Tuesday, December 12, 2017


PORT HAWKESBURY: Following appeals to the Town and County of Antigonish, the fundraising campaign for the region’s largest hospital has made a pitch to another Strait area municipal council. Five members of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation arrived at last...
GUYSBOROUGH: Municipal council is in the early stages of establishing a strategic plan for the area. During last night’s regular monthly meeting of council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, members approved MacPherson Roche Smith and Associates as the...
GUYSBOROUGH: The warden wants to take a provincial representative for a walk-through of  local nursing homes. During a nursing home board report to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, Warden Vernon Pitts said he wants to invite Erin Smiley,...
GUYSBOROUGH: The lines of communication remain open. Municipality of the District of Guysborough Warden Vernon Pitts said staff is still communicating with the province in regards to a letter of intent concerning the proposed dissolution of the Town of Mulgrave. “We’re...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Brenda Chisholm-Beaton’s latest trip to the annual conference of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) was no routine matter. Making her first visit to the late-fall UNSM gathering in Halifax as the mayor of Port Hawkesbury, Chisholm-Beaton...
HALIFAX: The provincial government is responding to concerns about an emergency response plan for the Canso Causeway. In his annual report issued on November 30, Auditor General Michael Pickup noted the province has yet to identify “critical infrastructure, or its...
PORT HASTINGS: The superintendent of schools for the Strait regional school board (SRSB) is striking an optimistic tone about the province’s plan to purchase four of the board’s public-private-partnership (P3) buildings, including an Inverness County school that the board...
MULGRAVE: Town council is trying to gauge interest in filling the final council seat. Mulgrave Mayor Ralph Hadley said council told the Department of Municipal Affairs that a by-election will prove too costly for taxpayers. He also pointed to the...
ANTIGONISH: The province cleaned up a beached whale following requests from local residents. Last week, Antigonish Municipal Councillor Gary Mattie said the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) buried a whale which beached itself on Tracadie Island facing St. George’s Bay. “They...
PORT HASTINGS: The Strait regional school board (SRSB) continues to alter bus routes, bring in paid and volunteer supervisors and make other adjustments to accommodate the work-to-rule job action launched by Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) members earlier this...
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