Wednesday, December 13, 2017


ARICHAT: With municipal elections looming and the fallout continuing from a leaked draft report by Nova Scotia’s Office of the Ombudsman, Richmond County’s warden now expects to receive a forensic audit on five years’ worth of expense claims by...
PORT HOOD: Inverness Municipal Council was brought up to speed on the work of Conrad Taves, project coordinator of the municipality’s housing strategy, at the October 3 regular meeting of council. “We as a county are facing two intersecting crises,...
STRAIT AREA: Heavy rains and winds left a large of number of residents without power on Monday. “As of 7 a.m. on October 11, there had been just over 147,000 outages and almost 97,500 customers restored,” stated Beverley Ware, senior...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Candidates for Port Hawkesbury Town Council gathered at the Evergreen Seniors Club on October 5 to give voters a chance to hear their positions on a number of issues. The event was organized by the Seniors Take Action...
HALIFAX: The search is on for a private developer willing to construct and manage a long-discussed student residence for Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus over the next two years. NSCC officials recently posted a Request For Information...
ARICHAT: Richmond County is going back to the drawing board in its efforts to post the expenses of councillors and staff on-line, while awaiting legal advice on the future direction of a council committee established to implement additional financial...
MULGRAVE: The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) has greenlit an application from the Town of Mulgrave to increase the cost of water over the next three years. “We have a big increase in water rates, and I’m not...
MONASTERY: Accustomed to steep year-over-year drops in student numbers, officials at the Strait regional school board (SRSB) are “very surprised” by enrolment updates showing more stable figures for the new academic year, including increases for the student bodies at...
PORT HOOD: Inverness County is making a priority of getting water to two housing units in the Port Hastings area. Councillor Dwayne MacDonald brought to council’s attention the situation of D&R Fox Developments Ltd., a Port Hastings-based company that’s anxious...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Town officials here are hoping they have found, and addressed, the source of an unpleasant odour that plagued the Embree Island area earlier this fall and has arisen regularly over the past year. At the request of deputy...
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