The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate those joining or returning to our region’s municipal councils. We also thank the many strong candidates who put their names forward to serve. This election has brought significant change to municipal...
Closing the East Coast Credit Unions’ L’Ardoise branch for two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday may not be cost saving for senior citizen members. Along with the closure brings unneeded stress to the seniors who rely on the...
At our last meeting, joined by my colleagues in both opposition parties, I walked out of the Public Accounts Committee for which I am the chair. We did this to show the united disdain we felt for what has...
On November 10, on your behalf, I attended a meeting of about a dozen chamber representatives from across Nova Scotia and several members of the Provincial Advisory Council to the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was hosted by the...
A Letter to the Editor in the March 20 edition of The Reporter asked “What is the Mining Association of Nova Scotia up to?” so I am writing to provide an answer. The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is proposing...
The Richmond County Literacy Network (RCLN) has established credible relations with community stakeholders and service providers and has a track record of spearheading new projects and initiatives over its 19 years in operation. Over the past few years, several Richmond...
The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance; good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our...
Recently my wife Betty and I were relaxing with our glasses of wine while patiently waiting for the full moon’s lunar glow to peek from behind the clouds. During our hour of observation, two cars drove past our home. I...
Every so often, rightly or wrongly, a government-supported business venture becomes a political football. From Sydney Steel, to SNC-Lavalin, we’ve seen decades’ worth of fall-out from government intervention in the business community. Occasionally, however, the sticks we use to beat...
On Friday, February 2, my family and I decided to have dinner at Dreamcatchers Restaurant in Antigonish. There were places to park on Main Street, but the town failed to remove the snow banks or clear the storm drains, so...
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