Wednesday 12 May 2021

‘Everything is a potential topic’

Nova Scotia's new auditor general isn't sure yet what topics will be on her agenda — maybe doctor shortages or...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Tax rate hiked for RQM residents

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Residents in the Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) will be paying slightly more in taxes this year.

RQM...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Second mask-less event in Bridgewater subject of police probe

A second “freedom rally” organized by disputers of mask mandates, pandemic-linked science and associated public messaging from government is under...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Safety improvements worth singing about

Every May, in the safety world there is something called “NAOSH week.” This is when we try to raise awareness...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Record number of campers reserve sites at Kejimkujik

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A record number of people made camping reservations at Kejimkujik National Park when they were made available...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Palliative Care Society opens office in Bridgewater

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The South Shore Hospice Palliative Care Society now has a place to call home.

The society has new...

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Wednesday 12 May 2021

LRHS Scholarship auction set to go

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The 23rd annual Liverpool Regional High School (LRHS) Auction is going ahead this year with plenty of...

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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Long-time former municipal councillor to run for MLA

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Exactly when the next provincial election will be held remains guesswork, but whenever it is Susan MacLeod...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Locals nominated for Atlantic Book Awards

Two local endeavours have been shortlisted for a 2021 Atlantic Book Award.

The Dome Chronicles, published by Lunenburg’s Nevermore Press and...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

LOCAL BRIEFS

Two of three major parties confirm provincial candidates in Lunenburg

With incumbent Suzanne Lohnes-Croft recently announcing she is the acclaimed Liberal...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

LOCAL BRIEFS

‘Upset’ student prompts hold-and-secure at local school

No safety or threat concerns, says the South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE),...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Line of books aimed at families whose loved ones have dementia

In the late 19th century, Norwegian playwright Henrick Ibsen, renowned as the father of modernism in theatre, is quoted to...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Lifting is serious business

Often the most painful injuries we experience are self-inflicted through improper manual lifting.

There are two types of manual lifting: either...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Google and Facebook are a new threat

In public policy terms, it’s called “generals fighting the last war.” It’s the doomed – if entirely understandable — default...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Firefighters’ quick action saves cottages around Molega Lake

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A forest fire that occurred April 24 near Molega Lake is still under investigation.

The fire that began...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Fire truck gifted to Greenfield department

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Greenfield and District Volunteer Fire Department bought a new-to-it tanker truck for just $1 recently, and...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Ex-Grit campaign aide seeks NDP nomination in Lunenburg West

Merydie Ross hopes she will succeed as a New Democrat in a riding she helped a Liberal candidate win in...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Everyday safety — read the label, not just the symbol

I intended this article to be about warning symbols on household chemicals, but guess what. When I looked at the...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Dramatic extrication results in new life

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It started as a call to rescue a single mammal but turned out to be much more.

Members...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Carters Beach among 61 new proposed wilderness protection areas

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Carters Beach in Queens County is one of 61 wilderness areas, nature reserves and provincial parks across...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Buyers plan to turn MODL’s former administration building into commercial office space

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is waiting to finalize a deal that would see the sale of...

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Aspotogan resident escapes house fire ‘with the clothes on his back’

Fire ravaged a storey-and-a-half home at a property overlooking Backmans Cove in Lunenburg County.

One person was home at the time,...

Thursday 6 May 2021

Queens school brandishing a new logo

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After 58 years of going by the same logo, the Liverpool Regional High School now has a...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Small fire causes temporary closure of Bridgewater retailer

Gow's Home Hardware and Furniture store in Bridgewater delayed opening its west side store for a day after a small...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Pre-employment program for people with autism starting on the South Shore

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A program aimed at helping people with autism find and keep work is coming to the South...

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