Friday, June 22, 2018


PORT HOOD: Inverness Municipal Council dissolved its accessibility committee, a group mandated to make the county more accessible to those with disabilities, but a new committee is already in place to take up the challenge. Council decided to make this...
EVANSTON: Supporters of the Strait-Richmond Hospital made their pitch to the community. During a meeting of the Strait-Richmond Healthcare Foundation on June 5 at the Riverdale Community Centre, the Shannon family confirmed their donation of $300,000 for the first phase...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local community organization wants to find out how well residents’ basic needs are being met in the Strait area. On June 4, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted a Vital Signs event at...
ANTIGONISH: A new palliative care unit at St Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish was officially opened last Friday. The renovation, which began in January, 2018, created a six-bed palliative care unit. “I think having an in-patient unit affords us the opportunity...
PORT HOOD: Inverness Municipal Council passed its 2018/19 general operating budget last Monday resulting in some welcome news and, at times, some conflict between the six members of council. On the good news side, the municipal unit is not raising...
MULGRAVE: The Town of Mulgrave is working to determine the future of the community’s local school building. At last week’s regular monthly meeting of Mulgrave Town Council, members approved the terms of reference of a working group to assume the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local economic development organization has unveiled new plans for the development in the Strait area. At the regular monthly meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council, John Beaton, CEO for the Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) delivered an...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Residents are being asked to take precautions following a string of bear sightings within the Town of Port Hawkesbury. A spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says they have trapped two bears after receiving reports of...
HALIFAX: The provincial government is proceeding with a plan to bring high speed Internet access to more parts of Nova Scotia. On June 4, the Department of Business released the “Last Mile Strategy,” developed by Brightstar Canada. The strategy provides...
PORT HOOD: Given that they no longer have a tenant for their building in Port Hastings that once served as home for the former Strait regional school board, Inverness Municipal Councillors have decided to sell the asset. “We have already...
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