Tuesday, December 12, 2017


PORT ROYAL: An aging bridge serving three communities on Isle Madame is under a weight restriction as the province continues to monitor its condition. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Eastern District bridge engineer, Chasta Boudreau explained that a...
ARICHAT: Volunteers with the Catholic church here are confident they can undertake the repairs and raise the money needed to keep the historic building operating. Odilon Boudreau, with the Friends of Our Lady of Assomption, said volunteers Gerry Samson and...
HALIFAX: Authorities are satisfied that the humpback whales spotted recently near the Canso Causeway are not in distress. The Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) responded this week to reports of whales swimming...
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...
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