Tuesday, November 21, 2017


PORT HAWKESBURY: Local entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a live panel of judges last Thursday night, and three were selected to move on the final round of judging on November 23. Thursday’s event was the second round of judging...
PETIT DE GRAT: Although it looks much different these days, those overseeing the renovation project at a local church are very pleased with the results. Earlier this month, HBJ Contractors removed the steeple, cross and bell from St. Joseph’s Church...
MABOU: The members of “100 Women Who Care Rural Cape Breton” came together last week to offer three local charitable groups the chance to receive a significant helping hand. The Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation ended up the big...
CAP AUGUET: The largest modern fishing boat ever manufactured on Isle Madame has hit the water. Earlier this month, father and son duo Adolphe and Shawn Boudreau completed construction on the fishing vessel All Segments, which was purchased by the...
INVERNESS: The establishment of the Charles and Christina Jamieson Memorial Bursary Fund was announced last Thursday at the Inverness Education Centre/Academy. “We are very, very proud of our family,” said Alex McKinnon, grandson of the late Charles and Christina Jamieson. McKinnon...
ANTIGONISH: The federal employment minister was in town last week to discuss youth employment. On October 12, StFX University hosted a youth town hall with Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Also sitting in was Central Nova...
PORT HOOD: Stories that, years ago, wouldn’t dared be told publically were offered with good humour last Tuesday at the Chestico Museum. “Moon shining and making bull beer were things that happened in our community,” said John Gillies, one of...
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...
ANTIGONISH: It’s a big boost for the community and two community groups. Last week, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced $625,000 in funding to help renovate the former National Philatelic Centre building, which is shared by the Canadian Association of...
ARICHAT: The Canadian Coast Guard now has community support to replace another lighthouse in the area. During a public meeting on October 3 in Arichat, residents approved a proposal, endorsed by the Isle Madame Lighthouse Preservation Society, for the Coast...
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