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...
PORT HOOD: Michelle Smith, the secretary of the Mabou Farmers Market, swung by council last Monday to give the municipality the lowdown on her group. “We just finished our 10th season, and if any of you managed to visit us...
ANTIGONISH: A local business leader feels it is time for a change. On November 29, Central Supplies owner Steve Smith announced his decision to sell to the Kent Building Supplies organization, effective December 31, 2016. This year marked the 40th anniversary...


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