Monday, November 20, 2017


HALIFAX: Two streams near the southwest corner of Bras d’Or Lake were the classroom for a couple of days last summer for 20 Nova Scotia Community College students from the Strait Area Campus in Port Hawkesbury. They were working on...
ANTIGONISH: A new juice-making company received some early seed money. Clever Fruit Juice Limited, based out of Antigonish received $50,000 through the Innovacorp’s Spark Innovation Challenge. Peter MacNeil, president of Clever Fruit Juice, said Sean Sears, chair of Clever Fruit...
ST. PETER’S: Partners in life and business, Kate Fotheringham and Jim Chadwick recently celebrated the grand opening of Back on the Rack Consignment Boutique. The shop, located upstairs at 9941 Grenville Street in St. Peter’s, takes clothing and shoes on...
JUDIQUE: Today it is difficult for many people to imagine what it was like for families on the home front waiting for news during the First World War. For one local family, letters home preserve the story of three brothers...
PORT HOOD: Even now, 60 years after his final Mass at St. Peter’s Parish in Port Hood, the name of Father Donald MacPherson is likely to elicit a story – maybe even a smile — from folks in the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Local resident Stephen Long wanted to put some focus on Port Hawkesbury’s Veterans’ Memorial Park and did so using a video he made himself. Long said he started making videos after picking up a new camera. “I always liked...
TORONTO: The True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, which will provide essential programs for servicewomen, female Veterans and their families. Formerly of Antigonish, Captain Goddard was killed at age...
It is November in the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere and in the Mi’kmaw calendar that is “rivers starting to freeze time” (Keptekiwiku’s). Although we attempt to track Mi’kmaw months as our common months based on the Julian calendar, they are...
INVERNESS: A new business focusing on western Cape Breton is up and running. Owner Francis A. MacDonald launched his own small business, Cape West Media Solutions. The business went operational on October 1. After finishing a 20-year nursing career, MacDonald hopes...
ANTIGONISH: A local student’s interactive take on exploring mathematical concepts has gained her recognition at an annual conference in Fredericton. StFX student Katie MacEachern received a third place Research Award at this year’s Science Atlantic Math, Statistics, and Computer Science...
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