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...
October 27 will be a big day for Progressive Conservatives in the province as the party’s leadership convention will be held in Halifax. The convention will see a new leader of the party elected, as five candidates are vying...
A lot of negativity was avoided when the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union (NSTU) and the provincial government agreed to sit down face-to-face. Late last month, the president of the NSTU, Liette Doucet, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil met to...
The dissolution process for the Town of Mulgrave is being held up, and not for a good reason. Following the recent regular monthly meeting of Mulgrave Town Council, Mayor Ralph Hadley commented on a meeting with the Municipality of the...
Too often, the word hero gets thrown around lightly. It has been applied to those who help, to those who succeed, to those who put in effort, and those whose generosity knows no bounds. And while it can be argued such...
White or black, Christian or Muslim, male or female. A newly minted Canadian who recently arrived from Syria, or a fifth generation Canadian who traces his heritage back to Edinburgh. Gay or straight, conservative or liberal, young or old.   It...
Last week, high schools across Nova Scotia saw mortarboards tossed into the air following the graduation ceremonies of Grade 12 students. It’s an exciting time for our youth as they leave the classroom and prepare for higher education or...
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 in...
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...
Approximately 1,027 athletes from across the country visited the local area last week to participate in the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games. The opening ceremonies took place on July 31 at the Keating Millennium Center, and athletic events took...
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