Sunday, June 24, 2018


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,...
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...
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...
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...
After 66 years in the priesthood and after recently turning 93 years of age, Father Hughie D. MacDonald has decided to retire. Fr. MacDonald said his plan is to continue working until living space becomes available at the facility which...
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...
The effort to twin Highway 104 continues to make progress. Last week, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines said the province is looking into more private sector input on the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. A...
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...
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