Wednesday, May 23, 2018


The recent decision by the provincial government to introduce sweeping changes to the education system has generated strong opinions. On January 24, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Zack Churchill, announced the province will adopt the recommendations outlined...
After 66 years in the priesthood and after recently turning 93 years of age, Father Hughie D. MacDonald has decided to retire. Fr. MacDonald said his plan is to continue working until living space becomes available at the facility which...
Municipal councils deserve support in lobbying the provincial government to add Unama’ki to the “Welcome to Cape Breton” sign at the Canso Causeway. At January’s regular monthly meeting, Port Hawkesbury Town Council approved a draft of a letter to be...
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...
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...
The provincial government has done Nova Scotians a disservice when it comes to the legalization of cannabis. Following consultation with Nova Scotians, health experts, law enforcement officials, municipalities, and other stakeholders, the province announced key decisions about the legalization of...
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...
Only two months after the death of Allan J. MacEachen, comes the loss of another Strait area political icon. On November 23, Gerald “Gerry” Joseph Doucet died in Halifax at the age of 80. Born on May 4, 1937 to Marie...
Volunteers on Isle Madame have been busy carrying out repairs to three church buildings. In October, HBJ Contractors removed the steeple, cross and bell from St. Joseph’s Church in Petit de Grat. Project lead Robert Fougere said the need for repairs...
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...
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