supporter pages for $100 per year (12 issues).

If your business would like to support PASSAGES, you will receive a 5 cm x 6.5 cm ad for $125 per year (12 issues).

A one-time advertisement in PASSAGES is $25 for a 1/4 page ad.

To become a supporter or to place an advertisement, please contact

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 39, Freeport,
NS, B0V 1B0

Our phone number is (902)839-2675 – please leave a message.