Wednesday, February 21, 2018


HALIFAX: The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) recently dismissed an application by the Attorney General to re-open a hearing regarding compensation to S&D Smith Central Supplies Limited for the expropriation of land. In its decision, the UARB stated...
HALIFAX: A new seniors facility will receive power from the province’s power supplier. Last week, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review (UARB) Board announced Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) will provide power to a senior’s care facility being built by...
ARICHAT: Richmond County is no closer to finding a new permanent Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), with less than a month remaining on the contract for the person holding the post on an interim basis. Richmond Warden Brian Marchand confirmed Friday...
ARICHAT: Largely vacant for the past decade, the 170-year-old Arichat courthouse will become a hub for Isle Madame’s tourism, arts and culture prospects if a local entrepreneur has her way. Lisa Boudreau arrived at last week’s regular monthly meeting of...
ARICHAT: Two topics arose at Richmond Municipal Council’s latest monthly meeting regarding tighter restrictions on county-owned vehicles and the proper rate for councillors and staff to use when travelling in their own personal vehicles. Council voted 3-2 in favour of...
ARICHAT: A local developer hoping to establish new affordable housing units for local seniors is mulling over his options, after a second consecutive pitch to Richmond Municipal Council fell short. Council voted 3-2 against Thai Luong’s application to rezone a...
LOUISDALE: Nova Scotia RCMP investigators have officially closed an investigation into allegations of fraud and breach of trust by Richmond County municipal officials and will not lay any charges in the matter. Police officials launched their investigation last October, shortly...
MULGRAVE: Town residents won’t see a change in their tax bill. During a special meeting of Mulgrave Town Council last week, members passed the town’s budget and tax rates for 2017/2018. “If their assessment value stayed the same, they’ll see their...
PORT HOOD: A projected list of upgrades and repairs for several buildings within the Strait regional school board (SRSB) includes a potential partnership with a local municipal government connected to the forthcoming construction of a multi-purpose complex in Guysborough. The...
PORT HAWKESBURY: It’s been a busy school year for everyone involved with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) and that’s especially true of the woman leading the group, President Liette Doucet. On May 16, Doucet toured a number of schools...
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