Wednesday, May 23, 2018


ANTIGONISH: The ground is broken and there is work to be done. On September 20, StFX University hosted the official sod turning for its soon-to-be Mulroney Hall and Xaverian Gardens. The $100 million project will include a new academic building...
ARICHAT: A monument to Isle Madame’s golden age of sail reached a significant milestone recently. Elected officials, current and former residents, and volunteers celebrated the 50th anniversary of LeNoir Forge Museum last Sunday afternoon in Arichat. The original forge was constructed...
ANTIGONISH: Canada would not be what it is today without him. This was one of the points made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his remarks at a celebration of the life of Allan J. MacEachen last Sunday. MacEachen passed...
ANTIGONISH: It was a ceremony of unity. On September 7, StFX University’s Dennis Hall hosted a ceremonial raising of the Mi’kmaq Flag, which will now permanently fly outside the office of the university’s president. University president Dr. Kent MacDonald called the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Feeling a little dressier is easier than ever now that Cutting Edge Studio has expanded to become Cutting Edge Studio and Boutique. “It’s good to have a variety,” said Ashley Taylor, owner of the newly-expanded business. “We have...
ANTIGONISH: He wants to light a fire under the youth of Canada. Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire took part in the recent “X Talks Life” event at StFX University. Dallaire was the headlining speaker during an evening when people shared their...
ANTIGONISH: “That’s an amazing feeling.” These were the words Tareq Hadhad used on September 9 when he and his family cut the ribbon on their new Peace By Chocolate factory. The moment represented a long journey and not only in...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Twenty-five years after a determined group of volunteers launched the first shelter for abused women between Sydney and New Glasgow, The Leeside Society is planning to mark this milestone with a full day of activities later this...
HALIFAX: A former local lighthouse is getting a replacement. Stephen Bornais, communications advisor with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said the Canadian Coast Guard determined the Jerseyman’s Island Lighthouse off Arichat was at the end of its life expectancy. However, a...
HALIFAX: With the preparatory phase of an independent review of Nova Scotia’s forest practices set to get under way this month, the provincial Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering few details as to the nature of this review’s...
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