Wednesday 19 January 2022

Flags lowered for former RQM councillor

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Flags were lowered to half-mast at the Region of Queens Municipality administration in honour of the passing...

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

Vein visualizing tech makes way to Bridgewater hospital

Hard-to-find veins can no longer cloak from newly-acquired technology at Bridgewater’s South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH).

A recent campaign by the...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

The Great Backyard Bird Count

By JAMES HIRTLE

The dates this year for the Great Backyard Bird Count are Feb. 18-21. This will be the 25th...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

RQM council briefs

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tax sale public auction cancelled

The increase in COVID-19 cases prompted the Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) to...

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

Michelin proposes Bridgewater plant expansion

Tire giant Michelin plans a “small addition” to its Bridgewater manufacturing plant equivalent in size to nearly half of the...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Labelle walking group recognized by Doctors Nova Scotia

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A group of women walkers from Labelle were recently featured in a Doctors Nova Scotia publication, Healthy...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Halifax developer proposes seven-storey residential buildings in Bridgewater’s downtown

Halifax-based developers with a vast suite of property interests in Bridgewater are now proposing a massive re-imagination of one of...

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

Emergency crews deal with early January house fires

Separate house fires in different parts of Lunenburg County this month displaced a man and woman but both homeowners were...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Does your perspective calculate similarities or differences?

In his bestseller, All Things Being Equal, author John Mighton proposes that widespread math competence could be the key to...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Deadline for Queens Operating Investment Fund coming up

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Jan. 31 deadline for applications for the Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) Operating Investment Fund (OIF)...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

COVID-19 hits staff at North Queens Nursing Home

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two cases of COVID-19 were identified among staff at the North Queens Nursing Home in Caledonia.

The two...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Convicted murderer Penny Boudreau gets more absences from federal prison

Canada’s parole board says Penny Boudreau, the local woman who strangled her 12-year-old daughter to death in 2008, can have...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Community group creating a new micro lending fund

The Lunenburg County Community Fund (LCCF) is working with a local foundation to establish a new micro lending fund for...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Business as usual at LSA

The Lunenburg School of Arts has announced it will continue to operate its workshops, despite an overall tightening of government...

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Astor closes the curtains again

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Once again the doors at the Astor Theatre are shuttered.

The historical theatre was closed in alignment with...

Monday 17 January 2022

Letters to the Editor

Canada Post worker goes above and beyond

Complaining about Canada Post has long been a Canadian pastime. I wanted to take...

Friday 14 January 2022

Business briefs

ABCO secures multi-million-dollar contract

Lunenburg-based ABCO Industries recently secured a $10.8 million contract from the federal government to repair search and...

Thursday 13 January 2022

Staffer at Hillsview Acres tests positive for COVID-19

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A staff member at Hillsview Acres Home for Special Care located in Middlefield tested positive for COVID-19...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Volunteer firefighters still responding to medical calls despite surging COVID-19 case numbers

Emergency Health Services (EHS), which sponsors medical first response (MFR) programs carried out by numerous volunteer fire departments in the...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

SSRCE head taking pivot back to in-home learning in stride

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For many students and parents on the South Shore, it was an inauspicious if not unsurprising start...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Source information led to police raid in Upper LaHave - search warrant documents

Three confidential sources fed the RCMP information about alleged cutting, acquisition and storage of drugs as it related to a...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Pine warblers among many birds sighted this counting season

I’ve seen so many good birds over the past few weeks that I had a hard time to pick which...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Missing puppy, Chestnut, found safe after more than 40 hours in the woods

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Chestnut, a 12-week-old Golden Retriever puppy being raised as a potential Canadian National Institute for the Blind...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

LOCAL BRIEFS

Medical call did not involve fentanyl — police

The RCMP has confirmed the powerful synthetic opiate fentanyl did not factor in...

Wednesday 12 January 2022

HVAC system to be upgraded at Queens General

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Queens General Hospital in Liverpool is receiving an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) upgrade.

The tender...

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