Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Taking PM to task

Hannah Martin had an opportunity many won’t have in their lifetime – to talk about environmental issues in Ottawa and pose a question to the prime minister directly. Martin, originally from...

Lacing up the boots

It’s not every day someone camps out at Nelson Park at the tail end of winter. But that’s exactly what Jeff Laybolt did last month as he made his way through...

Province asks Northern Pulp for more information

The province is seeking a Focus Report from Northern Pulp before rendering a decision on the pulp mill's proposed effluent treatment plant. Environment Minister Margaret Miller made the announcement on March 29. "We make our decisions...
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Gardening and heritage presentations in Pugwash

Pugwash Communities in Bloom focuses on its motto “People, Plants and Pride Growing Together”. In keeping with this theme, it is offering two free presentations this spring - one focused on gardening and the other...

North Shore Area Community Health Board hands out wellness grants

The North Shore Area Community Health Board (CHB) recently hosted its annual Wellness Fund celebration in support of projects that help keep our communities healthy, develop community leadership, and build partnerships for health and...

In support of the arts

A new sponsorship program has been created in the hopes of businesses and individuals contributing to the local arts centre. The board of directors of the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, known to many as...

Bringing back supper

The village supper is making its return. Rev. Penny Nelson, with the Tatamagouche Pastoral Charge, said many members of the Brule Union, Bayhead Union, and Sharon United churches have been asking recently what happened to...

Nine-year-old pens letter to environment minister

She may only be nine years old, but that isn’t stopping Hannah Fleury from voicing her concerns to the provincial government. Hannah, who lives in Central Caribou, has penned a letter to Environment Minister Margaret...

UPDATED: Police arrest Pugwash man wanted on numerous charges

Police have arrested a Pugwash man who had a province-wide arrest warrant issued. Bradley James Barton, 34, of Pugwash, was arrested March 19 without incident in Amherst. He has been charged with: Theft of a...

Nature Conservancy of Canada expands protected area in Pugwash

More land in Pugwash has been added to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s pool. The organization was gifted two properties totalling 49 hectares, or 122 acres, from Matthew Currie, an American living in Vermont. “This is...