Thursday, September 20, 2018
As was the case with the Meghan Trainor concert in September, 2016, the Strait area has once again proven itself more than capable of hosting large scale events. On May 30, over 2,300 people gathered at the Port Hawkesbury Airport...
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) deserves criticism for its inability to repair the Lennox Passage Lift Bridge before the start of the boating season. Recently, Lennox Passage Yacht Club commodore Teddy Poirier said he was told by...
Now approaching 40 years as a healthcare facility, the Strait-Richmond Hospital needs work. During a meeting of the Richmond County Seniors’ Council on May 11 at the Riverdale Community Centre, Strait-Richmond Hospital facility manager Kathy Chisholm told the group that...
The recent passing of two lobster fishermen in waters just off Port Hood was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers in making a living from the sea. On May 12, at around 6 a.m., the Ocean Star II capsized...
The Reporter’s annual “Industrial Forecast and Review” supplement to the weekly newspaper is now available. In the supplement, this paper speaks with the owners, operators, officials, and others involved with the major industry, employers, businesses, services, infrastructure, and suppliers in...
It was encouraging that Richmond Municipal Council was able to pass a balanced budget on time, and equally disheartening that this same elected body was unable to approve changes to its travel expense policy. During a special meeting on April...
Hopefully, the efforts of a local student looking to establish a more environmentally-friendly way of dealing with organic waste in the Town of Port Hawkesbury will be successful. Chad Kelly, a second-year Natural Resources and Environmental Technologies student at Nova...
Two recent cases where dying Strait area residents were unable to receive even an acceptable level of palliative care show how sick the healthcare system really is. Last month, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon questioned Premier Stephen McNeil and Health...
These last few months, representatives from Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue (SAGSR) have made the rounds to visit with municipal council units. The SAGSR volunteers have presented an overview of the service they offer. They’ve also been asking...
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...
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