PAQ’TNKEK: A local First Nations community is in favour of a land exchange. Of the 411 eligible voters in the Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, 277 took part in a vote on whether or not to surrender 32 acres of land and...
PORT HOOD: Members of Inverness Municipal Council are currently putting together a plan of attack to improve the state of the wharfs in Port Hood and on Port Hood Island. “We have the engineer’s study for the wharfs in Port...
SYDNEY: A local First Nations Chief is facing a charge of assault. Assembly of First Nations regional chief Morley Googoo faces charges of assault and causing a disturbance. He is set to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on July 25,...
HALIFAX: Pre-Primary programming is on the government’s agenda. On July 17, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced a new Pre-Primary program set to kick off for the coming school year. New locations for the program will...
HALIFAX: The provincial government is purchasing a trio of local schools. The Province of Nova Scotia is purchasing 10 P3 (public-private-partnership) schools - including Antigonish Education Centre/Academy, Bayview Education Centre and Dalbrae Academy - for approximately $49.2 million. The price...
ARICHAT: Council has a new interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is looking for a full-timer. Last week, the Municipality of Richmond County announced the hiring of Louis Digout as interim CAO. Digout, who served as the county’s CAO before...
INVERNESS COUNTY: One swimmer passed away and four others were rescued at beaches in Inverness County last weekend. On Saturday, July 22, just before 2 p.m., Inverness District RCMP responded to a report of a suspected drowning at Port Hood...
PORT HASTINGS: Police laid drug trafficking charges against two people from Ontario following a traffic stop last week. On July 20, just after noon, an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 104 in Port Hastings because the driver was...
ARICHAT: A new gaming and hobby shop is hoping to make its mark in the community. New business owner Cody Pardy is hoping a recent uptick in demand for board games and other hobby materials will lead to success with...
ST. PETER’S: As two lanes of traffic flow over the St. Peter’s Canal for the first time, current and former residents of the village are experiencing mixed emotions about the replacement and dismantling of the 81-year-old one-lane bridge that...
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