Thursday, December 14, 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...
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...
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...
Not just because everyone else has done it, there are many other good reasons why Nova Scotia needs to establish a child advocate office. On October 26, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted an information session...
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...
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...
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...
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