Sunday, July 15, 2018
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,...
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...
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 questions from the opposition benches over protected Acadian and African Nova Scotian electoral boundaries are missing the bigger picture. Recently, Progressive Conservative Acadian Affairs critic Chris d’Entremont called on Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson to step aside as the...
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...
With 2016 now a recent memory, there is hope that 2017 will be filled with good news stories across the four counties. The popular opinion is that 2016 was a terrible year globally, but in the Strait area alone, the...
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...
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 Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) deserves criticism for its inability to repair the Lennox Passage Lift Bridge before the start of the boating season. Recently, Lennox Passage Yacht Club commodore Teddy Poirier said he was told by...
Two recent events illustrate how difficult it is to maintaining historic buildings and properties without the proper resources. On September 5, the historic Commercial Cable Station in Hazel Hill came down. In 1884, the newly created Commercial Cable Company established its...
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