Tuesday, February 20, 2018


GUYSBOROUGH: A local warden lent his voice to those calling for more onshore fuel exploration. Earlier this month, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy released its Nova Scotia Onshore Petroleum Atlas, which listed the approximate economic benefit of such resources...
GUYSBOROUGH: Municipal council is saying thanks to the province’s power provider for recent storm reaction times. During last week’s regular monthly meeting of council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, Warden Vernon Pitts commended Nova Scotia Power for...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local transit co-operative is looking to expand and will plead their case during a public hearing. On February 28, Antigonish municipal council chambers will play host to a Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) hearing regarding...
INVERNESS COUNTY: The Cape Breton Partnership’s loss is Inverness County’s gain. “I am very excited about my new role,” said Keith MacDonald, who is joining Inverness’ municipal staff in the role of Chief Administrative Officer. He accepted the role last...
ARICHAT: The organization that oversees property assessment in the province answered tough questions from Richmond Municipal Councillors last week. Carlos Resendes, vice-president of business and innovations services with the Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC), addressed the January 22 meeting of...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A retiring doctor is not pleased with the state of palliative car in the area. Dr. Bob Martel started out serving local patients 35 years ago before leaving after 15 years. He returned to Richmond County about four...
HALIFAX: A decision by the province to make sweeping changes to Nova Scotia’s education system is raising concerns in the Strait area. Last Wednesday, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Zack Churchill announced the province will adopt the...
NEW WATERFORD: The suspension of the midwifery program in the South Shore has raised concern over the future of the program in other regions of the province. A January 24 media release by the NDP Caucus criticized the handling of...
ARICHAT: Council’s decision to limit the number of voting delegates attending upcoming federal and provincial municipal conferences generated a lot of discussion. During the monthly meeting of Richmond Municipal Council on January 22 in Arichat, district 2 councillor Alvin Martell...
SAMSONVILLE: A long-time advocate for the rights of veterans and their widows has passed away. Following a battle with cancer, Samsonville resident Joyce Carter passed away on January 21. The Grimsby, England native came to Canada as a war bride...
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