Westville Council rescinds coal exploration

WESTVILLE – Town council has taken coal exploration off its agenda. Council unanimously passed a motion at its regular meeting on Monday to rescind its original approval for exploratory drilling on land bordered by an area that includes Cowan Street and a railway. Coun. Lynn MacDonald introduced the motion in what she said was a...

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Roger MacKay resigns as mayor of Westville

WESTVILLE – Town council will have a special item on its agenda on Monday following the resignation of Roger MacKay as mayor. MacKay announced his decision late on Monday on a Facebook post to leave elected politics. Deputy Mayor Lennie White, who has chaired council in MacKay’s absence, said council will discuss next steps about...

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Conservative Party’s Roger MacKay withdraws from Central Nova race

(EDITOR’S NOTE: An email received from the Central Nova Conservative Association last night has confirmed that country music star George Canyon will be running in MacKay’s place) Conservative Party candidate Roger MacKay has stepped down from running for the Conservative Party in Central Nova. “It’s with regret today that I’m announcing I’m stepping aside as...

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Westville mayor granted leave of absence

WESTVILLE – Town council has given Mayor Roger MacKay a three-month leave of absence. Council approved MacKay’s request for the leave from July 29 to October 31 at its regular meeting on Monday. MacKay asked for it in light of his candidacy in the federal election in October. He won the nomination in a four-way...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Roger MacKay has his say…

There are 14 Pictou County residents running for mayor  in the 2016 municipal election: three new faces each in Pictou and Trenton, four new people are offering in New Glasgow, Stellarton’s incumbent mayor is facing off against one  newcomer and in Westville, the incumbent mayor  has two challengers. In the lead up to the election,...

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