The Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Municipality of the County of Richmond are joining forces on a couple of fronts. During the regular monthly meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council on March 5, councillors passed a motion from an...
Two recent stories have highlighted how far Canada has gone in terms of cannabis legalization and how far this country still has to go. On February 26 in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the cannabis company Tasty Budd’s, which has an...
As the federal Liberals try to stave-off more controversy as a result of the SNC Lavalin affair, the government does deserve credit for a wise expenditure of public funds. On February 12 at the Petit de Grat campus of Université...
In the drive to find employment for local residents, the Strait area may have missed the boat on the benefits of immigrants, and that oversight must be rectified. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Cape Breton welcomed only 190...
The controversy surrounding the lane configuration for the Destination Reeves Street project underscores the need for a by-pass around the town. During the regular monthly meeting on February 5, town councillors in Port Hawkesbury unanimously defeated a motion to remove...
Despite the fact that only a small fraction of Richmond County residents gave their opinion, a strong majority of those surveyed support a mayoral system for the municipality, and that avenue must be pursued. During the regular monthly meeting of...
Stopping a much needed project that offers so much promise for Port Hawkesbury, all because of a disagreement over the number of lanes, is unnecessary. During January’s regular meeting, town council decided to turn to its funding partners, the Atlantic...
Recent news stories have once again highlighted the shortcomings in the province’s healthcare system, and in particular, how services are delivered in the Strait area. Just before the end of the year, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and the...
On the heels of Highland Grow Inc. being approved by Health Canada to start producing cannabis in Antigonish County, and a glowing economic impact study from Port Hawkesbury Paper, comes more good news. On January 8, First Nation, federal, provincial,...
A recent review of the largest industrial employer in Cape Breton and the leader in supercalendered paper manufacturing in North America confirms that it continues to drive the economy. In the fall of 2018, Port Hawkesbury Paper LP (PHP) partnered...
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