Tuesday, December 12, 2017


ANTIGONISH: Two missing persons cases in the Strait area had dramatically different outcomes last week. After being reported missing on November 19, 24-year-old Jacob Spin of Monastery was found two days later. “He was located by family just prior to 11...
ANTIGONISH: A project that would have seen the expansion of natural gas services into Antigonish has been postponed. In 2014, Dartmouth-based Heritage Gas received approval from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) to distribute natural gas to Antigonish...
ANTIGONISH: The RCMP is investigating sexual assault accusations at StFX University and wants victims and potential witnesses to come forward. Last Friday, the RCMP confirmed it is investigating allegations of sexual assault following a complaint made by an 18-year-old woman...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Schools in the Strait region are now operating under a new Provincial Student Attendance and Engagement Policy. The new rules share some similarities with the Strait regional school board’s (SRSB) previous attendance policy, which was formally rescinded at...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait Area Mayors and Wardens Committee would like to include representation from Victoria County, as well as the area’s First Nations leaders. Following the Port Hawkesbury Town Council November meeting, Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton said the Strait Area...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A councillor wants the town to adopt a new process for hiring contractors. At Port Hawkesbury Town Council’s monthly meeting in November, councillor Mark MacIver said he would like to see requests for tenders advertised for any services...
GUYSBOROUGH: A local municipality recently questioned proposed changes to the province’s parks and protected areas plan. In October, the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) issued a release asking the Nova Scotia Government to review the current plan and support...
GUYSBOROUGH: Council is pleased so far with news of a local mining company taking part in a drilling program. On November 1, Anaconda Mining Inc. announced they undertook a 6,000-metre diamond drill program for the company’s Goldboro project and completed...
INVERNESS: The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and long-term care workers held a protest here last Friday. CUPE’s long-term care coordinator Kathy Macleod said the McNeil Liberal government cut $8 million from the long-term care budget but has only...
HALIFAX: With emergency room closures happening in the area, health officials say more are on the way. Last week, Greg Boone, director of public affairs with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), confirmed the ER at the Strait Richmond Hospital...
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