Wednesday, December 13, 2017


PORT HASTINGS: A student-led initiative to encourage good behaviour on long school bus routes is getting an early thumbs-up from the Strait regional school board (SRSB), which is preparing to introduce the idea to school principals across the region. Janine...
HALIFAX: The Town of Mulgrave has applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) under section 395 of the Municipal Government Act to dissolve town status and become a part of the Municipality of the District of...
ANTIGONISH: County council heard from the province’s property assessors last week. Prior to last week’s meeting of council for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, members heard from representatives of Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC). PVSC, the assessment authority...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Town councillors here will now have the option of choosing a cell phone to carry out their council-related communications, in addition to laptop and tablet options provided to individual councillors. A motion by councillor Mark MacIver at last...
PORT HOOD: A councillor from Inverness County is raising questions about what criteria is in place to make sure private roads receive proper plowing. Newly-minted councillor John MacLennan said he’s been hearing concerns about snow removal from locals living on...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Town officials here are gearing up for their first crack at hosting the annual island-wide gathering of Cape Breton’s five municipal councils. Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton confirmed at the January 9 regular town council meeting that Port Hawkesbury will...
PORT HOOD: Inverness County recently came a step closer to setting up a by-law that will make it easier for locals to make energy efficient home improvements. The municipal unit passed the second reading of the Property Assessed Clean Energy...
ANTIGONISH: Last week saw the first of what will be a series of joint meetings between town and county councils. The People’s Place Antigonish Town and County Library hosted the first official joint meeting between Antigonish Town and Antigonish Municipal...
ANTIGONISH: The exhibition grounds came up during a recent joint council meeting. During a joint council meeting last week, Antigonish Town and County council members discussed the lease of the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition (ENSE) grounds. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said...
HALIFAX: The dates and locations for public consultations on the highway twinning report have been set. The consultations will present information on how highways can be twinned sooner using tolls. All session are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The...
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