Saturday, October 20, 2018
ANTIGONISH: A stay of proceedings in a sexual assault case will not be appealed by the crown. In a written decision dated March 31, Justice Patrick J. Murray announced his decision to enter a stay of proceedings on the matter...
PORT HAWKESBURY: An eruption of cheers and applause filled the SAERC Auditorium last week, as the Strait regional school board ended a fractious school review by voting to continue operating all five schools in the Dr. John High Gillis...
GUYSBOROUGH: Municipal tax rates aren’t changing for the municipality. Council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough approved the 2017-18 budget during a special budget meeting on March 22. Council maintained the residential tax rate at $0.61 per $100...
RICHMOND: A local MLA said he is ready to run should a provincial election be called. Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson will take part in his seventh nomination meeting on Sunday, April 30. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to defend...
ARICHAT: A local MLA is rejecting opposition calls to step down as Minister of Acadian Affairs as the status of protected ridings remains unknown heading into the provincial election. Last week, the Progressive Conservatives’ Acadian Affairs critic Chris d’Entremont called...
LOUISDALE: A review of Richmond County’s entire municipal staffing complement is expected to get underway soon, according to the warden. Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Maris Freimanis confirmed at a regular monthly council meeting in January that the municipality has...
MULGRAVE: Town council is looking to solve its problems with the new water plant. Mulgrave CAO Kevin Matheson said council is engaging CBCL Limited, an engineering firm out of Halifax, to take over the completion of their new water treatment...
PORT HAWKESBURY: With its first-ever central operations centre now operating in Monastery and membership on the rise, Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue (SAGSR) is thanking local municipalities for their support but also requesting additional funds to assist with...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Officials with an island-wide food production and distribution network returned to the town council table last week, thanking Port Hawkesbury officials for providing distribution space and discussion for their various ventures while also seeking future financial assistance. The...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Food was the topic of the day at a recent information session. The Island Food Network hosted a public meeting at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre last week with the aim of spreading the network’s message across Cape...
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