Thursday, June 13, 2019

ER, department closures in Pugwash, Tatamagouche

TATAMAGOUCHE - The hospitals in both Tatamagouche and Pugwash will see the collaborative emergency centres closed over the next week. In Tatamagouche, the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital's emergency centre...

ER closures until May 31 for Pugwash, Tatamagouche

TATAMAGOUCHE - The collaborative emergency centres in both Pugwash and Tatamagouche will see closures during the day due to lack of physician coverage. In Tatamagouche, the emergency department at...

Earltown farmers, business owners join together to launch inaugural market season

EARLTOWN - Local farmers’ markets are kicking off their season, and that includes the brand new one in Earltown. Shannon Dalberg and Pamela Craig are two of the members...

Pugwash woman earns prestigious Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

PUGWASH - In rural communities, it’s not uncommon to see people volunteering in a variety of capacities. One of those such people in Pugwash is Norene Smiley, who was just...

Truckers line highway outside Truro to protest closure of Northern Pulp mill

ONSLOW - Vehicle after vehicle, honk after honk. That was the scene on Highway 104 in Onslow, just west of Truro, on May 9 as those in the trucking industry...

The Light named finalist in Better Newspapers Competition

The Light has earned a nomination for Newspapers Atlantic's 2019 Better Newspapers Competition. The Light is one of three finalists for the General Excellence award in its class.

Protecting one’s home

TATAMGOUCHE - Seeing an increase in the power of storms convinced Guy Rochon to move from the shore to a place inland. But still, the former environmental scientist to...

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...