Thursday, January 21, 2021
GUYSBOROUGH: What started out as a call to a suicide in progress, responding officers dispatched to the Desmond residence in Upper Big Tracadie, discovered the former Afghanistan war veteran had fatally shot his mother, wife and daughter, before turning the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Local residents put on their denim and took to the streets last Wednesday advocating for greater awareness of sexual violence. The Strait Area Women’s Place (SAWP) hosted its second annual Denim Day march on April 25 to support...
OTTAWA: The Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program in the Strait area. On August 20, Jean Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, said the changes will address the serious challenges faced by...
ANTIGONISH: They won. On December 5, Aviva Canada announced Housing for Hope in Antigonish as one of the $100,000 winners in the Aviva Community Fund contest. Housing for Hope, which won in the community development category of the contest, is an...
INVERNESS: The good folks at Mill Road Social Enterprises have entered into a program that, should all go well, will provide seniors with tools to help them stay in their homes a little bit longer. “We have three of our...
ANTIGONISH: Sixty-four years after arriving at StFX University at only 16-years-old, carrying a cardboard suitcase and wearing the only blazer he owned in the fall of 1955, Brian Mulroney said StFX taught him about the power of ideas to transform...
ST. PETER’S: Volunteers and staff at the Richmond Villa tried to make a special milestone even more so last week. Vera Doucette and Delores Boudreau were at the long-term care facility on April 24 with signs,...
JANVRIN’S ISLAND: A community group is lobbying the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) to conduct more improvements to roads the area. On April 22, the Janvrin’s Island Community Center held its annual general meeting during...
HALIFAX: An independent review of Nova Scotia’s forest practices is recommending fundamental changes to the way forestry is conducted throughout the province, putting an emphasis on ecosystems and biodiversity. The year-long review released on August 21 by University of Kings...
ANTIGONISH: Barry Randle says “vote for what you want, what you believe in, not what you’re afraid of in the upcoming election,” during an environmental forum on October 3 at StFX University. Randle, the Green Party...




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