Friday, September 22, 2017


ANTIGONISH: A pair of research projects got a boost from the federal government last week. StFX University received over $200,000 in funding for labs and equipment last week. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced $156,730 in funding for a pair...
ANTIGONISH: Antigonish Town Council wants to know what people think of the area’s business community and how to make it better. Steve Scannell, special projects coordinator for the town, said council has been working closely with the Downtown Business Association...
CAPE JACK: District 9 has a new representative. Neil Corbett defeated and Danny MacEachern during the special election to determine the new District 9 representative on council for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish. The unofficial results for August...
STRAIT AREA: Caring for a dog can be challenging for many older adults, but some local seniors, and dogs, are receiving a helping hand. “We really support seniors who typically live at home with a dog and have either financial...
PORT HAWKESBURY: As part of his report to the latest regular monthly meeting of the Strait regional school board (SRSB), the board’s superintendent of schools provided an update on the SRSB’s latest responses to directives from Nova Scotia’s Auditor-General. Ford...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Concern with regards to new formats for math and literacy assessments frequently arose during the Strait regional school board’s (SRSB) latest public meeting. The SRSB’s superintendent of schools, Ford Rice, presented the 40 official recommendations from the province-wide...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Organizers of a wide-ranging initiative to develop toddler-friendly spaces throughout Inverness and Victoria Counties and the Town of Port Hawkesbury are enlisting the Strait regional school board (SRSB) to help local children get off on the right...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Yard sales, flea markets and similar activities are no longer permitted at a property located near the westernmost portions of Reeves Street, with safety concerns arising in discussions between town officials, the property owners, police and local...

Helping Rwanda

ANTIGONISH: Some local helpers need your assistance. A volunteer organization out of Antigonish called A Partnership in Caring Society (APICS) is looking to bring aid to Rwanda next February as part of the group’s annual aid visit. Established in 2010,...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Some pretty clever minds are now under one roof. “What we have here is a one-stop shop for businesses, whether they’re looking to start up, to grow, whether they need advise in facing challenges,” said Amanda Mombourquette, the...
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