Despite the fact that only a small fraction of Richmond County residents gave their opinion, a strong majority of those surveyed support a mayoral system for the municipality, and that avenue must be pursued. During the regular monthly meeting of...
Stopping a much needed project that offers so much promise for Port Hawkesbury, all because of a disagreement over the number of lanes, is unnecessary. During January’s regular meeting, town council decided to turn to its funding partners, the Atlantic...
Recent news stories have once again highlighted the shortcomings in the province’s healthcare system, and in particular, how services are delivered in the Strait area. Just before the end of the year, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and the...
On the heels of Highland Grow Inc. being approved by Health Canada to start producing cannabis in Antigonish County, and a glowing economic impact study from Port Hawkesbury Paper, comes more good news. On January 8, First Nation, federal, provincial,...
A recent review of the largest industrial employer in Cape Breton and the leader in supercalendered paper manufacturing in North America confirms that it continues to drive the economy. In the fall of 2018, Port Hawkesbury Paper LP (PHP) partnered...
After another whirlwind year in which change occurred quickly, and in some instances without warning, come thoughts of what lies ahead for the coming 12 months. In the absence of provincial or municipal elections this year, one of the biggest...
The past year in the Strait area was a microcosm of these rapidly-changing times. This region was not immune to the challenges and advantages presented by this time in human history, in which change is occurring so quickly and...
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...
Another reason to be optimistic in the economy of the Strait area comes from a trio of companies with exciting plans for the future. The former Minacs Call Centre building in Port Hawkesbury could soon become the site of an...
Editor's note: This editorial has been edited from the published version. The family of Cassidy Bernard contends they have not been contacted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's Office. The Reporter sincerely apologizes for the error.   The outpouring of support...
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