Wednesday, August 5, 2020
HALIFAX: Nova Scotia’s main political parties have differing opinions on the provincial budget. On March 26, Finance Minister Karen Casey tabled Budget 2019-2020, which estimates a surplus of $33.6 million, with revenue of $11.01 billion and expenses of $10.98 billion....
ARICHAT: Councillors voted 3-2 to terminate the contract of Richmond County Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Kent MacIntyre. During a special meeting of Richmond Municipal Council tonight in Arichat, District 4 councillor Gilbert Boucher introduced a motion to immediately remove MacIntyre...
MONASTERY: East Antigonish Education Centre was placed in a lockdown for approximately 50 minutes last week. Deanna Gillis, coordinator of communications for the Strait regional centre for education (SRCE) confirmed the lockdown on March 26 with The Reporter. As a result,...
OTTAWA: Cape Breton-Canso Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner will soon decide whether he will re-offer for another term. While speaking with The Reporter on March 26, the veteran Member of Parliament said he will meet with his family over the Easter...
IRISH VALE: The natural phenomenon that has attracted young and old alike to the shores of the Bras d’Or Lake has been subject to two safety warnings following an incident last month in which a woman fell trying to...
ANTIGONISH: The town and county are paying off a deficit from the arena. During the regular monthly meeting of Antigonish Town Council on March 18, elected members heard about an accumulated deficit for the Antigonish Arena of around $100,000. The deficit...
ANTIGONISH: A designated national historic site located on Main Street in Antigonish will be going up for sale. During the monthly meeting on March 19, Antigonish municipal councillors approved a motion to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the...
HALIFAX: Several capital projects earmarked for the Strait area were recently confirmed by the provincial government. On March 7, Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey released Capital Plan 2019-20, the government’s annual infrastructure investment plan to lay out capital...
CANSO: The company looking to develop Canada’s first spaceport filed their focus report on March 11 with the province’s environment department. Maritime Launch Services (MLS) was required to complete the additional report following environment minister Margaret Miller’s findings of multiple...
ARICHAT: A group of councillors was thwarted in their attempts to receive financial statements from the municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). During the regular monthly meeting of Richmond Municipal Council on March 25 in Arichat, District 2 councillor Alvin Martell’s...


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