Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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...
Efforts to provide assistance and comfort to crew members on a boat that has been docked at the wharf in Port Hawkesbury for more than a year are certainly heartwarming. Five crew members of the Dutch Runner – including three...
A recent report suggesting the Province of Nova Scotia concentrate port development in Halifax is justifiably drawing criticism. Recently, CPCS Consultants issued a report that recommended efforts at terminal development take precedence in the Halifax Regional Municipality, over areas of...
A former Canadian Prime Minister returned to the Strait area recently, and after this visit, the region’s largest educational institution will be forever changed. On October 26, StFX alumnus and former PM Brian Mulroney returned to the Antigonish campus to...
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