A report released last week by the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) is providing a real glimpse at how COVID-19 is affecting local municipalities. The report states that Nova Scotia’s municipalities are facing...
Local demonstrations joined the global call for change in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody last month in Minnesota. On June 5, Sasha Repko and her brother Talen walked from...
As if there hasn’t been enough loss recently, the Strait area received yet another blow via the sudden, unexpected death of Silver Donald Cameron. An award-winning author, environmental activist and long-time local volunteer, Cameron...
Surely some solutions can be found to allow Grade 12 graduates to mark this special milestone. Education department communications officer JoAnn Alberstat told The Reporter officials are trying to figure out what type of...
Despite concerns from municipal officials across Nova Scotia, the provincial government has decided to proceed with elections this fall, and if a large second wave of COVID-19 infection takes place, that will severely undermine the democratic process.
Recent comments by Premier Stephen McNeil during a briefing about the COVID-19 pandemic in Nova Scotia were out-of-line, and dismissive of the media’s role in getting vital information to the public. On May 8...
The results from the province’s recent decision to lift some public health restrictions in the short-term will dictate whether more measures are loosened in coming weeks. On May 1, Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr....
Despite the dire economic news, as a result of reduced economic activity from strict public health measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, there are reasons to be hopeful. Both the Strait Area and Antigonish Chambers...
Given the strain on the food supply chain and the fact that strict measures will be in place for some time, it was necessary for the provincial and federal governments to declare fishery workers essential, but no one should be...
Recent statistics provided by the provincial government should serve as encouragement for Strait area residents who’ve been observing the rules and hoping for better days in the middle of the COVID-19 global pandemic. During a briefing on...


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