Friday, June 22, 2018


PORT HOOD: Inverness Family Place executive director JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon and staff supervisor Mitch McNutt are asking council to provide funds to help set up a garden in the village of Inverness. “What we’d like to do is take a space...
EVANSTON: Supporters of the Strait-Richmond Hospital made their pitch to the community. During a meeting of the Strait-Richmond Healthcare Foundation on June 5 at the Riverdale Community Centre, the Shannon family confirmed their donation of $300,000 for the first phase...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local community organization wants to find out how well residents’ basic needs are being met in the Strait area. On June 4, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted a Vital Signs event at...
ANTIGONISH: A new palliative care unit at St Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish was officially opened last Friday. The renovation, which began in January, 2018, created a six-bed palliative care unit. “I think having an in-patient unit affords us the opportunity...
HAMILTON, ONTARIO: A local man is returning home to the east coast this week to pursue his goal of practicing family medicine. This month, Carl Marshall completed his medical degree at McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Marshall...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Over 2,300 people gathered at the Port Hawkesbury Airport to take in sights rarely seen in the local area – or the rest of the province, for that matter. “The feedback we’re getting on social media, as well...
ARICHAT: The 17-unit Clairestone Inn is now taking bookings and is planning an official opening some time in June. Owner Shauna Landry recalled that she finalized the purchase of the former L’Auberge Acadienne Inn in February. The founder of City...
PETIT DE GRAT: Former and current work colleagues, friends, fellow politicians, former constituents, and family members gathered to thank a former MLA and cabinet minister. On May 25, Centre La Picasse in Petit de Grat hosted a tribute dinner in...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait Area Transit (SAT) Co-operative’s annual general meeting took place last Thursday, and the main message out of the session is that the busing service is pretty much breaking even while creating jobs and getting people...
LOUISDALE: A pilot project is trying to use food and conversation to fight social isolation among senior citizens. The “Around the Dinner Table” pilot project was a concept outlined by the MIND-BODY-SPIRIT (MBS) Project to allow socially-isolated seniors to become...
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