Sunday, July 15, 2018
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...
Not just because everyone else has done it, there are many other good reasons why Nova Scotia needs to establish a child advocate office. On October 26, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted an information session...
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, during the 11th month, we gather to remember the sacrifices of those who served and continue to serve their country. Those who lost their lives in service to their country, or to...
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