Recent news out of Isle Madame that the Stella Maris Pastoral Unit will close the historic Catholic church in Arichat, unless significant repairs are undertaken, has angered many people, for many good reasons. In a letter to members of the...
On the heels of Highland Grow Inc. being approved by Health Canada to start producing cannabis in Antigonish County, and a glowing economic impact study from Port Hawkesbury Paper, comes more good news. On January 8, First Nation, federal, provincial,...
Those affected by the crimes of Delmore Boudreau are not happy that the man who sexually preyed on them when they were young will not see the inside of a jail cell. In Port Hawkesbury Supreme...
The recent firing of former Richmond Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Kent MacIntyre has been a hot topic of discussion around the region. A special meeting of Richmond Municipal Council on April 1 in Arichat ended with councillors...
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...
Businesses close all the time. Here in the Strait area, that was a regular occurrence after the economic down-turn of the early 1990s; when fish plants closed, businesses shuttered, and young people and families...
After years of political turmoil, the last thing the voters of Richmond County need - with a municipal election nearing and a provincial election in the not-too-distant-future - is more upheaval. Unfortunately, that is exactly what...
The recent passing of a long-serving, popular and dedicated parish priest usually arouses little attention, outside the communities in which they served. In the case of Father Hugh Donald MacDonald, known by most as...
Transportation, tourism, business, and recreation infrastructure in Inverness County is getting some love these days, thanks to projects, plans and announcements from various levels of government. The provincial government’s capital plan, released late last month, announced a...
Recent news stories have once again highlighted the shortcomings in the province’s healthcare system, and in particular, how services are delivered in the Strait area. Just before the end of the year, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and the...




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