Saturday, June 15, 2019
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...
It was disturbing to hear there are still communication problems that arise when the Canso Causeway is closed. Recently at Inverness Municipal Council, councillor John Dowling talked about a fatal collision at around 2:49 p.m. on April 1 between a...
Not just because everyone else has done it, there are many other good reasons why Nova Scotia needs to establish a child advocate office. On October 26, the Strait Region Society for Children, Youth, and Families hosted an information session...
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...
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...
Hopefully, politicians, representatives, officials, business owners, and municipalities around the Strait area will be successful in fighting against the loss of a valued service. During the October 3 meeting of Port Hawkesbury Town Council, Russ Adams of Property Valuation Services...
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...
Municipal councils deserve support in lobbying the provincial government to add Unama’ki to the “Welcome to Cape Breton” sign at the Canso Causeway. At January’s regular monthly meeting, Port Hawkesbury Town Council approved a draft of a letter to be...
The government of former Premier Darrell Dexter made such a mess in 2012, that attempts are still being made to clean it up. On September 14 at the Louisdale and Area Fire Hall in Grand Anse, residents and representatives of...
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