Standing together to prevent domestic violence

Contributed Photo Lucille Harper, (left) executive director with the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association, is seen here with Central Nova MP Sean Fraser; Annie Chau, community leader and women’s rights advocate; Molly Peters, Paqtnkek First Nation councilor; and Dr. Nancy Forestell, coordinator of the StFX Women and Gender Studies Department.

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Drake Lowthers has been a community journalist for The Reporter since July, 2018. His coverage of the suspicious death of Cassidy Bernard garnered him a 2018 Atlantic Journalism Award and a 2019 Better Newspaper Competition Award; while his extensive coverage of the Lionel Desmond Fatality Inquiry received a second place finish nationally in the 2020 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards for Best Feature Series. A Nova Scotia native, who has called Antigonish home for the past decade, Lowthers has a strong passion in telling people’s stories in a creative, yet thought-provoking way. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2016, where he played varsity football with the Hurricanes. His simple pleasures in life include his two children, photography, live music and the local sports scene.