Another example of how outside-the-box thinking that can greatly benefit the Strait area took place recently during a community festival. For the annual Seaside Lobsterfest, two local fishermen volunteered to become tour guides, which attracted approximately 250 people. The tours hosted...
After 66 years in the priesthood and after recently turning 93 years of age, Father Hughie D. MacDonald has decided to retire. Fr. MacDonald said his plan is to continue working until living space becomes available at the facility which...
The year 2020 is going to be long remembered for many things, but perhaps one of the most positive local stories to come from this challenging time is what took place last weekend. Once...
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...
More severe hurricanes for Atlantic Canada and toxic algae growing in local lakes are the latest proof that Climate Change is having a significant impact in the Strait area. A forecaster with the Canadian...
A former Canadian Prime Minister returned to the Strait area recently, and after this visit, the region’s largest educational institution will be forever changed. On October 26, StFX alumnus and former PM Brian Mulroney returned to the Antigonish campus to...
Federal tax changes affecting councillors seems to be unwelcome news for municipalities around the Strait area. During the November meeting of council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, councillors voted against a motion to increase their stipend. The pay...
Two recent cases where dying Strait area residents were unable to receive even an acceptable level of palliative care show how sick the healthcare system really is. Last month, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Alana Paon questioned Premier Stephen McNeil and Health...
Hopefully, the efforts of a local student looking to establish a more environmentally-friendly way of dealing with organic waste in the Town of Port Hawkesbury will be successful. Chad Kelly, a second-year Natural Resources and Environmental Technologies student at Nova...
As Canada Day has come and gone for another year, unfortunately the debate over whether to celebrate the birth of this nation has not. As of press time, the remains of 1,287 people have...




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