Trudeau announces $90 million to twin Highway 104

    Photo by Drake Lowthers Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited StFX University with Central Nova MP Sean Fraser (right) on July 17. Trudeau broke news of a Highway 104 twinning project, the federal government’s plan to increase contributions to the Canada Child Benefit, and congratulated the people of Antigonish for the opportunity and honour of hosting the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games.

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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.