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Gasoline Prices fall, Diesel Holds Steady

Gasoline prices are down today. The Utility and Review Board set its weekly prices overnight. Gasoline fell by 1.9 cents a litre. The minimum price for a litre of regular self serve unleaded is now $1.23.6 in the eastern mainland and $1.24.4 in Cape Breton. Diesel prices are unchanged this week. The minimum price for […]

Police in Pictou County arrest two on Drug Trafficking Charges

There’s been a drug bust in Pictou County. On Wednesday evening, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Stellarton Police and the New Glasgow Regional Police Canine Unit, searched a home on Stellar Street in Stellarton. Officers seized a quantity of Methamphetamine and marijuana, along with various property associated with the […]

Five Candidates Seek PC Party Leadersh

The slate of candidates vying for leader of the Nova Scotia PC Party is now official. The deadlines for both the last day to enter the race and the required second deposit of 10-thousand dollars has passed. Five candidates are in the running, including one local resident, Pictou East MLA Tim Houston. There are also […]

Boucher says CACL Antigonish/Legion Partnership an Example of a New Model for Progress

Last week, East Coast Credit Union donated 100-thousand dollars to the project converting the former National Philatelic Centre into a new space for CACL Antigonish and the Royal Canadian Legion in Antigonish. The building will be renamed the East Coast Credit Union Social Enterprise Centre. Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said partnerships such as the one between CACL […]

Two Women Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

RCMP say two women have been arrested on drug trafficking charges in Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish. On Tuesday, members of the Inverness/Richmond County Street Crime Enforcement Unit arrested the pair as part of an opioid trafficking investigation in the Port Hawkesbury area. The investigation was launched in February. 54-year-old Darlene Lorraine Bowen of Embree Island […]

Local Solar Power Group applauds Federal-Provincial Solar Rebate Program

Members of the Antigonish Community Energy Co-op are welcoming a joint federal-provincial initiative to help Nova Scotia homeowners install solar systems. The SolarHomes program offers a rebate of up to 10-thousand dollars for solar electricity systems installed after June 25th. ACE Communications Director Patrick Yancey says interest in solar remains high and this program will help. […]