Friday, April 20, 2018


STRAIT AREA: Last week, the region reacted to the death of Gerry Doucet. After first being elected in 1963 at the age of 26, defeating Liberal leader and incumbent Earl Urquhart by 83 votes, Doucet served nine years as Richmond...
UPPER HAMMONDS PLAINS: A former associate Pastor from Antigonish has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation, dating back to 2008. In August 2016, the Sexual Assault Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division initiated an investigation in to...
PAQ’TNKEK, FIRST NATION: Antigonish District RCMP reports that a teen reported missing has been found. This morning, the RCMP issued a press release to confirm that 16-year-old Gabriel "Gabby" Bridget Basque who was reported missing Thursday from Paq'tnkek has been...
HALIFAX: The Town of Mulgrave has applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) under section 395 of the Municipal Government Act to dissolve town status and become a part of the Municipality of the District of...
HALIFAX: The 71-vote win by Liberal candidate Lloyd Hines on May 30 was confirmed in a recount which took place late last week. A judicial recount of the ballots in the electoral district of Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie was conducted last Friday...
HALIFAX: Ron MacDonald, head of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), is retiring next month after 26 years in the civil service. MacDonald, SiRT’s first and only director, developed the independent investigations office from a concept to a highly effective...
POMQUET: Antigonish RCMP have appealed to the public to help find a boat and trailer stolen in Antigonish County last month. Antigonish RCMP received a report of a stolen boat and trailer from Taylor's Road in Pomquet. The boat and...
ARICHAT: Richmond County’s embattled chief administrative officer (CAO) has resigned from his post, days after the release of a forensic audit involving expenses incurred by Richmond municipal staff and councillors. Warren Olsen confirmed last week that October 31 was his...
HALIFAX: The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is investigating after a deceased fin whale washed ashore in Richmond County. First year NSCC Strait Area Campus natural resources environmental technology student Celine Martell heard about the whale from a fellow L’Ardoise...
HALIFAX: A Strait area MLA now has a few more cabinet files to add to his already long list. Last week, Premier Stephen McNeil selected Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson to fill in for Dina Whalen, who took what was...
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