PORT HAWKESBURY: A new political era began here last week, as a swearing-in ceremony took place for the latest edition of Port Hawkesbury Town Council, including the town’s first female mayor and its first new mayor in 22 years. Brenda...
PORT HASTINGS: Two public meetings taking place early next week will officially launch the Strait regional school board (SRSB) school review process in central Inverness County and western Antigonish County. The first of three public meetings of the School Options...
LOWER L’ARDOISE: Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson is defending his party’s riding association, as Elections Nova Scotia launches an investigation into the municipal reimbursement of admission fees for a Liberal fundraising dinner involving Samson and Premier Stephen McNeil in...
ANTIGONISH: A taxi driver accused of sexual assault was found guilty last week. On November 4, Antigonish Provincial Court Judge Laurie Halfpenny-MacQuarrie found William Roger MacLellan guilty on a charge of sexual assault. Sentencing is set for January 16 in...
ARICHAT: Richmond County’s top two elected positions are now held by two new faces, including a first-time councillor, in the wake of Monday night’s swearing-in ceremonies at the county’s municipal chambers. District 3 councillor Brian Marchand was unopposed for the...
PORT HOOD: The swearing-in of Inverness council last Monday concluded with the third Strait area woman elected to lead a local municipal unit. “There’s a new female mayor in Antigonish, and that’s also true in Port Hawkesbury. Now, the warden...
AINSLIE GLEN: For the first time ever, Nova Scotia's Christmas gift to Boston is coming from Cape Breton – Inverness County, specifically. Part of the nice thing about that, said Bobby Morris, executive assistant to Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines,...
FOX LANE: With fall temperatures setting in, members of James Poirier’s family and loved ones gathered roadside to remember the 19-year-old SAERC graduate at the site of the single-vehicle crash that claimed his life. “It’s poignant to see exactly where...
PORT HASTINGS: Richmond County’s newest municipal councillor increased his vote total and a veteran Strait regional school board (SRSB) member officially reclaimed his seat, as the result of judicial recounts held on November 1 at the Port Hawkesbury Justice...
PORT HASTINGS: Two familiar faces returned to their posts at the Strait regional school board (SRSB) following the board’s official post-election swearing-in ceremonies. East Richmond representative Francine Boudreau was returned as the SRSB’s chair, as no other board members challenged...


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