Saturday, October 21, 2017


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...
With the governing Liberals expected to call an election after introducing the budget at the end of this month, there is speculation about what will happen when Nova Scotians soon go the polls.On April 27, the provincial government will...
The recent disagreement within a local School Options Committee (SOC) shows the inherent limitations of the private-public partnership (P3) model which financed school construction in the 1990s.The SOC examining the future of five schools in the Town of Antigonish...
It was disturbing to hear there are still communication problems that arise when the Canso Causeway is closed.Recently at Inverness Municipal Council, councillor John Dowling talked about a fatal collision at around 2:49 p.m. on April 1 between a...
With the provincial election almost over, anticipation is running high as to what will happen on May 30.Without the ability to predict the results, especially considering this province’s tumultuous recent history, reviewing provincial and local results from the 2006,...
There was been a whirlwind of activity surrounding contract negotiations between the Government of Nova Scotia and the province’s teachers.On November 28, the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union (NSTU) announced their intention to exercise their work-to-rule option, so that on...
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...
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...
It was not surprising that a legal challenge of changes to provincial electoral boundaries was successful.On January 24, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal concluded a 2012 change to Nova Scotia’s electoral boundaries violated Section 3 of the Canadian...
A new contest to help aspiring business owners is a great idea.The Eastern Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) recently unveiled its “Start-Up Port Hawkesbury” contest scheduled for September. The project will have entrepreneurs making their pitches in front of a...
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