DSTN upkeep becoming a question of finances

TRENTON — The Liberals are hoping to generate interest in the former DSTN facility once again. With a two-year vacancy and the building in receivership, the government has been paying $150,000 a month to maintain the former DSME property in hopes that a buyer will come forward. Last Thursday, Geoff MacLellan, minister of Business, toured...

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Lots in store for Trenton with budget projections

TRENTON — The 2017-18 budget projections for the Town of Trenton are completed and all indications are the town is great shape. CAO Brian White presented the budget overview at a meeting of town council on Tuesday night. “Having finalized budgets before the end of March is a significant achievement for all involved,” he said....

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Northern Pulp boosts shutdown budget and workforce

Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation has begun its annual maintenance shutdown to carry out preventative maintenance on non-operating equipment. The shutdown will see the mill’s workforce skyrocket from just over 330 to nearly 1,000 workers with tradespeople descending on the Pictou County region. The original shutdown budget of $8 million for the 10-day period has...

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Seniors suffering with funding cuts

Local non-profit nursing homes are dealing with the repercussions of a second round of budget cuts in two years under the provincial Liberal government. Four local homes have been affected by these cuts including three non-profit and one privately owned nursing home. Valley View Villa in Riverton is among the non-profit homes that will see...

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School board adopts budget

PICTOU – The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board has approved its 2016-17 budget. They adopted a $206.3-million budget at its monthly meeting last week at Pictou Academy. Board chairperson Trudy Thompson said it’s the first time in years CCRSB has been able to furnish a budget surplus. “The additional funds realized this fiscal year have been...

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