Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Could any government have changed the minds of TransCanada Pipeline Corporation, which recently cancelled the proposed Energy East Pipeline project? During an October 6 sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon asked why the provincial government...
Hopefully, politicians, representatives, officials, business owners, and municipalities around the Strait area will be successful in fighting against the loss of a valued service. During the October 3 meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council, Russ Adams of Property Valuation Services...
It is dismaying that minorities in Nova Scotia have to continue fighting for basic human rights. On September 25, Centre La Picasse was the site for a forum on effective representation hosted by a commission tasked with consulting Acadians, Francophones...
Two recent events illustrate how difficult it is to maintaining historic buildings and properties without the proper resources. On September 5, the historic Commercial Cable Station in Hazel Hill came down. In 1884, the newly created Commercial Cable Company established its...
The Strait area was deeply affected by the recent passing of former Member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister Allan J. MacEachen. MacEachen passed away on September 12 at the age of 96. He was born and raised in Inverness...
On September 9, Tareq Hadhad and his family cut the ribbon on their new Peace By Chocolate factory in Antigonish. Tareq was the first of his family to arrive in Antigonish, after leaving the war torn country of Syria. When...
There was an unexpected, but nonetheless welcome, item of good news for local residents, fishermen and boaters. Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently confirmed plans by the Canadian Coast Guard to replace the lighthouse on Jerseyman’s Island - just off Arichat...
A string of police raids on homes and stores across Nova Scotia late last month demonstrate the size of the grey-zone surrounding drug laws. On August 24, following an eight-month investigation, the RCMP executed nine search warrants at five marijuana...
A bit of outside-the-box thinking might go a long way toward remedying the issue of wharves in Port Hood and on Port Hood Island. The wharves were dealt something of a death blow on December 16 of last year when...
A 32-year-old woman was killed on August 12. Her name was Heather Heyer. She was struck by a vehicle in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen other people were injured in the incident. The reason Heyer was in Charlottesville was to counter-protest a...
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