Wednesday 5 May 2021

Lunenburg installs, ponders prevention measures to avoid repeat of sewer plant flood

Lunenburg bought an inflatable temporary plug and is planning for a back-up generator and an actively managed tide gate valve...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Logo note prompts debate at Mahone Bay council

Mahone Bay’s new corporate logo has been around for about a year but remains an unresolved sore point for some...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

LOCAL BRIEFS

Fire damages North River home

Ashes in a compost bin positioned against a home in North River, Lunenburg County led to...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Life after Northern Pulp — Part 2

Environmentalists are giving a cautious thumbs-up to the concept of heating entire towns by burning truckloads of pulpwood and sawmill...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Growing Friends seeks to expand services

Representatives of a community program promoting music, gardening and healthy eating in the Municipality of Chester want to make sure...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Fares to build apartment complex in Liverpool

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Renowned for his prominent land developments in Halifax, Francis Fares has decided to add his footprint to...

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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Community mourns passing of Lunenburg publisher

The Nova Scotia literary community is mourning the death of the co-founder, publisher and editor of Lunenburg’s Nevermore Press, Ernest...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Community groups making most of latest round of United Way funds

Residents of a special care facility in Chester can soon enjoy a trek down the streets of Paris, an African...

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Barrel racing association tweaking full slate of events

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Western Shore Barrel Racing Club (WSBRC) is planning for a full slate of competitions in 2021.

The...

Friday 30 April 2021

Shipwright and Garrison team up to commemorate Bluenose

Hailed historically as a once unbeatable schooner on the high seas, the Bluenose now is spurring competition among modern brewing...

Friday 30 April 2021

RQM mayor says river is safe despite bacteria level findings

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Despite recent findings by Grade 7 students at South Queens Middle School indicating the fecal bacteria level...

Friday 30 April 2021

RQM gleans close to $800 K at property tax sale

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A total of 51 of 56 properties were sold April 7 at the Region of Queens Municipality...

Friday 30 April 2021

RQM council waives rent for Astor Theatre

The Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) council has voted in favour of waiving a total of $6,500 in rent due...

Friday 30 April 2021

Revamped Perkins House set to open June 7

The Perkins House Museum in Liverpool has undergone extensive renovations from top to bottom. With the majority of the work...

Friday 30 April 2021

Random questions for … Bridgewater mayor David Mitchell

Random questions for …

Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell

1. Describe your most significant moment of bliss?

“I would say my most significant moment...

Friday 30 April 2021

Proposed residential development takes hit after council rejects policy change

A Halifax-based real estate firm’s plans for a 30-unit residential complex on the former Fairview Inn property in Bridgewater took...

Friday 30 April 2021

New deed transfer tax bylaw goes through first reading in Queens

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) council gave first reading to a new bylaw that would see...

Friday 30 April 2021

Municipality of Chester rejects Aspotogan wharf replacement tenders

The Municipality of Chester sided against immediately replacing the Backman’s Cove wharf after the best-scoring and most qualified bid was...

Friday 30 April 2021

More trees topple at site of future Mahone Bay nursing home

MacLeod Group Health Services, developers of the new nursing home in Mahone Bay, say more trees were felled on the...

Friday 30 April 2021

Life after Northern Pulp

Communities around the province are quietly working on bold new proposals to heat entire towns by burning truckloads of pulpwood...

Friday 30 April 2021

Hospital Hustle going virtual this year

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The 41st annual Queens Hospital Hustle, raising money for the Queens General Hospital Foundation, is going online...

Friday 30 April 2021

Firm proposing accommodation development in Lunenburg seeks timeline extension

Lunenburg is being asked to further extend the schedule on a 10-year-old development deal for a project that has not...

Friday 30 April 2021

BRIEFCASE

Bridgewater’s Employment Solutions Society gets back-to-work project funding

An agency in Bridgewater devoted to helping people with job-search and career planning...

Friday 30 April 2021

Bridgewater tax rates rise, largest spike since 2012-13

Residential ratepayers in Bridgewater are opening their wallets to the largest tax increase since 2012-13 and can expect to continue...

Friday 30 April 2021

Bridgewater authorizes minor change of development deal with auto shop

Civic politicians in Bridgewater sanctioned a minor change to a three-and-half-year-old development deal so an east side automotive repair business...

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