Tuesday, December 12, 2017


HAMILTON, ONTARIO: The ownership group overseeing a cargo vessel moored at the Port Hawkesbury Pier is vowing that the ship will leave the Strait area by the end of December. Originally slated to leave Port Hawkesbury for Souris, Prince Edward...
ANTIGONISH: The owner of Central Supplies confirmed Tuesday that he is selling the company to the Kent Building Supplies organization. After celebrating the 40th anniversary of Central Supplies this year, Steve Smith noted home improvement is in a transition...
ARICHAT: Richmond County’s new warden has confirmed that the municipality may attempt to recoup funds from expense claims by present and former councillors and municipal staff that have come under the microscope in recent months. Brian Marchand has confirmed that...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A local man says he is unhappy with aspects of the province’s announced carbon pricing plan. Retired engineer Archie Stewart said the province’s carbon pricing plan will affect all Nova Scotians. “They’re saying it’s going to be revenue neutral,”...
PAQ’TNKEK: Representatives from the Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish County, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and CANDO, a national Aboriginal organization involved in community economic development, were in Paq’tnkek last week to begin work...
ARICHAT: A longtime Roman Catholic priest who devoted most of his life to community improvement across the Strait area was laid to rest this week. Fr. John Joseph “J.J.” MacDonald - whose 62 years in the priesthood saw him serving...
ANTIGONISH: It was an opportunity for everyone to learn. Following an invite from the community of Havre Boucher, Coady International Institute students visited the area to gain some practical experience as part of their Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) program. “ was...
ANTIGONISH: A former Prime Minister is praising StFX University’s commitment to aboriginal development while insisting that the federal government, and Canadians in general, must take the concerns and communities of indigenous Canadians seriously. Paul Martin, who held the country’s top...
AINSLIE GLEN: Christmas in Boston will be a little brighter this year due to a Cape Breton first. “Nova Scotia has been contributing a Christmas tree to the people of Boston for decades,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources. “It’s...
ANTIGONISH: It’s a success story on more than one level. Thanks in no small part to some international advertising from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who mentioned Antigonish’s Peace By Chocolate while at the United Nations, demand for the local treats...
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