Sunday, May 27, 2018


ST. PETER’S: A Richmond County man has received a major honour in recognition of his service to his community. Richard Landry of St. Peter’s has been awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the office of the Governor General. The...
ST. PETER’S: A funeral service was held last week for a well-known Richmond County businessman and community volunteer. Alexander Morrison passed away on March 24 at the age of 95. Morrison is being remembered by his neighbours for the ways...
MABOU: A group of local shellfish producers is working on a plan to help maintain the Mabou Harbour ecosystem. Local producers are working with the Mabou Sailing and Boating Club, the Mabou Watershed Committee and the Mabou and District Community...
HALIFAX: A former lawyer based in Halifax is working on plans to grow cannabis in Lennox Passage. David Burton, co-founder of Headland Cultivation Company has been working full-time with his mother and business partner Ann Wilkie since the fall of 2016 to...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Strait area business and community leaders came together last week to celebrate some recent successes and share goals for the future. The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACOC) hosted its annual State of the Strait Region Business Update...
MABOU: The Office of Gaelic Affairs (OGA) is launching a project that will help Gaelic learners engage with the language through the tradition of the Céilidh, or “house visit.” Since 2009, the OGA’s “Bun is Bàrr” mentorship program has given...
MONASTERY: Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue (SAGSR) offered two days of hands-on training last weekend. Tanya McChesney and other members of SAGSR delivered a map and compass course at the organization’s headquarters in Monastery on March 17 and 18....
PORT HAWKESBURY: Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA) is making plans for 2018 following another year of growth in the local tourism sector. On Monday, DCBA hosted a tourism industry session at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. The event was the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: On the week of International Women’s Day, facilitators at the Strait Area Women’s Place (SAWP) were busy raising awareness of the services they provide to women in the region. On Tuesday, women’s services facilitator Mary Elizabeth Cameron and...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers Association (NSLFPA) and the Cape Breton Privateland Partnership (CBPP) hosted the first Maritime Forest Carbon Opportunities Conference last week in Port Hawkesbury. Kari Easthouse, a forester with the Nova Scotia...
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