Friday, January 18, 2019
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...
News out of the parole hearing for Dwayne Matthew Samson drove home an aspect of this terrible story that makes it all the more disturbing. On June 12, the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) granted Samson day parole, with leave...
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...
A new council has been elected and the Municipality of the County of Richmond is at a pivotal chapter in its history. With the results of a forensic audit now in the hands of elected officials and staff, and the...
The provincial government has done Nova Scotians a disservice when it comes to the legalization of cannabis. Following consultation with Nova Scotians, health experts, law enforcement officials, municipalities, and other stakeholders, the province announced key decisions about the legalization of...
The Strait area recently received two items of good news when the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust (NSNT) both announced the protection of properties in Cape Breton. On October 11, the NCC announced the...
As was the case with the Meghan Trainor concert in September, 2016, the Strait area has once again proven itself more than capable of hosting large scale events. On May 30, over 2,300 people gathered at the Port Hawkesbury Airport...
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....
A recent report suggesting the Province of Nova Scotia concentrate port development in Halifax is justifiably drawing criticism. Recently, CPCS Consultants issued a report that recommended efforts at terminal development take precedence in the Halifax Regional Municipality, over areas of...
Without a doubt, there are major problems within the public education system in Nova Scotia. These past few months of negotiations - although side-tracked at times by issues like wages, pensions and long service awards – made it clear that...
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