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Gasoline and Diesel Prices Rise After Weeks of Reductions

After a couple of months of steady declines, the price at the pump is rising. The Utility and Review Board set its weekly prices overnight. Gasoline is up 2.8 cents a litre. Since the beginning of October, gasoline had fallen 28 cents a litre prior to this morning’s price hike. The minimum price for a […]

Highway 104 Twinning Project Registered for Environmental Assessment

The Provincial Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department has registered the twinning of Highway 104 between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish for Environmental Assessment. In documents filed with the provincial Environment Department, the Transportation Department says the twinning is 38 kilometres long. It includes twinning two segments of the existing alignment, covering 28 kilometres. There’s also construction […]

Photo Book on the Antigonish Movement to be Launched this Weekend

A book documenting the Antigonish Movement is getting a launch this weekend. The People’s Photo Album: A Pictorial Genealogy of the Antigonish Movement is getting its launch Sunday at  6 p.m. at the East Coast Credit Union Social Enterprise on St. Ninian’s Street. The book charts the history the Antigonish Movement. Dorothy Lander and John […]

RCMP Seeks Public’s Help in Suspicious Death in Waycobah

RCMP say they are continuing to investigate the suspicious death in a First Nations community. RCMP say 22-year-old woman was found deceased in a home on Highway 105 in Waycobah on October 24. The woman`s two infant children were also in the home at the time but were not harmed. The RCMP`s Northeast Nova Major […]

Campaign Launched in Antigonish Town and County to Encourage Residents to Shop Local This Christmas

A collaboration is asking Christmas shoppers to spend money where they live. Shop Local: Antigonish by Choice, a collaborative campaign between the Town of Antigonish, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network and the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce kicked off on Monday. The campaign features a contest with each prize […]

Fire Strikes A Stellarton Home

A man and his five-year-old daughter have been displaced by a fire that damaged an older, two storey home in Stellarton. The fire was reported at about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at 11 Cameron’s Lane. The pair are staying with relatives for now. Canadian Red Cross volunteers are assisting with emergency purchases of clothing, other basic […]

Police lay Drug Charges after Searching a Home in Inverness County

Inverness District RCMP’s Street Crime Enforcement Unit and General Duty members searched a home in Sugar Camp, Inverness County for drugs Tuesday. Police seized cocaine, Oxycodone and drug paraphernalia as a result of the search and arrested two men. 32-year-old Joshua Donald Nicholson of Barberton Road faces charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and three counts […]

Local Groups Sign Agreements with Chengdu, China

Representatives from China recently visited the area and met with representatives from Melford Atlantic Gateway, NSCC, StFX, and the Municipality of the District of Guysborough. Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network CEO John Beaton said six representatives from Chengdu toured the Strait area Tuesday. Beaton said there were representatives from various sectors such as transport and rail, education, and investment.    […]