Wednesday, February 14, 2018


ANTIGONISH: Federal and provincial officials were on hand for an information session on immigration programs. Last week, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration offered an information session detailing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and other immigration opportunities. The event took place...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local charity is partnering with schools and surrounding businesses to help feed children in the Strait area. On January 11, the Food4Children Society received a donation of 1,000 pounds of apples from Nova Scotia produce co-operative Scotian...
CREIGNISH: A much loved clergyman is stepping down. After 66 years of dedicated service, Father Hughie D. MacDonald, who recently turned 93, made the decision to retire. “I feel fine but I think I’m not quite as mobile as I used...
WHYCOCOMAGH: A local First Nation’s community received an economic boost from the federal government. Last week, the federal government announced $545,000 in non-repayable contributions for two projects at Waycobah First Nation. The projects involve expanding the local steelhead trout growing...
ANTIGONISH: A local university was one of the stops for a religious relic making a journey across the country. The arm of St. Francis Xavier is making stops in Canada as part of a pilgrimage organized by the Archdiocese of...
CLYDESDALE: An 11-year-old in Antigonish County has gained a lot of experience caring for animals. Khelsea Welsh was nine years old when she received her first pet rabbit. Two years later, she tends a colony of 32. “I’d been begging for...
MARTINIQUE: A group affiliated with the Bahá’í Faith is on the verge of forming a local assembly. Every Friday, Magdalen Rose and Ray Miller host “salons” at their Martinique home where Bahá’ís and people from other religions meet to discuss...
ANTIGONISH: It’s been a busy year for local chocolate makers. On September 9, Tareq Hadhad and his family cut the ribbon on their Peace By Chocolate factory. Last week, Tareq said the factory runs 18-20 hours per day and they...
ST. PETER’S: Although it appeared a Christmas tradition had come to an end, a well-known business has received a new lease on life thanks to a local entrepreneur. St. Peter’s native Dillon Carter grew up visiting the Glad Tidings Christmas...
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...
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