The controversy surrounding the lane configuration for the Destination Reeves Street project underscores the need for a by-pass around the town. During the regular monthly meeting on February 5, town councillors in Port Hawkesbury unanimously defeated a motion to remove...
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...
Although the aforementioned voter turn-out for recent school board and municipal elections was disturbingly low, it is encouraging that the Strait area’s elected bodies will have a new look in the coming four-year term. Richmond County saw one of the...
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...
The federal government was wrong to reverse the awarding of a quota for Arctic surf clam to a First Nations bid that involved a local company. Last February, it was announced by then fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc the department would...
Hopefully, politicians, representatives, officials, business owners, and municipalities around the Strait area will be successful in fighting against the loss of a valued service. During the October 3 meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council, Russ Adams of Property Valuation Services...
The recent meeting between councils with the Town of Antigonish and Municipality of Antigonish County is a harbinger of things to come. On January 10, the municipal councils met at the People’s Place Library in Antigonish. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said...
The grounding of a fishing boat off Canso earlier this month, which resulted in the death of the ship’s captain, has raised important questions. On February 6, just a few minutes after leaving Canso, the Fishermen’s Provider II struck the...
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...
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...
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