Saturday, January 18, 2020
A study commissioned by the provincial government threw cold water on plans to twin highways in some parts of the Strait area, but also opened the possibility for upgrades to other sections of Highway 104. A report from CBCL Limited...
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...
As has been stated in this very space in the not-too-distant past, there is room for only one fully-functioning airport in Inverness County at the moment. The day before a meeting of Inverness Municipal Council on June...
Volunteers on Isle Madame have been busy carrying out repairs to three church buildings. In October, HBJ Contractors removed the steeple, cross and bell from St. Joseph’s Church in Petit de Grat. Project lead Robert Fougere said the need for repairs...
The effort to twin Highway 104 continues to make progress. Last week, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines said the province is looking into more private sector input on the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. A...
After the controversy in the federal riding of Cape Breton-Canso over the MP’s decision to leave public life, and even more so, the government’s consideration of a new airport in the Inverness area, the riding of Central Nova also made...
It seems that two Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) projects targeted for the Strait area have travelled different directions. The company behind the $10 billion Goldboro LNG project, Pieridae Energy Ltd., now owns all of Shell Canada’s midstream and...
With the governing Liberals expected to call an election after introducing the budget at the end of this month, there is speculation about what will happen when Nova Scotians soon go the polls. On April 27, the provincial government will...
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...
Municipal councils deserve support in lobbying the provincial government to add Unama’ki to the “Welcome to Cape Breton” sign at the Canso Causeway. At January’s regular monthly meeting, Port Hawkesbury Town Council approved a draft of a letter to be...


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