Sunday, February 25, 2018


ANTIGONISH: Mental health services at a local university received a boost last week. On January 17, Bell’s Let’s Talk Community Fund donated $20,000 for mental health initiatives at StFX University, including support training of an additional Mental Health First Aid...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait area now has a permanent resource available to survivors of sexual abuse. The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre now offers a permanent sexualized trauma therapy program in the region and the Strait Area Women’s Place (SAWP) in...
ANTIGONISH: It was an evening of learning about education and what it means to people. Last week, StFX’s Schwartz auditorium played host to “Hope and Education: Four Perspectives on the Power and Potential of Education,” the first installment of the...
ANTIGONISH: Federal and provincial officials were on hand for an information session on immigration programs. Last week, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration offered an information session detailing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and other immigration opportunities. The event took place...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local charity is partnering with schools and surrounding businesses to help feed children in the Strait area. On January 11, the Food4Children Society received a donation of 1,000 pounds of apples from Nova Scotia produce co-operative Scotian...
CREIGNISH: A much loved clergyman is stepping down. After 66 years of dedicated service, Father Hughie D. MacDonald, who recently turned 93, made the decision to retire. “I feel fine but I think I’m not quite as mobile as I used...
WHYCOCOMAGH: A local First Nation’s community received an economic boost from the federal government. Last week, the federal government announced $545,000 in non-repayable contributions for two projects at Waycobah First Nation. The projects involve expanding the local steelhead trout growing...
ANTIGONISH: A local university was one of the stops for a religious relic making a journey across the country. The arm of St. Francis Xavier is making stops in Canada as part of a pilgrimage organized by the Archdiocese of...
CLYDESDALE: An 11-year-old in Antigonish County has gained a lot of experience caring for animals. Khelsea Welsh was nine years old when she received her first pet rabbit. Two years later, she tends a colony of 32. “I’d been begging for...
MARTINIQUE: A group affiliated with the Bahá’í Faith is on the verge of forming a local assembly. Every Friday, Magdalen Rose and Ray Miller host “salons” at their Martinique home where Bahá’ís and people from other religions meet to discuss...
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