According to Garvie Samson (The River That Isn’t), a team from River Bourgeois played the Maple Leaf Cardinals from Halifax which was en route to Sydney for an exhibition game. The contest took place...
I do not subscribe to the too-common practice of sanitizing or ignoring the past. I hope the following words will cause a (re)consideration and factual recognition for Canada’s First Nations’ extensive history in our regions and country.
While it has not been perfect, nor should it be expected to attain perfection, the response to the rise in COVID-19 cases has been appropriate. For the past two weeks, daily cases counts have...
The village of St. Peter’s, nestled between the ocean and the Bras d’Or Lake, is where I grew up, where my family have lived and owned property for generations, and it is where I hope to retire.
1903 officiated by Fr. D. J. McIntosh Jan. 12, 1903: Cesar Forgeron, son of Elisse Forgeron and Anne Briand of West Arichat, married Martha Jane Shannon, daughter of Charles Shannon and Marie Samson; witnesses...
The Strait area really stepped up recently to help people in need. On April 10, John-Michael Kennedy finally got the shopping spree he always wanted. The 18-year-old Port Hawkesbury resident, who has Duchenne Muscular...
We were extremely disheartened, frustrated and confused to hear of the decision to recommend that the St. Peter’s-River Tillard trail be repurposed as a multi-use trail system. Before we elaborate, we’d like to thank...
Looking back over the decades and, indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in this area. One of those names that no longer holds a place here is Bellefontaine.
As if the noticeable influx of new or returning residents isn’t obvious, comes more proof that there is growth taking place in this region. On March 31 during the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce’s...
Blessings is a nine-year-old boy, who although living with Albinism, is full of life and has the potential to do great things. At the age of three, his parents separated and Blessings’ mother moved...




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