Monday, April 23, 2018


PORT HAWKESBURY: A recent issue with the swing bridge left traffic backed up on both sides of the Canso Causeway.   Andrew MacPherson, project engineer with Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said the swing bridge was stuck in the open-for-sea...
POTLOTEK: A local student is receiving praise for her quick thinking in helping keep a fellow student safe. On March 10, East Richmond Education Centre student Zophia Nicholas helped stop her friend Amaya Johnson from choking in the classroom. “I was...
STRAIT-RICHMOND: Last Thursday at the Richmond County Literacy Network office in St. Peter’s, a group of summer students met with members of the Seniors Take Action Coalition’s Housing Committee to work toward garnering important information from the public. “There are...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso is hoping a federal financial commitment to the clean-up of derelict and abandoned vessels will put an end to developments such as the mooring of a cargo ship at the town’s...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A former RCMP officer charged in relation to a standoff will receive restorative justice.   Byron Arthur “Brad” Parks was expected to face charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm and uttering threats during an appearance in Port Hawkesbury...
HALIFAX: The Honourable Arthur Joseph LeBlanc took the oath of office, on June 28 in Halifax as Nova Scotia’s 33rd lieutenant-governor since Confederation. Premier Stephen McNeil noted that Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc has made numerous contributions to the Acadian community and has...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A group of local artisans who make quality hand-crafted items will once again offer their support to the Port Hastings Museum by making a donation from the proceeds of every item sold at the Artisans Collective Gift...
PORT HAWKESBURY: How can local employers use a new federal program to bring recently-arrived immigrants into the workforce?   Officials from Nova Scotia’s provincial Immigration Office and the Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration (CBICI) attempted to answer that question in...
CREIGNISH: As a teenager, the younger version of Hugh MacDonald contemplated a career in the RCMP because, in his words, it would allow him to “get the pretty girls and wear the fancy uniform.”   Today, as he wraps up his...
HALIFAX: A pair of local MLAs assumed their critic responsibilities last week. Following the naming of the members of the provincial government’s cabinet, opposition leader Jamie Baillie announced the critic responsibilities for PC MLAs. Included on the list were Inverness...
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