Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Even though they belong to different political parties and represent ridings on opposite coasts, two Members of Parliament agree that action is needed to clean up, dispose and fund the removal of unwanted vessels. Late last month, Nanaimo-Ladysmith (British Columbia)...
Living in a corner of the world like ours, where outmigration is an ever-present reality, we should always congratulate entrepreneurs who make things happen right here at home. In Antigonish, a refugee family is establishing itself as one of our...
White or black, Christian or Muslim, male or female. A newly minted Canadian who recently arrived from Syria, or a fifth generation Canadian who traces his heritage back to Edinburgh. Gay or straight, conservative or liberal, young or old.   It...
Another example of how outside-the-box thinking that can greatly benefit the Strait area took place recently during a community festival. For the annual Seaside Lobsterfest, two local fishermen volunteered to become tour guides, which attracted approximately 250 people. The tours hosted...
A contest for new businesses has the potential to not only help entrepreneurs but improve the local ecomomy. On July 1, the Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) and the Town of Port Hawkesbury launched “Start Up Port Hawkesbury,” a contest...
Recent meetings of Inverness council have seen the municipal unit divided when it comes to the proposed expansion of the Margaree airport. Sadly, there really ought to be little debate on the matter. Simply put, the tax payers of Inverness...
Last week, high schools across Nova Scotia saw mortarboards tossed into the air following the graduation ceremonies of Grade 12 students. It’s an exciting time for our youth as they leave the classroom and prepare for higher education or...
With summer having arrived here in the local area, people in Port Hawkesbury and Richmond County won’t have to look far in order to take advantage of programs offered by the local municipalities.  The benefits of physical activity are well-documented....
The recent announcement that Isle Madame native, former Strait area lawyer and current Nova Scotia Supreme court Justice Arthur Joseph LeBlanc will be Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant Governor was great news for many reasons. Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
The Strait area received some good news recently as it was announced that the Dundee Resort and Golf Club has new ownership. On June 1, long-time owner Scott MacAulay passed the keys to new owner Sonny Grewal, who recently relocated...
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