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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.