Friday, August 18, 2017


Without a doubt, there are major problems within the public education system in Nova Scotia. These past few months of negotiations - although side-tracked at times by issues like wages, pensions and long service awards – made it clear that...
The dissolution process for the Town of Mulgrave is being held up, and not for a good reason. Following the recent regular monthly meeting of Mulgrave Town Council, Mayor Ralph Hadley commented on a meeting with the Municipality of the...
It was not surprising that a legal challenge of changes to provincial electoral boundaries was successful. On January 24, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal concluded a 2012 change to Nova Scotia’s electoral boundaries violated Section 3 of the Canadian...
A study commissioned by the provincial government threw cold water on plans to twin highways in some parts of the Strait area, but also opened the possibility for upgrades to other sections of Highway 104. A report from CBCL Limited...
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...
It is long past time for the Dutch Runner to leave the Strait of Canso. Originally slated to steam from Port Hawkesbury to Souris, PEI in December 2015, local officials promised the vessel would depart last summer, then the ship’s...
With 2016 now a recent memory, there is hope that 2017 will be filled with good news stories across the four counties. The popular opinion is that 2016 was a terrible year globally, but in the Strait area alone, the...
By many accounts, 2016 was a year worth forgetting, but that overlooks the many positive stories which took place over the past year. Richmond County was the site of one of the biggest stories of the past year as the...
A recent presentation from the secretary of the Mabou Farmers Market to Inverness Municipal Council offered some very positive news. Michelle Smith appeared before council on December 5 to let them know that the market just completed its 10th season. Smith...
There was been a whirlwind of activity surrounding contract negotiations between the Government of Nova Scotia and the province’s teachers. On November 28, the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union (NSTU) announced their intention to exercise their work-to-rule option, so that on...
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