Tuesday, May 22, 2018


A contest for new businesses has the potential to not only help entrepreneurs but improve the local ecomomy. On July 1, the Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) and the Town of Port Hawkesbury launched “Start Up Port Hawkesbury,” a contest...
The Strait area was deeply affected by the recent passing of former Member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister Allan J. MacEachen. MacEachen passed away on September 12 at the age of 96. He was born and raised in Inverness...
Could any government have changed the minds of TransCanada Pipeline Corporation, which recently cancelled the proposed Energy East Pipeline project? During an October 6 sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon asked why the provincial government...
Two recent cases where dying Strait area residents were unable to receive even an acceptable level of palliative care show how sick the healthcare system really is. Last month, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon questioned Premier Stephen McNeil and Health...
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, during the 11th month, we gather to remember the sacrifices of those who served and continue to serve their country. Those who lost their lives in service to their country, or to...
The Strait area received some good news recently as it was announced that the Dundee Resort and Golf Club has new ownership. On June 1, long-time owner Scott MacAulay passed the keys to new owner Sonny Grewal, who recently relocated...
It was encouraging that Richmond Municipal Council was able to pass a balanced budget on time, and equally disheartening that this same elected body was unable to approve changes to its travel expense policy. During a special meeting on April...
The provincial government is rightly receiving a lot of criticism of its new plan for the sale of cannabis. On January 30, Mark Furey, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, along with Bret Mitchell, president and CEO of the Nova...
On February 10, the Town of Port Hawkesbury hosted the first in a series of events designed to get girls moving while celebrating themselves and each other. Approximately 31 girls ranging in age from 11 to 14 took part in...
Living in a corner of the world like ours, where outmigration is an ever-present reality, we should always congratulate entrepreneurs who make things happen right here at home. In Antigonish, a refugee family is establishing itself as one of our...
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