National Newspapers Week is running from October 1-5 and this is an opportune time to remind readers of the vital role of community newspapers. A recent survey of Canadians 18 and older conducted by Totem Research, on behalf of News...
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...
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 recent feature by Advocate Media showed that the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is rightfully concerned with the almost 150 vacancies for family physicians and specialists in the province. In the Eastern Zone, which covers all of Cape Breton,...
The next federal election is going to take place on October 21, 2019 and it is shaping up to be a very competitive one. With the Liberals and Conservatives jockeying for first place in national polls, the NDP struggling for...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a federal government investment of $90 million to twin a 38-kilometre section of Highway 104 between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. The Prime Minister said the work on Highway 104 is about improving safety, creating...
Recent funding decisions by the federal and provincial governments can help upgrade high speed Internet service throughout the Strait area. On March 15, Premier Stephen McNeil announced the province was providing more than $120 million in one-time funding, generated from...
Although the aforementioned voter turn-out for recent school board and municipal elections was disturbingly low, it is encouraging that the Strait area’s elected bodies will have a new look in the coming four-year term. Richmond County saw one of the...
With municipal and school board elections in the Strait area now over, one important question remains; why did so few people vote? On October 15, after voters across the region went to the polls to choose mayors, councillors or school...
With summer having arrived here in the local area, people in Port Hawkesbury and Richmond County won’t have to look far in order to take advantage of programs offered by the local municipalities.  The benefits of physical activity are well-documented....
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