HALIFAX: A local community event was one of the winners of a provincial tourism award. On November 22, the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) recognized several businesses during the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence, as a part of...
WHYCOCOMAGH: Some of the newest residents of Inverness County introduced themselves to locals at The Farmer’s Daughter last Saturday. “Everyone’s fitting in well,” said Sandee MacLean, who runs the general store and bakery in Whycocomagh with her sister, Heather Coulombe. “When...
INVERNESS COUNTY: It’s a tale of two rings and two very different opinions. “I can’t tell you how many times customers have come up to me and said, ‘do you realize that someone else is selling Cape Breton rings at...
ARICHAT: A longtime Roman Catholic priest who devoted most of his life to community improvement across the Strait area was laid to rest this week. Fr. John Joseph “J.J.” MacDonald - whose 62 years in the priesthood saw him serving...
ANTIGONISH: It was an opportunity for everyone to learn. Following an invite from the community of Havre Boucher, Coady International Institute students visited the area to gain some practical experience as part of their Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) program. “ was...
ANTIGONISH: A former Prime Minister is praising StFX University’s commitment to aboriginal development while insisting that the federal government, and Canadians in general, must take the concerns and communities of indigenous Canadians seriously. Paul Martin, who held the country’s top...
AINSLIE GLEN: Christmas in Boston will be a little brighter this year due to a Cape Breton first. “Nova Scotia has been contributing a Christmas tree to the people of Boston for decades,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources. “It’s...
ANTIGONISH: It’s a success story on more than one level. Thanks in no small part to some international advertising from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who mentioned Antigonish’s Peace By Chocolate while at the United Nations, demand for the local treats...
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: The conservative estimate is that one in every six men has experienced sexual violence and, when statistics like that are considered, Wednesday’s forum on male victimization was a much-needed conversation. “It was a fabulous day,” said Robert Wright,...
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