Sunday, June 24, 2018


The recent passing of two lobster fishermen in waters just off Port Hood was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers in making a living from the sea. On May 12, at around 6 a.m., the Ocean Star II capsized...
The Reporter’s annual “Industrial Forecast and Review” supplement to the weekly newspaper is now available. In the supplement, this paper speaks with the owners, operators, officials, and others involved with the major industry, employers, businesses, services, infrastructure, and suppliers in...
It was encouraging that Richmond Municipal Council was able to pass a balanced budget on time, and equally disheartening that this same elected body was unable to approve changes to its travel expense policy. During a special meeting on April...
Hopefully, the efforts of a local student looking to establish a more environmentally-friendly way of dealing with organic waste in the Town of Port Hawkesbury will be successful. Chad Kelly, a second-year Natural Resources and Environmental Technologies student at Nova...
Two recent cases where dying Strait area residents were unable to receive even an acceptable level of palliative care show how sick the healthcare system really is. Last month, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon questioned Premier Stephen McNeil and Health...
These last few months, representatives from Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue (SAGSR) have made the rounds to visit with municipal council units. The SAGSR volunteers have presented an overview of the service they offer. They’ve also been asking...
The effort to twin Highway 104 continues to make progress. Last week, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines said the province is looking into more private sector input on the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. A...
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted its annual State of the Strait Region Business Update at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on March 21. SACOC executive director Amanda Mombourquette explained the update is an opportunity to showcase accomplishments...
The community of Arichat, and the entirety of Isle Madame, received very good news recently. On February 26, Richmond Municipal Council confirmed it is proceeding with a long-awaited sidewalk project for the village of Arichat. During the regular monthly council meeting,...
Recent funding decisions by the federal and provincial governments can help upgrade high speed Internet service throughout the Strait area. On March 15, Premier Stephen McNeil announced the province was providing more than $120 million in one-time funding, generated from...
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