County to request delay in RFP for gold exploration, mining

A letter has been sent off to the province requesting a delay in the issuance of a Request for Proposals regarding gold exploration and mining in the Cobequid Highlands. Mike Gregory, the District 7 councillor,...

No charges in River John collision death following independent investigation

No charges will be filed against a police officer in regards to a collision in River John late last year where a man lost his life. The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) released...

Upcoming closures to Pugwash ER

The emergency room at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed for several hours in the coming days. The closures are necessary because no physician is available to provide coverage. The closures run...

Fishermen’s associations reach impasse with Northern Pulp

Nova Scotia and P.E.I. fishermen’s associations have suspended future meetings with Northern Pulp until an alternative to a proposed effluent pipe into the Northumberland Strait is available for discussion. The associations made the announcement Feb....

Pugwash ER closures announced

Upcoming closures to the emergency department in Pugwash have been announced. The Collaborative Emergency Centre at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24, and...

Concerned residents

A new group of citizens has formed to try and counter proposed gold mining in the Cobequid Highlands. John Perkins said Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia, or SuNNS, was created following the news article ‘Gold in...

Local fisherman adamant effluent pipe into strait won’t go ahead

The president of the Northumberland Fishermen’s Association is “very concerned” about a proposed effluent pipe from Northern Pulp in Pictou County out into the Northumberland Strait. “We are adamant it’s not going to happen,” said...
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Group optimistic refugee family’s arrival imminent

It’s been a long journey, however the end could be in sight for the North Shore Refugee Settlement Group. Margaret Boyle, co-chairperson of the group with Remi Lemoine, is optimistic a family will soon be...

Folk, pop, rock artists Hillsburn return to The Grace

Hillsburn is returning to the stage at the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre next month. The award-winning folk, pop, rock band released its debut album last year and sold out shows across Canada. The Halifax-based...

Public meeting to be held over impact of potential industrial developments

The Wentworth Firemen's Recreation Association is sponsoring a public meeting this weekend regarding concerns over impacts to local eco-tourism by potential industrial developments. The meeting will run from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 10, at...


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