PORT HAWKESBURY: A community think tank hosted a discussion last week and released recommendations on ways to bring more affordable housing to the Strait area. The Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Municipality of the County of Richmond partnered with...
INVERNESS: Due to the efforts of the Inverness Development Agency (IDA) and the Inverness County Accessibility Committee, those with mobility issues now have the opportunity to put beach days to good use.     On July 23, several hundred people visited...
HALIFAX: The province is moving forward with coastal protection legislation. On March 12, Environment Minister Margaret Miller introduced a new Coastal Protection Act that will ensure clear province-wide rules for what can and cannot be done on Nova Scotia’s vulnerable...
ANTIGONISH: Community partners received federal funding for a project trying to end gender-based violence. On October 13, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced $395,000 in federal funding for the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association (AWRCSASA). Fraser...
PORT HAWKESBURY: It’s a pooch’s paradise. A new business catering to Strait area canines officially opened at 98 Reeves Street on October 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and according to the dog-loving owner, opening That Dog Place Inc. has...
INVERNESS: Four tourism-related projects in the Strait area will receive funding for upgrades to help improve the visitor experience in the region. On Saturday in Inverness, Cape Breton–Canso MP Rodger Cuzner announced the Government of Canada will be investing over...
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...
ST. PETER’S: The final round of upgrades to the two-lane highway connecting St. Peter’s to Sydney should wrap up later this year, with two levels of government committing a combined $6.52 million towards the remaining 6.2 kilometres of the...
MULGRAVE: Council is seeking legal advice in regards to the town’s water treatment facility. Following last week’s regular monthly meeting of council for the Town of Mulgrave, Mayor Ralph Hadley said the town looking at taking legal action in hopes...
CREIGNISH: As a teenager, the younger version of Hugh MacDonald contemplated a career in the RCMP because, in his words, it would allow him to “get the pretty girls and wear the fancy uniform.”   Today, as he wraps up his...
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