Wednesday, January 16, 2019
PORT HAWKESBURY: After 54 years of public service and less than a week before his 80th birthday, former Port Hawkesbury Mayor Billy Joe MacLean gathered with a few hundred friends on November 19 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. The...
PORT HAWKESBURY: This month municipal and First Nations leaders from throughout Cape Breton will come together in Port Hawkesbury. On November 23 and 24, Port Hawkesbury will host the “2017 One Cape Breton: Future Forward Leaders’ Summit.” This will be...
ARICHAT: Three years after it officially ended its life as a house of worship, the former St. John’s Anglican Church building is now in the hands of a community group hoping to refurbish the structure as a performing arts...
STELLARTON: A contest for aspiring business leaders has expanded across the province and is now open to contestants in such areas as Guysborough and Antigonish counties for the first time. The Spark Innovation Challenge, which originated in Cape Breton in...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Over 117 people attended a surprise birthday celebration on October 7 for a well-known local carpenter and woodworker. Mark Boudreau of Port Hawkesbury will celebrate his 80th birthday on November 13. Originally from Petit de Grat, Boudreau studied...
AINSLIE GLEN: For the first time ever, Nova Scotia's Christmas gift to Boston is coming from Cape Breton – Inverness County, specifically. Part of the nice thing about that, said Bobby Morris, executive assistant to Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines,...
ST. PETER’S: An official opening ceremony was held last week for a new piece of infrastructure in the community. On November 16 in St. Peter’s, residents, government officials and elected representatives officially re-opened the new two-lane swing bridge at the...
MONASTERY: High school students from across the Strait area arrived here on November 17 for a day-long summit on increased awareness and discussion of mental health issues among young adults. Six schools within the Strait regional school board (SRSB) have...
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...
WHYCOCOMAGH: A Cape Breton business with a unique plan for recruiting new employees continues to draw interest from people around the world. In 2016, Heather Austin and her sister Sandee MacLean, co-owners of The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market, decided to...
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