HALIFAX: With the preparatory phase of an independent review of Nova Scotia’s forest practices set to get under way this month, the provincial Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering few details as to the nature of this review’s...
OTTAWA: An Isle Madame native gained national acclaim for her role as an educator. Denise Gotell, originally from Arichat, was recently named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for her work at St. Thomas More School in Ottawa. She was one of...
MABOU: The Inverness Hospital Auxiliary received more than $14,000 from the 100 Women Who Care Rural Cape Breton Chapter last week. On October 18, the local chapterhosted its second annual meeting at the Strathspey Performing Arts Centre in Mabou. Despite...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local community organization wants to find out how well residents’ basic needs are being met in the Strait area. On June 4, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted a Vital Signs event at...
HALIFAX: Strait area communities were among those receiving funding under a new provincial solar energy program. Last Friday, the province announced that more solar panels will be popping up in We’koqma’q through the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program. Mi’kmaw...
HAVRE BOUCHER: Local fishermen had the chance to bone up on some safety rules last week.  On March 21, the North of Smokey Fishermen’s Association hosted a town hall meeting at the Havre Boucher Community Centre. The fishermen’s group invited...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus has announced changes to its culinary program that will provide students with a pathway into the marine industry. Last week, the NSCC unveiled its new one-year Culinary Skills program....
ANTIGONISH: A year after receiving federal funding through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), a local project is aiming to ‘open any door’ in addressing homelessness throughout Antigonish and Guysborough counties. A Roof Over Your Head (AROYH), which currently operates as...
ARICHAT: The priest overseeing Isle Madame’s Roman Catholic parishes is “looking to the silver lining” in the early days of an effort to preserve Our Lady of Assomption (OLA) Church in Arichat, less than a month after warning a...
SYDNEY: Two ocean sunfish, known under the genus and species name mola mola, have washed up on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lake in the past month. The first was discovered on the East Bay sandbar in mid-November...
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