Wednesday, August 23, 2017


HALIFAX: The provincial government has agreed to purchase four of the seven public-private-partnership (P3) schools within the Strait regional school board (SRSB), and has reached an agreement with a private developer for the SRSB’s three remaining P3 schools to...
ARICHAT: Richmond Municipal Council is attempting to determine whether a planned extension of a St. Peter’s sewer line could be impacted by upgrades currently underway at the St. Peter’s Canal or recently-implemented delays in a county-wide tourism strategy. The municipality’s...
ARICHAT: An injection of more money into the Municipal District Activity Funds allocated to each municipal councillor in Richmond County did not receive unanimous approval when it recently came to the council table. District 1 councillor James Goyetche was the...
ARICHAT: Municipal officials in Richmond County are continuing to investigate ways to increase transparency and conduct more of their business in full view of the public eye. The most recent regular meeting of Richmond Municipal Council saw an effort to...
STRAIT AREA: The announced closure of schools on Monday resulted in the unexpected withdrawal of provincial legislation, the resumption of classes the next day and continued protests by teachers. Last Saturday, Education Minister Karen Casey announced all public schools in...
WHYCOCOMAGH: Some of the newest residents of Inverness County introduced themselves to locals at The Farmer’s Daughter last Saturday. “Everyone’s fitting in well,” said Sandee MacLean, who runs the general store and bakery in Whycocomagh with her sister, Heather Coulombe. “When...
INVERNESS: Last Sunday saw locals gather at the Inverness Fire Hall to mull over concerns related to forests. “Basically, we’re looking to make people aware of what’s going on,” said Johanna Padelt, media contact person for the Inverness County Chapter...
HALIFAX: Richmond County’s warden is pledging that the municipality will do its part to implement the seven closing recommendations of the final report from Nova Scotia’s Office of the Ombudsman regarding expense claims filed by municipal councillors and staff...
ARICHAT: Six months after voting to allocate $4.4 million in federal and municipal funds towards Richmond County’s new tourism strategy, Richmond Municipal Council is putting the brakes on the county-wide project in the hopes of securing more definitive answers...
HALIFAX: Richmond County’s elected councillors and municipal employees will see a pair of salary increases over the months to come. The municipality’s new five-member council voted in favour of a 1.5 per cent increase for each of the calendar years...
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