Sunday, February 23, 2020
ARICHAT: Six months after voting to allocate $4.4 million in federal and municipal funds towards Richmond County’s new tourism strategy, Richmond Municipal Council is putting the brakes on the county-wide project in the hopes of securing more definitive answers...
HALIFAX: Richmond County’s elected councillors and municipal employees will see a pair of salary increases over the months to come. The municipality’s new five-member council voted in favour of a 1.5 per cent increase for each of the calendar years...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A major overhaul of the town’s most-travelled roadway is now in the hands of the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR), and Port Hawkesbury’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is hoping these efforts will move...
ANTIGONISH: A local business owner said she supports the province’s restorative justice program. “I think it’s a very wholesome approach if the right people are involved,” said Meghan Peters, co-owner of the Tall and Small Café. “I definitely, after going...
ANTIGONISH: As the province’s schools face a work-to-rule action, Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union (NSTU) locals in the region are protesting against the provincial government. On Sunday Premier Stephen McNeil said negotiations between the province and the NSTU ended without resolution. “I...
HAMILTON, ONTARIO: The ownership group overseeing a cargo vessel moored at the Port Hawkesbury Pier is vowing that the ship will leave the Strait area by the end of December. Originally slated to leave Port Hawkesbury for Souris, Prince Edward...
ARICHAT: Richmond County’s new warden has confirmed that the municipality may attempt to recoup funds from expense claims by present and former councillors and municipal staff that have come under the microscope in recent months. Brian Marchand has confirmed that...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local man says he is unhappy with aspects of the province’s announced carbon pricing plan. Retired engineer Archie Stewart said the province’s carbon pricing plan will affect all Nova Scotians. “They’re saying it’s going to be revenue neutral,”...
PAQ’TNKEK: Representatives from the Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish County, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and CANDO, a national Aboriginal organization involved in community economic development, were in Paq’tnkek last week to begin work...
PORT HOOD: Inverness Municipal Council is looking to make sure locals are able to get out and about following snowstorms this winter. “Most of Inverness County is rural, and a lot of us are in the same boat,” said John...


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