October 27 will be a big day for Progressive Conservatives in the province as the party’s leadership convention will be held in Halifax. The convention will see a new leader of the party elected, as five candidates are vying...
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...
Could any government have changed the minds of TransCanada Pipeline Corporation, which recently cancelled the proposed Energy East Pipeline project? During an October 6 sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon asked why the provincial government...
A former Canadian Prime Minister returned to the Strait area recently, and after this visit, the region’s largest educational institution will be forever changed. On October 26, StFX alumnus and former PM Brian Mulroney returned to the Antigonish campus to...
The federal court recently made a ruling which was significant in maintaining the current owner-operator policy for the inshore fishery, while recognizing that current policies discriminate against those with disabilities. On May 24, Justice Sylvie Roussel...
The provincial government is enacting legislation to clarify what can and cannot be done along Nova Scotia’s coastlines. On March 12, Environment Minister Margaret Miller introduced the new Coastal Protection Act. Because climate change means rising sea levels, flooding and...
A recent report suggesting the Province of Nova Scotia concentrate port development in Halifax is justifiably drawing criticism. Recently, CPCS Consultants issued a report that recommended efforts at terminal development take precedence in the Halifax Regional Municipality, over areas of...
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...
In the August 29 edition, The Reporter is publishing a four-page spread looking into the legalization of cannabis across Canada on October 17. In addition to an article from The Reporter detailing the challenges to policing presented by legalization –...
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...
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