Monday, June 18, 2018


PORT HAWKESBURY: The Town of Port Hawkesbury is preparing to welcome several new businesses to the community in the near future. At a public hearing on May 1, Port Hawkesbury Town Council voted to rezone a property at 100 Reeves...
PAQ’TNKEK: First Nations and municipal leaders came together last week for a historic celebration of friendship. A ceremony to mark the signing of a Friendship Accord between the Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and the Municipality and the County of Antigonish took...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Local residents put on their denim and took to the streets last Wednesday advocating for greater awareness of sexual violence. The Strait Area Women’s Place (SAWP) hosted its second annual Denim Day march on April 25 to support...
WAYCOBAH: A group of local young people brought their community together last month for a day of fun and games. Members of the Youth Eagle Program hosted a Community Gamers’ Lounge at the We’koqma’q Mikmaw School on April 14. “It started...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Last week, women in the Strait area had the chance to channel their inner “wonder women.” The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted a series of Wonder Women talks in four communities across the Strait area on...
PETIT DE GRAT: The Marine Research Centre at the Petit de Grat campus of Université Sainte-Anne hosted an open house on April 6. The event was aimed at the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and included information sessions where companies shared...
POTLOTEK: The community of Potlotek First Nation has lost a well-loved elder and tradition bearer this month. Lillian Beatrice Marshall, known as a strong advocate for Mi’kmaq language and culture, has passed away at the age of 83. “Lillian was a...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A program that that aims to help high school-age girls build confidence while exploring new careers celebrated its 20-year anniversary last week. On Friday, the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus hosted over 70 young women...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Port Hawkesbury’s Regional Occupation Centre (ROC) Society hosted a grand opening for its newly renovated and expanded facility. Diana Poirier, executive director of the ROC society, said the community and governmental support for the project has been phenomenal. “We’re...
ST. PETER’S: A Richmond County man has received a major honour in recognition of his service to his community. Richard Landry of St. Peter’s has been awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the office of the Governor General. The...
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