Monday, April 16, 2018


ANTIGONISH: The plan is out in the community. The Antigonish and County Community Health Board, the Strait Richmond Community Health Board, and the Guysborough Community Health Board unveiled their Collaborative Community Health Plan last week at East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy. The...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A mass casualty exercise was held in the town last week to test the capabilities of local first responders. Port Hawkesbury Volunteer Fire Department chief and Town of Port Hawkesbury Emergency Management coordinator Curtis Doucette explained the simulation...
PORT HAWKESBURY: NSCC students want a safe walking lane between their school and the town. On October 2, the Nova Scotia Community College Strait Area Campus hosted a walk-a-thon. The event raised $13,000 for the ROC Society. “About 90 students came...
ANTIGONISH: A local campaign is aiming to make local communities safer. On October 5, the Strait Area Community Response to Sexual Violence Network launched the “Every Door is the Right Door” campaign. Project manager Nancy O’Regan said the campaign involves inviting...
MABOU: The province’s privacy commissioner wants to provide Nova Scotians with the tools they need to access public information. Last week, the Alexander Doyle Public library hosted an information session by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)...
PORT HOOD: Last Sunday, over 120 cyclists came together for a ride to celebrate the designation of a stretch of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail as part of the Blue Route Provincial Cycling Network. “It’s a chance to connect the...
STRAIT AREA: Nova Scotia Power (NSP) is installing new towers across the Strait of Canso for a new transmission line. “There is an existing line that is there and it will remain there,” said Tiffany Chase, a communications advisor with...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Participants had the opportunity to develop their business ideas at last week’s “Mashup Weekend: Oceans Edition,” a business development workshop by Mashup Lab in partnership with Innovacorp and Island Sandbox. “We help people figure out if there are...
L’ARDOISE: After years of preparing coffee beans in his own personal roaster, Richmond County native Dan Leslie decided to turn his hobby into a business when he launched Dan’s Truckers Blend. “My three passions are coffee, the country of Costa...
ANTIGONISH: The ground is broken and there is work to be done. On September 20, StFX University hosted the official sod turning for its soon-to-be Mulroney Hall and Xaverian Gardens. The $100 million project will include a new academic building...
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