Federal tax changes affecting councillors seems to be unwelcome news for municipalities around the Strait area. During the November meeting of council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, councillors voted against a motion to increase their stipend. The pay...
The recent trade war between the United States and Canada has provided people around the world with plenty to talk about, but if enacted, or increased, new or more tariffs on exported and imported goods could have a very...
Some Strait area residents have not only been left without power for prolonged periods of time during inclement weather, but also phone service. On Christmas day, 14,564 people in the Strait area were left without juice due to a winter...
Efforts to provide assistance and comfort to crew members on a boat that has been docked at the wharf in Port Hawkesbury for more than a year are certainly heartwarming. Five crew members of the Dutch Runner – including three...
After six years in government, the McNeil Liberals are transforming from the spend-thrift deficit hawks who first took office. On March 26, Finance Minister Karen Casey tabled Budget 2019-2020, the government’s fourth consecutive balanced budget, which...
As has been stated in this very space in the not-too-distant past, there is room for only one fully-functioning airport in Inverness County at the moment. The day before a meeting of Inverness Municipal Council on June...
The recent debate over education spending and staffing raises the question whether the province’s opposition parties are more interested in agitating Nova Scotians than offering solutions. On May 2, the provincial government announced that students across the...
The effort to twin Highway 104 continues to make progress. Last week, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines said the province is looking into more private sector input on the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. A...
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...
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...
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