Final sentencing from Port Bickerton home invasion

ANTIGONISH – A violent home invasion in Port Bickerton on March 6. 2015, has led to prison time for the last of the three accused to be sentenced. Codi James Scott Bungay-Lloyd, 22, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail at Supreme Court in Antigonish last Tuesday, April 19.



Seawind Landing hosting country / folk duo

CHARLOS COVE – Feeling a little country, or perhaps a little folk? Fortunately two outstanding lights from the Canadian Country/ Folk music scene-- Cindy Church and Susan Crowe-- are now on tour in Nova Scotia. Originally from Nova Scotia, these artist have been nominated for Junos and numerous other awards.

Also in this edition...

Also in this week's edition check out Ray's opinion, our IT Guy, and read about new student adventures. We also feature lots of pictures of what our young people are up to and our editorial weighs in on the meaning of the Duffy verdict.





MODG pleased with repeal of “must-run” requirement at biomass facility

GUYSBOROUGH – Last week this paper reported that the province amended the Renewable Electricity Regulations removing the “must-run” requirement for the biomass facility at Point Tupper. The “must-run” stipulation had legally required the plant to run at full electricity generation capacity at all times. This amendment will result in fewer trees harvested in Guysborough County for biomass; welcome news for local municipalities who have, in the past, voiced their concerns to Nova Scotia Power about the impact biomass harvesting was having on local forests.

SRSB votes to close Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre

PORT HAWKESBURY – After months of lobbying from the community of Mulgrave to save Mulgave Memorial Education Centre, the Strait Regional School Board voted to close the school at a tension-fraught meeting in the SAERC auditorium on Wednesday, April 13. After several motions amending the original motion, from a P to Grade 4 school as of September 2016 with complete closure in June 2017 to a P to Grade 6 school with complete closure in June 2018, the final vote was overwhelmingly in favour of the motion for closure with one dissenting vote cast by District 10 board member Mallori Nickerson.


Final sentencing from Port Bickerton home invasion

ANTIGONISH – A violent home invasion in Port Bickerton on March 6. 2015, has led to prison time for the last of the three accused to be sentenced. Codi James Scott Bungay-Lloyd, 22, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail at Supreme Court in Antigonish last Tuesday, April 19.



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