Monday 12 July 2021

Here’s what our readers have been saying:

Time for government to step up re: fossil fuels

Results of a recent poll would indicate that Nova Scotia residents are...

Saturday 10 July 2021

Seafarer-turned-storyteller

For the world seafarer Captain Cornelis (Casey) de Vries, writing a book was beyond any horizon he ever imaged venturing...

Saturday 10 July 2021

New rescue boats for two Queens fire departments

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Liverpool Fire Department (LFD) and North Queens Fire Department (NQFD) now have new rescue boats to...

Friday 9 July 2021

Three local long-term facilities up for replacement or renovations following funding announcement

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Nova Scotia government plans to spend $96.5 million in improving long-term care in the province.

A number...

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Friday 9 July 2021

Solar farm plan advances Mahone Bay’s renewable energy agenda

A sea of thousands of solar panels could populate an area in Mahone Bay as the small South Shore town...

Friday 9 July 2021

Pickleball proponents seek support for outdoor courts

Proponents of a popular sport that combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong seek support toward establishing six public courts in Lunenburg...

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Friday 9 July 2021

Chester Playhouse Theatre on list of familiar local landmarks impacted by fire

Communities that witnessed heart-breaking destruction of built heritage in the past are seeing similarities in overall reactions and responses to...

Thursday 8 July 2021

Parks Canada again seeking public input on the future of Kejimkujik

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The public has another chance to have its say in how Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic...

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Thursday 8 July 2021

Local MP celebrates dismantling of former HMCS Cormorant, declines to address ongoing litigation

South Shore-St. Margaret’s MP Bernadette Jordan basked in the announcement that the former HMCS Cormorant has now been completely dismantled,...

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Potential COVID-19 site and other local briefs

Local YMCA flagged as potential COVID-19 exposure site

Nova Scotia Public Health identified the YMCA’s High Street location in Bridgewater as...

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Dedicated palliative care unit coming to Fishermen’s Memorial

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

News that the South Shore is getting a new palliative care unit, a first for Lunenburg and...

Tuesday 6 July 2021

RCMP investigating fatal vehicle accident in White Point

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A 56-year-old Queens County man was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single motor vehicle accident...

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Developer seeks to build housing fronting LaHave River

Owners of an east side Bridgewater building that formerly housed the Crouse and Choat wholesale outlet want to build single-unit...

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Blood donors still stepping up despite pandemic

With another national blood donor week in the rear-view mirror, the federally-regulated charity in charge of Canada’s blood supply says...

Monday 5 July 2021

Bridgewater’s LCLC secures funding for energy efficiency upgrade

The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) in Bridgewater will add solar energy gear and see upgrades to lighting, heating, ice...

Friday 2 July 2021

Town rejects library branch bid for permanent Lunenburg Academy classroom

Civic politicians in Lunenburg closed the book on the bid by South Shore Public Libraries for permanent use of a...

Friday 2 July 2021

Port Medway paddler documents water access sites

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Nova Scotia boasts 13,300 kilometres of pristine coastline, much of which has been explored by canoers and...

Friday 2 July 2021

Pandemic amplified homelessness issue says local family services director

The pandemic has amplified the problem of homelessness in the province and brings focus to the divide between sources of...

Friday 2 July 2021

Bridgewater authorizes $270,000 in emergency spending at sewer plant

Bridgewater’s aging sewage infrastructure finds itself again in need of expensive emergency repairs.

Town council authorized $270,000 in spending toward the...

Friday 2 July 2021

All-American honours for Bridgewater college pitcher

The North Carolina-based National Junior College Athletic Association recently named Bridgewater’s Evan O’Toole a second-team Division I All-American.

O’Toole, a 19-year-old...

Wednesday 30 June 2021

RQM stepping out on its own for flood risk mitigation

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) has nixed the recommendations of an independent 2019 flood risk mitigation...

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Nova Scotia lifeguards hit the beaches July 1

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Lifeguards with the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS) will once again be patrolling beaches throughout Nova Scotia...

Wednesday 30 June 2021

MOC wants ‘special marine area’ — and other briefs

Municipality of Chester calls on province to designate ‘special marine area’

A civic government called on the province to designate waters...

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Captain’s House in Chester reopening as an art gallery

A residence for more than 100 years, which later transitioned to a number of uses, the Captain’s House on Chester’s...

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Return of the bats?

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There seems to be an abnormal number of bats in the southwest part of the province this...

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