Monday, April 23, 2018


PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait regional school board (SRSB) has approved its school renovations plan for the coming year, while officially bidding goodbye to the building that housed the board’s central offices for the past two decades. Board members voted unanimously...
HALIFAX: The provincial government is purchasing a trio of local schools. The Province of Nova Scotia is purchasing 10 P3 (public-private-partnership) schools - including Antigonish Education Centre/Academy, Bayview Education Centre and Dalbrae Academy - for approximately $49.2 million. The price...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Town officials are reminding drivers to make way for emergency vehicles. This week, the Town of Port Hawkesbury will be launching a Move Over campaign to raise awareness of the law requiring motorists to slow down or pull...
HALIFAX: The Nova Scotia Government released its Capital Plan for 2017/2018 last week. Major construction projects approved in the plan include multi-year projects such as the Paq’tnkek Interchange and the Canso Causeway swing bridge rehabilitation. Regular construction and improvement projects include...
PORT HOOD: A stalemate of opinions regarding the proposed expansion of the Margaree airport has Inverness Municipal Council considering recruiting a facilitator to help the six-person municipal unit decide its official position on the matter. “We seem to be going...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Strait regional school board (SRSB) officials gathered for their final monthly meeting on March 7. Bill 72 passed through the legislature last week, bringing sweeping changes to Nova Scotia’s education system, including the dissolution of all elected English...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Organizers behind a local air show continue to make progress. In December, Celtic Air Services Ltd. announced that the Port Hawkesbury Airport will host Airshow Cape Breton on May 30. Since then, Celtic Air Services president David Morgan...
GUYSBOROUGH: The community continues to show support for a proposed launch site in eastern Guysborough County. Last month, Maritime Launch Services (MLS) hosted an open house at the Canso Fire Hall to discuss the possibility of selecting the Canso area...
ARICHAT: A municipally-owned playground in this community will get some attention from Richmond County officials, as a result of concerns raised by one of Isle Madame’s two municipal councillors. Staffers with the county’s recreation and public works offices will investigate...
ANTIGONISH: The Town of Antigonish is on course for the installation of a new set of traffic lights at a very busy intersection. The intersection in question is at West Street and Highland Drive, and if all goes well, the...
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