On the heels of Highland Grow Inc. being approved by Health Canada to start producing cannabis in Antigonish County, and a glowing economic impact study from Port Hawkesbury Paper, comes more good news. On January 8, First Nation, federal, provincial,...
Recent news stories have once again highlighted the shortcomings in the province’s healthcare system, and in particular, how services are delivered in the Strait area. Just before the end of the year, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and the...
It is long past time for the Dutch Runner to leave the Strait of Canso. Originally slated to steam from Port Hawkesbury to Souris, PEI in December 2015, local officials promised the vessel would depart last summer, then the ship’s...
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...
After another whirlwind year in which change occurred quickly, and in some instances without warning, come thoughts of what lies ahead for the coming 12 months. In the absence of provincial or municipal elections this year, one of the biggest...
The controversy surrounding the lane configuration for the Destination Reeves Street project underscores the need for a by-pass around the town. During the regular monthly meeting on February 5, town councillors in Port Hawkesbury unanimously defeated a motion to remove...
Stopping a much needed project that offers so much promise for Port Hawkesbury, all because of a disagreement over the number of lanes, is unnecessary. During January’s regular meeting, town council decided to turn to its funding partners, the Atlantic...
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...
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