Monday, June 18, 2018


PORT HAWKESBURY: September 6 was the first day of school, and it didn’t take long for a report of a red light violation to make its way to the Strait regional school board (SRSB). Red light violations occur when a...
MABOU: Four people were arrested and charged and police found drugs during a vehicle checkpoint last weekend in Inverness County. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on September 9, Inverness County District RCMP conducted a checkpoint in Mabou. During the checkpoint, a small quantity of cocaine...
ANTIGONISH: “That’s an amazing feeling.” These were the words Tareq Hadhad used on September 9 when he and his family cut the ribbon on their new Peace By Chocolate factory. The moment represented a long journey and not only in...
HALIFAX: The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation into the arrest of a female youth on the Waycobah First Nation late on the evening of August 23. Shortly before midnight, a member of the Port...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Twenty-five years after a determined group of volunteers launched the first shelter for abused women between Sydney and New Glasgow, The Leeside Society is planning to mark this milestone with a full day of activities later this...
HALIFAX: A former local lighthouse is getting a replacement. Stephen Bornais, communications advisor with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said the Canadian Coast Guard determined the Jerseyman’s Island Lighthouse off Arichat was at the end of its life expectancy. However, a...
HALIFAX: With the preparatory phase of an independent review of Nova Scotia’s forest practices set to get under way this month, the provincial Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering few details as to the nature of this review’s...
STELLARTON: A contest for aspiring business leaders has expanded across the province and is now open to contestants in such areas as Guysborough and Antigonish counties for the first time. The Spark Innovation Challenge, which originated in Cape Breton in...
HALIFAX: The government is providing funding to cover expenses related to a local rail line. Last week, the provincial government signed an agreement with Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway Ltd. for the preservation of the rail line between...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Police are warning local residents about a phone scam. Port Hawkesbury RCMP Staff Sgt. Greg Redl said police received a number of reports on August 31 from residents who received phone calls from people claiming to be involved...
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