Wednesday, December 2, 2020
PORT HAWKESBURY: As part of his report to the latest regular monthly meeting of the Strait regional school board (SRSB), the board’s superintendent of schools provided an update on the SRSB’s latest responses to directives from Nova Scotia’s Auditor-General. Ford...
GUYSBOROUGH: The deadline to apply for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s (MODG) low-income tax exemption has been extended. Councillors voted for the extension until October 31 during their regular municipal council meeting...
ANTIGONISH: Last week, Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher confirmed the municipality is using its federal gas tax funding, to the tune of over $307,000, for paving and other infrastructure items. “Being a town, we’re responsible for all of our roads and...
GUYSBOROUGH: Municipal council is looking to upgrade a local waste water system. Last week, council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough voted in favour of using waste water utility reserves, as well as a portion of the municipality’s...
ANTIGONISH: Mental health services at a local university received a boost last week. On January 17, Bell’s Let’s Talk Community Fund donated $20,000 for mental health initiatives at StFX University, including support training of an additional Mental Health First Aid...
PORT HASTINGS: The Pan-Cape Breton Food Hub wants more municipal funding but the group is also willing to do more to help local producers grow their businesses. That was the message from Alicia Lake, Food Hub coordinator, and Jim Mustard,...
ARICHAT: A community group hoping to refurbish a former Anglican church building on Isle Madame is reporting progress in its negotiations with the diocese that previously operated the facility. The Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island officially...
BADDECK: The Municipality of the County of Victoria council passed a two cent increase on residential and commercial property taxes during a recent council session. This is the first increase in more than a decade. The residential rate is now...
ANTIGONISH: Money is coming from the town to a local fuel fund. During a council meeting in December, Antigonish Town Council voted to increase the funding provided to the Antigonish Fuel Fund from $2,000 to $5,000. The AFF asked the town...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Community leaders put their heads together on Wednesday of last week as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, along with its partners, hosted a Walkable Communities Workshop at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. “The Heart and Stroke Foundation has...




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