PORT HAWKESBURY: Brenda Chisholm-Beaton’s latest trip to the annual conference of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) was no routine matter. Making her first visit to the late-fall UNSM gathering in Halifax as the mayor of Port Hawkesbury, Chisholm-Beaton...
HALIFAX: The provincial government is responding to concerns about an emergency response plan for the Canso Causeway. In his annual report issued on November 30, Auditor General Michael Pickup noted the province has yet to identify “critical infrastructure, or its...
PORT HASTINGS: The superintendent of schools for the Strait regional school board (SRSB) is striking an optimistic tone about the province’s plan to purchase four of the board’s public-private-partnership (P3) buildings, including an Inverness County school that the board...
MULGRAVE: Town council is trying to gauge interest in filling the final council seat. Mulgrave Mayor Ralph Hadley said council told the Department of Municipal Affairs that a by-election will prove too costly for taxpayers. He also pointed to the...
ANTIGONISH: The province cleaned up a beached whale following requests from local residents. Last week, Antigonish Municipal Councillor Gary Mattie said the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) buried a whale which beached itself on Tracadie Island facing St. George’s Bay. “They...
PORT HASTINGS: The Strait regional school board (SRSB) continues to alter bus routes, bring in paid and volunteer supervisors and make other adjustments to accommodate the work-to-rule job action launched by Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) members earlier this...
PORT HOOD: For the next two months, Inverness Municipal Council will foot the bill for Strait Area Transit allowing a review of services to be completed that should tell the municipal unit if it will remain as a funding...
PORT HOOD: Based on ideas put forward in the ONE Nova Scotia 10 Year Collaborative Action Plan, Inverness Council is looking to become a leader in early childhood development. The action plan details seven areas that could be improved in...
ANTIGONISH: The town and county are working on formalized meetings set to begin next year. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said she looks forward to updating the joint meetings between the town and county councils. Boucher said the two municipalities began having...
PORT HOOD: The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s (DEECD) decision to close schools temporarily due to safety issues doesn’t sit well with Inverness Municipal Council. Council met on December 5, and newly-minted district 5 councillor John MacLellan brought...
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