Friday, January 19, 2018


ANTIGONISH: It was a ceremony of unity. On September 7, StFX University’s Dennis Hall hosted a ceremonial raising of the Mi’kmaq Flag, which will now permanently fly outside the office of the university’s president. University president Dr. Kent MacDonald called the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Feeling a little dressier is easier than ever now that Cutting Edge Studio has expanded to become Cutting Edge Studio and Boutique. “It’s good to have a variety,” said Ashley Taylor, owner of the newly-expanded business. “We have...
ANTIGONISH: He wants to light a fire under the youth of Canada. Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire took part in the recent “X Talks Life” event at StFX University. Dallaire was the headlining speaker during an evening when people shared their...
ANTIGONISH: “That’s an amazing feeling.” These were the words Tareq Hadhad used on September 9 when he and his family cut the ribbon on their new Peace By Chocolate factory. The moment represented a long journey and not only in...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Twenty-five years after a determined group of volunteers launched the first shelter for abused women between Sydney and New Glasgow, The Leeside Society is planning to mark this milestone with a full day of activities later this...
HALIFAX: A former local lighthouse is getting a replacement. Stephen Bornais, communications advisor with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said the Canadian Coast Guard determined the Jerseyman’s Island Lighthouse off Arichat was at the end of its life expectancy. However, a...
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...
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: A survey was launched on August 15 in an effort to gain insight into the needs of seniors in the community. “With the senior demographic increasing every year in this province, it represents a large percentage of the...
INVERNESS: Fresh from its first major fundraising event, a community group hoping to install a family room at a local hospital’s palliative care unit is already eyeing dates for a similar initiative this coming fall or next spring. Having received...
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