HALIFAX: The Nova Scotia Government released its Capital Plan for 2017/2018 last week. Major construction projects approved in the plan include multi-year projects such as the Paq’tnkek Interchange and the Canso Causeway swing bridge rehabilitation. Regular construction and improvement projects include...
MULGRAVE: With the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) set to host hearings regarding the dissolution of the Town of Mulgrave, council is looking to stay on top of things. The UARB set aside March 20-23, and scheduled evening...
ARICHAT: Richmond County’s elected councillors have given municipal staff the green light to continue working with the Town of Port Hawkesbury to acquire provincial infrastructure connected to a reservoir in the county’s west end that provides water to the...
ARICHAT: In response to a renewed call from Strait area shippers and a local municipal council to abandon the concept of a port authority for the Strait of Canso, the head of the organization overseeing the Strait’s marine traffic...
ARICHAT: A detailed breakdown of tenders and costs connected to Richmond County’s multi-million-dollar tourism strategy was followed by pleas from two community economic development groups for the municipality to consult with them on the best ways to proceed with...
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...
ANTIGONISH: The status-quo is among the possibilities under consideration for each of the two committees carrying out school reviews for the Strait regional school board (SRSB) in Antigonish and Inverness counties. The final week of January kicked off with a...
GUYSBOROUGH: A local municipality wants in on a new clean energy project. Last week, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) expressed its interest in being a part of the proposed Atlantic Link. On January 11, Emera Inc. began seeing...
ARICHAT: The warden of Richmond County feels that the $250,000 spent on lawyers and legal services by the municipality over the past two years was “maybe not” acceptable and is describing a recent forensic audit of expense claims as...
PORT HASTINGS: Things are set to go back to normal at local schools, at least for the moment. On January 20, both the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the parties...
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