Monday, November 20, 2017


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...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Over 117 people attended a surprise birthday celebration on October 7 for a well-known local carpenter and woodworker. Mark Boudreau of Port Hawkesbury will celebrate his 80th birthday on November 13. Originally from Petit de Grat, Boudreau studied...
ANTIGONISH: It was a powerful talk from a powerful person. Artist, activist, Order of Canada recipient, and Sesame Street alum Buffy Sainte Marie gave a rousing talk titled “Power in the Blood, Justice in the Soul” at StFX University’s Schwartz...
STRAIT AREA: A representative from Nova Scotia Power (NSP) said the installation of towers for a new transmission line is on schedule. Tiffany Chase, a communications advisor with NSP said the project is still slated to be completed by the...
PORT ROYAL: An aging bridge serving three communities on Isle Madame is under a weight restriction as the province continues to monitor its condition. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Eastern District bridge engineer, Chasta Boudreau explained that a...
ARICHAT: Volunteers with the Catholic church here are confident they can undertake the repairs and raise the money needed to keep the historic building operating. Odilon Boudreau, with the Friends of Our Lady of Assomption, said volunteers Gerry Samson and...
HALIFAX: Authorities are satisfied that the humpback whales spotted recently near the Canso Causeway are not in distress. The Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) responded this week to reports of whales swimming...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Local entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a live panel of judges last Thursday night, and three were selected to move on the final round of judging on November 23. Thursday’s event was the second round of judging...
PETIT DE GRAT: Although it looks much different these days, those overseeing the renovation project at a local church are very pleased with the results. Earlier this month, HBJ Contractors removed the steeple, cross and bell from St. Joseph’s Church...
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