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Four Candidates vying for vacant Port Hawkesbury Town Council Seat

The candidates have been named. Maris Freimanis, Blaine MacQuarrie, David F. Ryan, and Michele Tabensky will vie for a seat on Port Hawkesbury Town Council in a special election on December 15.

The council seat was vacated when councillor Jeremy White, who was elected to council in 2016, moved out of the area.

Advance polls are set for December  8 and December 11 at the Shannon Studio at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre , with the election day poll happening at the SAERC gymnasium.

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Special Election to be Held in December in Port Hawkesbury

A special election in Port Hawkesbury is set for December 15.

Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm Beaton said former councillor Jeremy White, who was elected to council in 2016, moved out of the area, making the special election necessary.

Potential candidates can file nomination papers by appointment from November 13-19th. November 20th is the deadline for nominations. Advance polls are set for December  8 and December 11 at the Shannon Studio at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre , with the election day poll happening at the SAERC gymnasium.

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Exhibition of Bruce MacKinnon Caricatures of Canada’s Prime Ministers opens in Port Hawkesbury later this Month

Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature by Bruce MacKinnon is coming to the

Bruce MacKinnon’s caricature of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre’s J Franklin Wright Gallery. The gallery will host an opening reception on November 25 at 2:00 p.m..

MacKinnon, a native of Antigonish, has gained international acclaim for his work in editorial illustrations. MacKinnon said  the works on display will include caricatures of all of Canada’s Prime Ministers since confederation.

 

 

Admission is free for the opening reception and reserved seats may be obtained at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre box office. The exhibition runs from November 26, 2018 to February 17.

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Town of Port Hawkesbury receives gift of a J. Franklin Wright Oil Painting

The town of Port Hawkesbury recently received a significant donation from a local family.

The oil painting on canvas by J. Franklin Wright titled ‘The Abraham’ was donated

The painting was presented to Fred Smith of Mabou, upon his retirement from the Royal Bank of Canada Atlantic Division on May 27, 1977.

The painting is appraised at $24,000.

Before the town hangs the painting they’re looking at having it professionally cleaned to restore natural colours.

The town sincerely thanks the Smith family for their donation and the piece of art will be displayed proudly in their facility.

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Town of Port Hawkesbury acquires Veteran’s Memorial Park

 Veteran’s Memorial Park in Port Hawkesbury is now in ownership of the town.

The town’s CAO, Terry Doyle advised the transfer process was completed on July 3 in last night’s town council meeting.

A group of community volunteers will be formed to carry out the maintenance on the park. 

Taking over the park mid-season, the town has identified a number of things that need to be taken care of and noted flags needed to be changed before Remembrance Day on November  11.

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Town of Port Hawkesbury considering Rainbow Crosswalks in several locations

The town of Port Hawkesbury is discussing the idea to show their support during next year’s

Rainbow Crosswalk

Nova Scotia Pride Week by painting rainbow crosswalks.

The idea was brought up by Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton during Port Hawkesbury’s town council meeting last night.

Chisholm-Beaton highlighted two crosswalks in particular that she thought would be prime locations – the crosswalk that’s close to SAREC and the one that’s close to the community park.

All councilors were in favor of the rainbow crosswalks but they decided some research was needed to be done in regards to legal issues and they’ll look at pre-existing rainbow crosswalks.

The town plans to consult with Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal during their planning phase to make sure they follow and meet proper codes.

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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 has been charged with Trafficking Oxycodone. 47-year-old Carol Bouchie of Aulds Cove faces two counts of Trafficking Oxycodone and two counts of Trafficking Hydromorphone. Bouchie has been released from custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on September 18th. Bowen has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Thursday.

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RCMP looking for a Suspect in Connection with a Delivery Truck Theft in Port Hawkesbury

Police have released the photo of a person believed to be involved in the theft of a delivery

Police photo of a person RCMP believed to be involved in the theft of a delivery truck

truck.

A release form the RCMP states a commercial delivery truck was taken from the parking lot of a mall on Reeves Street in Port Hawkesbury on July 19. People spotted the truck at a gas station in Waycobah a short time later and police noticed a person believed to be involved on security footage.

Police recovered the vehicle on July 21 near Sydney, where they arrested one person. Police have now released the photo in hopes of identifying the second person.

 

Anyone with information about the person in the photo can call the Port Hawkesbury RCMP office at 902-625-2220, Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App. 

 

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RCMP charge three Ontario men on Theft and Attempted Theft Charges

RCMP say three people were arrested following several incidents of theft and attempted theft in Port Hawkesbury, Inverness, Cheticamp and Ingonish. Police say the alleged incidents occurred Monday and Tuesday.

Charged are Sami Anghel  and Ion (Kvec, both 25 and 19-year-old Ion Rostas, all of Scarborough, Ontario. All face two counts of theft under $5,000 and five counts of Attempted Theft.

There were remanded into custody and appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Wednesday. All three remain in jail and will return to court on Monday.

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Antigonish To Join Eastern District Planning Commission in July

The Town of Antigonish will officially join the Eastern District Planning Commission on July 3rd.

The announcement was made in a joint release by the town and the commission this morning.

The commission provides planning, subdivision and building inspection services for the town of Port Hawkesbury and the counties of Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Antigonish.

The town began exploring the move to the district planning commission several months ago.

The town partners with a number of regional organizations that involve members of the District Planning Commission, including the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network, and Eastern Regional Solid Waste Management.

The town will host a meet and greet with Eastern District Planning Commission staff on July 3rd in the Council Chambers from 2 to 5 p.m.