Tuesday, December 12, 2017


A string of police raids on homes and stores across Nova Scotia late last month demonstrate the size of the grey-zone surrounding drug laws. On August 24, following an eight-month investigation, the RCMP executed nine search warrants at five marijuana...
A bit of outside-the-box thinking might go a long way toward remedying the issue of wharves in Port Hood and on Port Hood Island. The wharves were dealt something of a death blow on December 16 of last year when...
A 32-year-old woman was killed on August 12. Her name was Heather Heyer. She was struck by a vehicle in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen other people were injured in the incident. The reason Heyer was in Charlottesville was to counter-protest a...
Even though they belong to different political parties and represent ridings on opposite coasts, two Members of Parliament agree that action is needed to clean up, dispose and fund the removal of unwanted vessels. Late last month, Nanaimo-Ladysmith (British Columbia)...
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...
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...
Another example of how outside-the-box thinking that can greatly benefit the Strait area took place recently during a community festival. For the annual Seaside Lobsterfest, two local fishermen volunteered to become tour guides, which attracted approximately 250 people. The tours hosted...
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...
Recent meetings of Inverness council have seen the municipal unit divided when it comes to the proposed expansion of the Margaree airport. Sadly, there really ought to be little debate on the matter. Simply put, the tax payers of Inverness...
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...
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