Monday, December 17, 2018
The federal government was wrong to reverse the awarding of a quota for Arctic surf clam to a First Nations bid that involved a local company. Last February, it was announced by then fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc the department would...
The grounding of a fishing boat off Canso earlier this month, which resulted in the death of the ship’s captain, has raised important questions. On February 6, just a few minutes after leaving Canso, the Fishermen’s Provider II struck the...
A series of recent arrests and charges against Strait area residents for their involvement in the distribution and sale of illegal drugs shows just how bad the drug problem has become. Inverness District RCMP got the ball rolling in January...
As if waiting in traffic for two hours in sweltering late summer heat isn’t enough, motorists were further insulted when officials responsible for the delay pointed fingers rather than taking responsibility. After a number of lengthy delays at the Canso...
With the votes cast and ballots counted, the unofficial numbers of the May 30 provincial election provided by Elections Nova Scotia have many stories to tell. Without a doubt, the biggest story of the night was the ouster of veteran...
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,...
Now approaching 40 years as a healthcare facility, the Strait-Richmond Hospital needs work. During a meeting of the Richmond County Seniors’ Council on May 11 at the Riverdale Community Centre, Strait-Richmond Hospital facility manager Kathy Chisholm told the group that...
A study commissioned by the provincial government threw cold water on plans to twin highways in some parts of the Strait area, but also opened the possibility for upgrades to other sections of Highway 104. A report from CBCL Limited...
Volunteers on Isle Madame have been busy carrying out repairs to three church buildings. In October, HBJ Contractors removed the steeple, cross and bell from St. Joseph’s Church in Petit de Grat. Project lead Robert Fougere said the need for repairs...
After a three-year stay on the Port Hawkesbury waterfront, a well-known vessel finally departed last month. The MV Dutch Runner left the Strait of Canso Superport Corporation (SCSC) Pier in Port Hawkesbury on August 18. The ship originally docked in October...
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