Wednesday, February 19, 2020
LITTLE ANSE: Despite having doors slammed in its face for more than a decade, a local group will continue trying to fix an aging breakwater that no longer protects the community. Constructed in 1948, the breakwater in Little Anse has...
By: Marjorie Simmins ISLE MADAME: It all started with giving up television for a year. In 1991, when Isle Madame-based sisters Myra and Eliza Hyland were 11 and five years old respectively, their father, Frederick Hyland said he’d give them each...
ANTIGONISH: Mental health services at a local university received a boost last week. On January 17, Bell’s Let’s Talk Community Fund donated $20,000 for mental health initiatives at StFX University, including support training of an additional Mental Health First Aid...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait area now has a permanent resource available to survivors of sexual abuse. The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre now offers a permanent sexualized trauma therapy program in the region and the Strait Area Women’s Place (SAWP) in...
ANTIGONISH: It was an evening of learning about education and what it means to people. Last week, StFX’s Schwartz auditorium played host to “Hope and Education: Four Perspectives on the Power and Potential of Education,” the first installment of the...
ANTIGONISH: Federal and provincial officials were on hand for an information session on immigration programs. Last week, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration offered an information session detailing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and other immigration opportunities. The event took place...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local charity is partnering with schools and surrounding businesses to help feed children in the Strait area. On January 11, the Food4Children Society received a donation of 1,000 pounds of apples from Nova Scotia produce co-operative Scotian...
CREIGNISH: A much loved clergyman is stepping down. After 66 years of dedicated service, Father Hughie D. MacDonald, who recently turned 93, made the decision to retire. “I feel fine but I think I’m not quite as mobile as I used...
WHYCOCOMAGH: A local First Nation’s community received an economic boost from the federal government. Last week, the federal government announced $545,000 in non-repayable contributions for two projects at Waycobah First Nation. The projects involve expanding the local steelhead trout growing...
ANTIGONISH: A local university was one of the stops for a religious relic making a journey across the country. The arm of St. Francis Xavier is making stops in Canada as part of a pilgrimage organized by the Archdiocese of...


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