Tuesday, November 21, 2017


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...
A new contest to help aspiring business owners is a great idea. The Eastern Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) recently unveiled its “Start-Up Port Hawkesbury” contest scheduled for September. The project will have entrepreneurs making their pitches in front of a...
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...
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...
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...
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