The effort to twin Highway 104 continues to make progress. Last week, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines said the province is looking into more private sector input on the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. A...
After a summer in which extensive infrastructure improvements took place around Port Hawkesbury, town council continues to deal with a number of related issues. During last month’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, Port Hawkesbury Town Council wisely announced it will be installing three...
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...
Despite the fact that only a small fraction of Richmond County residents gave their opinion, a strong majority of those surveyed support a mayoral system for the municipality, and that avenue must be pursued. During the regular monthly meeting of...
Another reason to be optimistic in the economy of the Strait area comes from a trio of companies with exciting plans for the future. The former Minacs Call Centre building in Port Hawkesbury could soon become the site of an...
It seems fitting that the case of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh will not go away. The Reporter has learned that MacIntosh is heading back to Canada soil after the former Strait area businessman was released from a Nepalese prison. MacIntosh’s release comes...
With the provincial election almost over, anticipation is running high as to what will happen on May 30. Without the ability to predict the results, especially considering this province’s tumultuous recent history, reviewing provincial and local results from the 2006,...
The Town of Port Hawkesbury recently broke from a stance taken by past councils in opposing plans for a by-pass in favour of an overhaul of the town’s main street. On February 22, the town issued a press release claiming...
The recent disagreement within a local School Options Committee (SOC) shows the inherent limitations of the private-public partnership (P3) model which financed school construction in the 1990s. The SOC examining the future of five schools in the Town of Antigonish...
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...
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