Tuesday, April 24, 2018


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...
ANTIGONISH: Another local council is raising concerns about potential changes to the province’s Municipal Government Act (MGA). On March 8, the Province of Nova Scotia introduced Bill 85 to amend Chapter 18 of the MGA respecting Cape Breton Regional Municipality...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Martin Marietta has announced a capital investment of $50 million to modernize its quarry facility in Auld’s Cove. Keith Flynn, plant manager at the Porcupine Mountain Quarry announced the revitalization project last Wednesday at the annual “State of...
HALIFAX: The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has received interest from a physician considering locating in Richmond County. NSHA Eastern Zone spokesperson Greg Boone confirmed last week they are in discussions with a physician. “In this situation, we have someone who...
ANTIGONISH: A man facing sexual assault charges is set to go to trial later this year. During a court appearance on March 14, a judge ordered Jonah Williams of Halifax to return to Antigonish Provincial Court on September 10 and...
ANTIGONISH: Town council voted unanimously not to support a motion to have the provincial government overturn its ban on hydraulic fracturing. Council made its decision during a regular monthly meeting of Antigonish Town Council on March 19. There was a...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A man found guilty of a drug charge following a police raid at a local business received a conditional sentence. On March 13, Michael Tyrell received a six month conditional sentence order during a sentencing hearing in Port...
GUYSBOROUGH: A local municipality and the Chamber of Commerce are not happy with proposed changes to the province’s Municipal Government Act (MGA). On March 8, the Province of Nova Scotia introduced Bill 85 to amend Chapter 18 of the Municipal...
ANTIGONISH: Police arrested and charged a man, who drove to a detachment to have a friend released from custody, with impaired driving. Just before 5 p.m. on March 13, police located an intoxicated 27-year-old man from Roachville, Guysborough County at...
HALIFAX: The Premier of Nova Scotia and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs are taking issue with a recent clam quota decision. In September 2017, federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister, Dominic LeBlanc announced his intention to introduce a fourth...
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