Thursday, January 18, 2018


PORT HOOD: There’s no place in the world Canadians would rather visit than Cape Breton Island. That news was brought to the attention of Inverness County officials on January 8, when the municipal unit was visited by Mary Tulle, the...
PORT HOOD: Councillors from Inverness County are looking forward to chatting with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Lloyd Hines, regarding a number of issues throughout the municipality. “We’re paying money to clear the roads, but nobody comes...
PORT HOOD: With a number of power outages and winter storms troubling county residents, Inverness’ municipal councillors mulled over what can be done to make life in the county a little more pleasant during the winter months. Specifically, two winter...
INVERNESS COUNTY: Water woes recently left taps and toilets dry in the communities of Inverness, Mabou, and Port Hood, but Inverness Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie said the municipality’s public works department was quick to respond to the matters. “It happens,...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Families within the Strait regional school board (SRSB) who wish to register their children for Grade Primary next year will have an opportunity to do so this month. Grade Primary registration in both English and French Immersion for...
HALIFAX: A pair of winter storms before and after New Year’s featured hurricane-force winds and left thousands in the Strait region without power. After recovering from a Christmas Day storm that knocked out power to 14,564 people in the Strait...
ARICHAT: The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) approved an application by the Municipality of the County of Richmond to change its water rates. After approving an amendment to its schedule of rates for water and water services at...
ARICHAT: It’s the end of an era in some respects but, if you ask Lisa Boudreau, the outgoing managing director of Boudreau’s Fuels, the torch has been passed to very capable hands. “I don’t think we could have found a...
HALIFAX: Removing asbestos at power stations, including a local facility, could cost the province’s power provider a lot of money. In a letter to Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board regulatory affairs officer/clerk Doreen Friis, Nova Scotia Power (NSP) capital...
ANTIGONISH: A new hospital unit focused on palliative care is on its way. Late last month, the Nova Scotia Health Authority approved the construction of a new palliative care inpatient unit at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish. Construction on...
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