Saturday, October 19, 2019
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...
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...
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...
In the opinion of this newspaper, the fall-out from a blast at the Porcupine Mountain quarry owned Martin Marietta Materials Canada Ltd., just outside the Town of Mulgrave, could have been handled better. On July 9 at...
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...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a federal government investment of $90 million to twin a 38-kilometre section of Highway 104 between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. The Prime Minister said the work on Highway 104 is about improving safety, creating...
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...
There was an unexpected, but nonetheless welcome, item of good news for local residents, fishermen and boaters. Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently confirmed plans by the Canadian Coast Guard to replace the lighthouse on Jerseyman’s Island - just off Arichat...
Two recent cases where dying Strait area residents were unable to receive even an acceptable level of palliative care show how sick the healthcare system really is. Last month, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon questioned Premier Stephen McNeil and Health...
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...


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