Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Strait Area Transit’s fixed-route service in Inverness County will now include a new, larger vehicle, as the result of a successful application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB). A February 9 UARB decision confirms the...
HALIFAX: Richmond County’s warden is pledging that the municipality will do its part to implement the seven closing recommendations of the final report from Nova Scotia’s Office of the Ombudsman regarding expense claims filed by municipal councillors and staff...
MULGRAVE: Mulgrave’s financial statements for the last fiscal year received the thumbs up from the town’s auditor. Mulgrave Town Council approved its annual financial statements and audit reports during a meeting on September 5. Mulgrave interim CAO Kevin Matheson said...
HALIFAX: On January 24, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal concluded a 2012 change to Nova Scotia’s electoral boundaries violated Section 3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by altering the electoral districts of Clare, Argyle and...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus has introduced a new program to help students gain hands-on work experience. On Friday, the NSCC officially unveiled a new two-year pilot project through the Make Way Campaign for...
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...
ANTIGONISH: Council wants to see more people visiting and living in the downtown. While fielding questions about the decline in the town’s population, Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said council has a few ideas to try and help the town grow. “We...
WE’KOQMA’Q: The Mi’kmaq community is mourning the recent loss of a long-serving leader. Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy was laid to rest in We’koqma’q on December 9. The service was attended by friends and community members, as well as Mi’kmaq chiefs...
ANTIGONISH: Antigonish Town Council is looking at a new flood plain study. Following a special meeting to set the Town of Antigonish operating budget and tax rates last week, Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said one item in the budget is...


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