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10
Sep
Out of bounds, MLAs say

Out of bounds, MLAs say

To say that a pair of Liberal MLAs are upset about proposed changes to their riding boundaries is perhaps the understatement of the year.

“We are under siege by this government!” declares newbie Yarmouth representative Zach Churchill, whose riding would be divided between Clare and Argyle, creating the new ridings of Yarmouth-Argyle and Clare-Yarmouth.

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10
Sep

Fewer bums but more seats

On the same day that the IWK Health Centre announced it was cutting 22 youth care workers in the mental health addiction services department, the region’s largest youth hospital awarded a tender valued at $72,485 to Office Interiors to buy and install new office furniture. 

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05
Sep
New sex rules cause confusion

New sex rules cause confusion

With the Federalis cracking down on businesses in the sex industry bringing temporary foreign workers to the Great White North, I reached out to local businesses linked to the sex industry for their professional insight. 

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05
Sep
Your inn, if the price is right...

Your inn, if the price is right...

“Everything in the world is for sale at the right price,” Bras D’or Lakes Inn co-owner Rhoda Gillett tells me when I ask her about a rumour that the noted St. Peters hotel is for sale.

“If the right person walks in with the right price, it’s gone,” says the retired schoolteacher, although she notes, “It’s not officially on the market yet.” 

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05
Sep

ACOA lawsuit of the week

Another week, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is chasing down another business.

This time, ACOA is going after North River resident Darren Cameron’s Riverbend Fish Farm for $120,170.61 plus interest. 

This is the sixth company from which ACOA is attempting to recoup cash from loans in as many weeks. It brings ACOA’s two-month lawsuit grand total to $2,200,537.10.

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