Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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...
The Strait area recently received two items of good news when the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust (NSNT) both announced the protection of properties in Cape Breton. On October 11, the NCC announced the...
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...
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...
It is dismaying that minorities in Nova Scotia have to continue fighting for basic human rights. On September 25, Centre La Picasse was the site for a forum on effective representation hosted by a commission tasked with consulting Acadians, Francophones...
Two recent events illustrate how difficult it is to maintaining historic buildings and properties without the proper resources. On September 5, the historic Commercial Cable Station in Hazel Hill came down. In 1884, the newly created Commercial Cable Company established its...
The Strait area was deeply affected by the recent passing of former Member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister Allan J. MacEachen. MacEachen passed away on September 12 at the age of 96. He was born and raised in Inverness...
On September 9, Tareq Hadhad and his family cut the ribbon on their new Peace By Chocolate factory in Antigonish. Tareq was the first of his family to arrive in Antigonish, after leaving the war torn country of Syria. When...
There was an unexpected, but nonetheless welcome, item of good news for local residents, fishermen and boaters. Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently confirmed plans by the Canadian Coast Guard to replace the lighthouse on Jerseyman’s Island - just off Arichat...
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