Friday, April 20, 2018


HALIFAX: Proposed changes to the province’s Municipal Government Act (MGA) continue to attract opposition in the Strait area. Last week, the provincial government gave second reading to Bill 85, which would amend Chapter 18 of the MGA respecting Cape Breton...
ANTIGONISH: The province’s transportation minister said a local interchange project is due to open in the fall. Last week, Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal minister Lloyd Hines said he understands the Paq’tnkek Interchange project is...
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...
HALIFAX: A recent agreement could mean more money for the local paper mill. On March 20, American paper company Verso Corp. made a filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission stating the company entered into an agreement with...
ANTIGONISH: The province is looking at a new way to fund a local highway twinning project. Last week, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Lloyd Hines said the province is looking into more private sector input on the Highway 104...
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 local MLA is still questioning the province about Internet and cellular phone service. During a question period in the House of Assembly on March 27, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon asked Nova Scotia Business Minister Geoff MacLellan about...
HALIFAX: The province’s electoral boundaries commission is getting to work. On March 27, the provincial government introduced legislation that would amend the House of Assembly Act to allow the province to designate mandatory terms of reference to guide the electoral...
ARICHAT: Council approved changes to existing municipal policies and created new ones. During the regular monthly meeting of Richmond Municipal Council on March 26 in Arichat, councillors approved recommendations from the municipal policy committee to amend its travel expense policy,...
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