Friday, June 22, 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...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Surrounded by the glowing candles of over 70 friends and supporters on a chilly Saturday evening on Reeves Street, SAERC student Mackenzie Chisholm recalled her mother’s struggle with depression and the impact this reality has had on...
PORT HOOD: Anyone visiting Port Hood these days is likely to notice hammers swinging as local businesses have taken advantage of a funding program that looks to make sure the coastal community is a prettier place. The Port Hood facade...
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...
ANTIGONISH: A local banquet featured one of the country’s most well known advocates for mental health. The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) Antigonish hosted the third annual Antigonish Business Ability Banquet on November 10. The guest speaker for the...
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...
AULD’S COVE: Participants in a series of Canada Day protests whose sits included the mainland side of the Canso Causeway are pleased with the response they received from passing motorists and vowing to continue their efforts. The national aboriginal organization...
INVERNESS COUNTY: It’s a tale of two rings and two very different opinions. “I can’t tell you how many times customers have come up to me and said, ‘do you realize that someone else is selling Cape Breton rings at...
MABOU: A group of local shellfish producers is working on a plan to help maintain the Mabou Harbour ecosystem. Local producers are working with the Mabou Sailing and Boating Club, the Mabou Watershed Committee and the Mabou and District Community...
LOUISDALE: Over the last six weeks, students in Career Development 10 and Production Technology 10/11 made items for the Richmond Education Centre/Academy Christmas Craft Fair on December 5. “Many of the students are enrolled in the O2 program, but...
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