Thursday, November 16, 2017


PORT HAWKESBURY: Following November’s regular council meeting, Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton says the Destination Reeves Street project is progressing according to schedule. “We’re on track. I mean, obviously we wanted it funded the day after we put the proposal...
MULGRAVE: The town’s new Chief Administrative Office (CAO) is a familiar face in Strait area municipal politics. Last week’s regular monthly meeting of Mulgrave Town Council was Jim Davis’ first as CAO for the town. Davis, who previously served as...
ARICHAT: A group established to revive a former Anglican church has big plans. The Friends of St. John’s Arichat Society purchased the 122-year-old church this past summer after it was closed in 2014 by the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A Sydney-based group is looking for support from the town to deal with a steeply declining population. New Dawn Enterprises wants to develop a regional immigration strategy aimed at attracting and retaining newcomers to Cape Breton. At Port...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local group is reaching out to the community for help in supporting young children and families. Over the past year, Raising the Villages - Mawiomi W’Jit Mijuwajijk (Mi’kmaq for “gathering for our children”) has asked for input...
HALIFAX: St. Martha’s Regional Hospital is among the health care facilities which will receive funding under a new provincial opioid treatment program The province announced it will invest $800,000 this year to create 470 new spots in the program. The...
ANTIGONISH: Police located the remains of two men from Antigonish County last week following separate incidents. At 11:54 p.m. on November 7, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a missing person call at Ballantynes Cove Wharf Road. The caller reported a...
HALIFAX: Four heroes were honoured with a Medal of Bravery at a ceremony held today at Province House in Halifax. The Medal of Bravery is awarded each year to people who have risked their life protecting the life or property...
PORT HAWKESBURY: At their Annual Organizational Meeting on November 1, the Strait regional school board (SRSB) elected new leadership for the upcoming year. Jamie Samson has been selected as the new chair of the SRSB, and Richelle MacLaughlin will serve...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait regional school board (SRSB) has taken the first steps towards a Skilled Trades Centre at Richmond Education Centre/Academy in Louisdale. The School Steering Team (SST) for the project met for the first time in October, and...
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