Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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...
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...
ST. PETER’S: After 24 years at the home of its originator, Marion MacLeod-Stone, the Glad Tidings Christmas Shop has headed up the road to share space with one of the village’s newest businesses. Diddle’s Café and Bakery, which opened in...
TROY: Offering consumers an alternative to box store inventory is a recently opened store just a few minutes down Route 19 from the Canso Causeway. Needful Things Antiques, Collectables and Pawn is now open for business. “The ‘pawn’ part I’m...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Town of Port Hawkesbury is preparing to welcome several new businesses to the community in the near future. At a public hearing on May 1, Port Hawkesbury Town Council voted to rezone a property at 100 Reeves...
OTTAWA: An Isle Madame native gained national acclaim for her role as an educator. Denise Gotell, originally from Arichat, was recently named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for her work at St. Thomas More School in Ottawa. She was one of...
PORT HAWKESBURY: After working for 18 years as the head cook and manager of  The Rusty Anchor  in Pleasant Bay, Marcella Timmons is looking to offer the people of Port Hawkesbury and surrounding areas a new option when it...
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...
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...
POTLOTEK: A local student is receiving praise for her quick thinking in helping keep a fellow student safe. On March 10, East Richmond Education Centre student Zophia Nicholas helped stop her friend Amaya Johnson from choking in the classroom. “I was...
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