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...
The recent announcement that Isle Madame native, former Strait area lawyer and current Nova Scotia Supreme court Justice Arthur Joseph LeBlanc will be Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant Governor was great news for many reasons. Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
It was encouraging that Richmond Municipal Council was able to pass a balanced budget on time, and equally disheartening that this same elected body was unable to approve changes to its travel expense policy. During a special meeting on April...
A series of recent arrests and charges against Strait area residents for their involvement in the distribution and sale of illegal drugs shows just how bad the drug problem has become. Inverness District RCMP got the ball rolling in January...
A contest for new businesses has the potential to not only help entrepreneurs but improve the local ecomomy. On July 1, the Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) and the Town of Port Hawkesbury launched “Start Up Port Hawkesbury,” a contest...
As if waiting in traffic for two hours in sweltering late summer heat isn’t enough, motorists were further insulted when officials responsible for the delay pointed fingers rather than taking responsibility. After a number of lengthy delays at the Canso...
Hard work. There’s just no substitution for it. And, as a result of hard work, a family business in Antigonish is looking to double its workforce from 25 people to 50. Of course, for the Hadhad family, the value of...
As if the start of summer, the end of school, work vacations and great weather isn’t enough, a few stories arose recently that were definitely welcome news. Perhaps the biggest story of all was the provincial funding...
In the August 29 edition, The Reporter is publishing a four-page spread looking into the legalization of cannabis across Canada on October 17. In addition to an article from The Reporter detailing the challenges to policing presented by legalization –...
The provincial government deserves kudos for proceeding with a plan to bring high speed Internet access to more parts of Nova Scotia, but how exactly that will be financed, remains unknown. On June 4, the Department of Business released the...
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