Sunday, July 15, 2018
BADDECK: The Municipality of the County of Victoria council passed a two cent increase on residential and commercial property taxes during a recent council session. This is the first increase in more than a decade. The residential rate is now...
MARGAREE: Cape Breton University, thanks to the efforts of the Margaree Area Development Association (MADA), is pleased to have an endowed scholarship offered for those wanting to understand and promote Cape Breton Island. On July 1, MADA announced it would...
HALIFAX: A resident of Richmond County pleaded guilty and was fined for evading the payment of duties and taxes on jewelry. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that Lobsters ‘R Us owner Blaire Vincent Martell of Rockdale pleaded guilty...
HARBOURVIEW: A Bedford man who was missing in Inverness County for six days has died. On July 5, at around 9 a.m. searchers found the body of 31-year-old Colin Joseph Beaton in the ocean near Judique. The RCMP worked with...
ARICHAT: Richmond municipal councillors debated several grant requests at their latest regular monthly meeting, including two requests from organizations that take in funds from multiple partners, including neighbouring municipalities. Councillors voted 3-1 to approve a request for $10,000 from the...
ARICHAT: Richmond Municipal Council has formally committed $2 million towards an ambitious sidewalk and streetscape program that is scheduled to take shape over the next two years in this Isle Madame community, pending the financial participation of three other...
ARICHAT: Richmond Municipal Council is a step closer to overhauling its system of distributing municipal grants, but the chair of council’s municipal Policy Committee says his group wasn’t consulted about the new system. Councillors unanimously approved the new Grants Policy...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Town officials here expect to decide by this fall whether to continue with their membership in the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN). Launched in 2015 to replace the Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) that had previously guided community...
ANTIGONISH: The contract is signed. During a regular monthly meeting last week, Antigonish Town Council signed on to the Eastern District Planning Commission. The town officially joined the commission on July 2. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said the move exemplifies the...
ANTIGONISH: County council heard from a local paper mill last week. During a recent regular meeting of council for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, members heard from representatives of Port Hawkesbury Paper on what has been happening with...
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