Tuesday, February 20, 2018


PORT HAWKESBURY: Last weekend the Town of Port Hawkesbury hosted the first in a series of events designed to get young girls moving while celebrating themselves and each other. Approximately 31 girls ranging in age from 11 to 14 took...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Nova Scotia Works-Island Employment Service Centre hosted a promotion for mental health and wellness services in the area on February 5. Dana Pettipas, a case manager with Island Employment, said her office organized the event to bring...
PORT HAWKESBURY: For the second year in a row, local students took part in a nationwide campaign to open a conversation around mental health. On January 31, the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus marked Bell Let’s Talk...
ANTIGONISH: A local town decided to fly a different flag for the first time ever. On February 1, the Town of Antigonish raised the African Nova Scotian flag at its offices. Organizers are flying the flag to kick-off African Heritage...
ANTIGONISH: A local university student received both praise and funding following a recent pitch competition. StFX entrepreneurship student Hannah Chisholm recently won the 100 Seeds Atlantic pitch competition and claimed the top prize of $10,000. Chisholm will use the money...
PORT HAWKESBURY: First Nations and municipal leaders, educators, health care workers, and citizens of all ages came together last week to develop a strategy for supporting children in their communities. Over 75 people took part in last Wednesday’s “Raising the...
By: Marjorie Simmins D’ESCOUSSE: Anyone who came or went from Cape Breton Island in the past 43 years passed under Everett Delorey’s office. The “King of Swing,” as friends call him, has operated the swing bridge at the Canso Canal from...
LOCHABER: People of all ages filled the Lochaber Community Centre on January 20 to say thank you to a long-serving community volunteer. Robert Inglis of North Lochaber was surrounded by family and friends as he was presented with a Senate...
LITTLE ANSE: Despite having doors slammed in its face for more than a decade, a local group will continue trying to fix an aging breakwater that no longer protects the community. Constructed in 1948, the breakwater in Little Anse has...
By: Marjorie Simmins ISLE MADAME: It all started with giving up television for a year. In 1991, when Isle Madame-based sisters Myra and Eliza Hyland were 11 and five years old respectively, their father, Frederick Hyland said he’d give them each...
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