Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted its annual State of the Strait Region Business Update at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on March 21. SACOC executive director Amanda Mombourquette explained the update is an opportunity to showcase accomplishments...
The community of Arichat, and the entirety of Isle Madame, received very good news recently. On February 26, Richmond Municipal Council confirmed it is proceeding with a long-awaited sidewalk project for the village of Arichat. During the regular monthly council meeting,...
Recent funding decisions by the federal and provincial governments can help upgrade high speed Internet service throughout the Strait area. On March 15, Premier Stephen McNeil announced the province was providing more than $120 million in one-time funding, generated from...
A lot of negativity was avoided when the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union (NSTU) and the provincial government agreed to sit down face-to-face. Late last month, the president of the NSTU, Liette Doucet, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil met to...
While it is vital that all local healthcare stakeholders work together, without long-term and deep financial investments from government, the system will continue to fail. On February 23, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) hosted a community information session in...
On February 10, the Town of Port Hawkesbury hosted the first in a series of events designed to get girls moving while celebrating themselves and each other. Approximately 31 girls ranging in age from 11 to 14 took part in...
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...
The provincial government is rightly receiving a lot of criticism of its new plan for the sale of cannabis. On January 30, Mark Furey, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, along with Bret Mitchell, president and CEO of the Nova...
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...
After 66 years in the priesthood and after recently turning 93 years of age, Father Hughie D. MacDonald has decided to retire. Fr. MacDonald said his plan is to continue working until living space becomes available at the facility which...
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