PORT HAWKESBURY: While principals and officials with the Strait regional school board (SRSB) are still reviewing a new report from Nova Scotia’s Council to Improve Classroom Conditions, the board is already moving ahead on the class-size caps recommended in...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Strait regional school board (SRSB) chair Francine Boudreau is looking for answers after a letter from Education Minister Karen Casey - that was addressed to Boudreau and SRSB superintendent of schools Ford Rice - found its way...
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...
ANTIGONISH: A new hospital unit focused on palliative care is on its way. Late last month, the Nova Scotia Health Authority approved the construction of a new palliative care inpatient unit at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish. Construction on...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said it hasn’t received many recent calls of coyote sightings in and around the Town of Port Hawkesbury. “We did get a run of calls and reports throughout the last year, but in...
ARICHAT: Council is considering a request from a local school to help with a playground. During the regular monthly meeting of Richmond Municipal Council on October 23 in Arichat, École Beau-Port requested a type 1 infrastructure grant in the amount...
PORT HOOD: Inverness County councillors have decided to support an initiative by Port Hawkesbury Town Council to have the word “Unama’ki” added to a sign at the Canso Causeway greeting visitors to Cape Breton. “It shouldn’t be a big deal,”...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Despite the reported impact of this past year’s job action by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union (NSTU), officials with the Strait regional school board (SRSB) are continuing with mentorship programs and other initiatives designed to solidify recent...
HALIFAX: The future of a bridge serving several communities in Isle Madame is yet to be determined. Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon said she is concerned with the condition of the detour that has been in use since the closure...
PORT HASTINGS: The Canso Causeway swing bridge is open again for car and similar vehicle traffic and is on target to open to marine traffic by the middle of the month. “There is still some wiring and some activities taking...
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