County councillors request meeting with province to discuss Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility

PICTOU  –  The Municipality of Pictou County has requested a meeting with the province in hopes of learning new information about the pulp mill’s proposed effluent treatment facility. District 3 Coun. Darla MacKeil put a motion forward Monday during the property services meeting to invite ministers from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Department of...

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Dozens rally in support of walk-in clinic

By Brian Cameron Dozens of concerned residents stood in the searing heat on Monday afternoon to show their support for the Aberdeen Walk-in Clinic. The clinic has suspended operations between August 5 and September 17 while the doctors who operate the clinic contemplate its future. Dr. Chris Elliot and Dr. Thomas Park see approximately 10,000...

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week,...

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Cabinet changes, deputy appointed

Premier Stephen McNeil announced changes to the Executive Council (cabinet) today, July 5. Chuck Porter, MLA for Hants West, joins the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs. Derek Mombourquette, MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier, has been appointed Minister of Energy and Mines. The geoscience and mining division of the former Department of Natural Resources will transfer...

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Teachers rally against government’s planned changes of system

TRURO – While 20 selected teachers from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board met with the education minister Monday afternoon, even more rallied outside the school where they were meeting. Cherie Abriel, a current junior high school teacher with 29 years in the education system, was one to speak at the rally outside the Truro Junior...

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Premier names new Cabinet

Nova Scotia’s new Executive Council is in place after Premier Stephen McNeil and 16 other cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax today, June 15. “I am excited to get to work with this team and Nova Scotians from one end of this province to the other to build...

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Bill 75 passes

It was history in the making: a controversial bill has been passed into law. Bill 75, the piece of legislation imposing a contract on more than 9,000 teachers across the province, passed its third and final reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature on Tuesday. It did not go quietly: teachers and supporters protested outside Province...

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Teachers rallying outside Legislature today

County teachers will join their counterparts from across the province today in a rally in Halifax. Teachers rallied and picketed all night / overnight outside Nova Scotia’s Legislature last night, and will continue to rally and picket outside Province House throughout the day today as the Legislature continues to sit to debate Stephen McNeil’s anti-teacher...

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