Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The recent announcement that Isle Madame native, former Strait area lawyer and current Nova Scotia Supreme court Justice Arthur Joseph LeBlanc will be Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant Governor was great news for many reasons. Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
With 2017 in the books and a new year underway, this is an opportune time to review and look ahead. One of the most significant stories from the past year took place early last January with a tragic murder-suicide in...
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...
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...
Efforts to attract and retain more immigrants deserve the support of the community and all levels of government. At Port Hawkesbury’s November town council meeting, vice president of development for New Dawn, Erika Shea, said bringing in more immigrants facilitates...
The recent passing of two lobster fishermen in waters just off Port Hood was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers in making a living from the sea. On May 12, at around 6 a.m., the Ocean Star II capsized...
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted its annual State of the Strait Region Business Update at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on March 21. SACOC executive director Amanda Mombourquette explained the update is an opportunity to showcase accomplishments...
It was a good week at The Reporter. Last week, staff here received word regarding at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNA). As the name suggests, the annual awards event celebrates the best in English and French-language community newspapers across...
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...
On October 17 Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. In Nova Scotia, 12 Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) outlets, including Antigonish, are currently providing cannabis to customers. The location at 151 Church...
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