Sunday 28 May 2017

McNeil stops in Bridgewater, Queens in election’s “dying days”

Premier Stephen McNeil and members of the Liberal election team stopped briefly at the campaign office in Bridgewater for the...

Friday 26 May 2017

Where the stink goes

With no money for an odour solution in Lunenburg’s latest budget, residents near the town’s sewage treatment plant will face...

Friday 26 May 2017

LighthouseNOW Nova Scotia Election 2017 coverage

Your guide to the 2017 Nova Scotia election. Follow the links below to see our coverage of election issues and...

Friday 26 May 2017

Calls for mandatory sexual assault training

A local advocate for gender equality says the new justice minister should make training mandatory for all legal professionals when...

Thursday 25 May 2017

Dog abandoned on municipal property handed over to animal agency

The Region of Queens Municipality has moved a dog found abandoned on their property to an unnamed animal agency.

While the...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Potential closure of facilities for adults with disabilities creates uncertainty

Long-term care facilities for people with disabilities face an uncertain future as those in the community, and in government, wait...

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Friday 26 May 2017

Possible storm surge forecast for Lunenburg and Queens

A slow-moving, low-pressure system tracking across Nova Scotia tonight could result in a storm surge in the southwest of the...

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Thursday 25 May 2017

Welcome to Welder’s Way

Confusion over identically named streets in Queens resulted in a contest to rename one of the two Elm Streets. One...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Small fire in Bayview Community School bathroom

Students at Bayview Community School were sent home for the day after a small fire broke out in the bathroom...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

School board chair responds to campaign comments

The chairman of the South Shore Regional School Board says boards are important to Nova Scotia in light of recent...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Region of Queens seeking information on abandoned dog

Region of Queens staff are reaching out to the public for information after a dog was abandoned in a crate...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

PC leader talks long-term commitment during Chester visit

The next generation shouldn’t have to pay for what’s done today.

That was Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie’s message when he...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Greenfield students collect thousands of pennies for cancer research

Students at Greenfield Elementary School have raised $38,000 in pennies for cancer research.

Grade 3 to 6 teacher Curtis Snyder said...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Column: Dahl Dispatch fire calls May 15 - 21

May 15 - 21 was a busy week for firefighters on the South Shore with 56 calls for service coming...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Colour Festival paints the town red…and blue, and purple

Clouds of colour rolled on waves of laughter in Bridgewater on May 20 as Art Happening hosted the second annual...

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Bridgewater’s top bureaucrat retires in September

Ken Smith will miss the co-workers he knew like family and the unique day-to-day tasks that come with being the...

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Region of Queens revamps communications strategy

The Region of Queens is taking a closer look at how they manage communications.

Heather Cook, Community Development Coordinator for the...

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Queens-Shelburne candidates weigh in on local issues

The South Queens Chamber of Commerce and LighthouseNOW hosted a debate for the candidates of Queens-Shelburne on May 18.

Vernon Oickle,...

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Municipality of Chester increases tax rates

Tax rates will increase in the Municipality of Chester (MODC) following the approval of an operating budget for 2017-18.

Residential and...

Tuesday 23 May 2017

MODL ramping up Lyme strategy

The Municipality of Lunenburg (MODL) is considering setting up squadrons of bait stations to treat tick-infested deer to combat the...

Sunday 21 May 2017

Village increases spending for fire department purchases

The Village of Chester has increased spending in order to help pay for upcoming equipment purchases for the volunteer fire...

Sunday 21 May 2017

Students paint new break room at Wickwire Academy

Students at Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy have painted a new break room for themselves at the school.

Called the “Tumble...

Sunday 21 May 2017

Queens council expenses to be posted

The Region of Queens Municipality will make council and chief administrative officer (CAO) expenses publicly available.

Council is following through on...

Sunday 21 May 2017

No appetite for amalgamation in Lunenburg County according to mayors

South Shore residents don’t appear to be interested in amalgamation any time soon.

At least that’s what the mayors of municipalities...

Sunday 21 May 2017

Lunenburg school finds good will in empty bowls

Stacks of empty bowls line the tables in the Lunenburg School of the Arts (LSA) studio, crafted from the combined...

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