Friday, February 9, 2018


HALIFAX: Business consultant, farmer and Isle Madame native Alana Paon will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Cape Breton-Richmond in the upcoming provincial election. Paon was officially acclaimed on February 1. “We are currently plagued with a government in Halifax that...
GUYSBOROUGH: A full gallery let council know their feelings on a proposed lifestyle centre. During last week’s council of the whole meeting for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, council members heard a presentation from Concerned Citizens United, a...
ANTIGONISH: During a recent joint council meeting, Antigonish Town Council and Antigonish Municipal Council members received an update on the status of the town and fringe sewer system capacity along with some preliminary findings from an environmental assessment. “The main...
MELFORD: The spokesperson for a local terminal project said project backers are still waiting to hear on a carrier agreement. Richie Mann, vice president of marketing for Melford International Terminal, said backers continue to move forward with the Melford Atlantic...
WAYCOBAH: The search of a home in this community resulted in the seizure of drugs and possession charges against two people. On February 16, the Street Crime Enforcement Unit of Inverness District RCMP searched a Waycobah First Nation residence, following an...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Strait Area Transit’s fixed-route service in Inverness County will now include a new, larger vehicle, as the result of a successful application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB). A February 9 UARB decision confirms the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Nova Scotia Power (NSP) plans to break ground by the end of February on a new transmission line crossing at Auld’s Cove. The new crossing will separate the two existing sets of lines that currently cross the Strait...
STRAIT AREA: Mother Nature decided to flex her muscles last week. A string of snow days forced closures across the Strait area between February 10 and February 17. Environment Canada meteorologist Bob Robichaud said weather spotters in the Antigonish area...
STRAIT AREA: Hundreds of teachers held protests across the region last Friday, as thousands of their colleagues descended on the provincial legislature in Halifax to protest Bill 75, the Liberal government’s attempt to legislate a new four-year contract between...
ANTIGONISH: The RCMP has suspended its search for a missing man. “The search will continue when conditions improve,” stated an RCMP press release issued on Tuesday morning. Antigonish District RCMP began searching for 23-year-old Craig Joseph Perry after receiving a call...
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