The Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre hosted its first ice time on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Rink 'A' includes 1,200 seats and is surrounded by a walking track. Rink 'B' can hold 350 spectators and is expected to open on Oct. 3.
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MEMBERTOU - The first of two ice rinks at the newly built Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre will officially open to the public on Tuesday.
SYDNEY — Terry Paul is beginning another term as chief of Membertou First Nation after winning a record 17th consecutive election last week.
Unlike previous years, Paul will have four years, instead of two, to work as chief after the band decided to opt into the First Nations Elections Act.
MEMBERTOU — Chief Terry Paul of the Membertou First Nation won re-election to a four-year term Wednesday.
The voting results were released at noontime Thursday.
It marks the 17th consecutive term for Paul, who has served as the chief of the bustling First Nation for 32 years.
Summer diet plans will no doubt take a hit with the promise of a bigger and better Sydney Ribfest when the outdoor culinary event returns to Cape Breton in July. Last year, more than 22,000 people attended the inaugural Ribfest, easily topping the 10,000 patrons organizers from local Rotary Clubs had hoped to see.
The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs has signed what's being called a "historic" deal with the owner of the Donkin mine for a royalty on coal production. The amount of the royalty from Kameron Coal has not been disclosed, but an assembly co-chair, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation, says the money will be shared by all Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia.
SYDNEY — A 10-bed residential hospice facility for Cape Breton is several steps closer to reality thanks to a community development partnership between the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, BCA Group, and Membertou.
Gloria Nicholas is both relieved and extremely happy that Membertou First Nation has opened a spacious new centre for seniors in the community to call their own. As the coordinator of the Membertou 55 Plus Society, she had been frustrated with the previous facility-which was woefully inadequate."We only had one room, plus a kitchen which was very small," she said. "We were crowded."
SYDNEY — At one Sydney restaurant, it's all about local.
The prosperous Membertou First Nation in Sydney has bought two commercial properties housing doctors' offices and pharmacies, one of them on land once inhabited by the Mi'kmaq. Chief Terry Paul says the chance arose to buy the HealthPark building next to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Medical Arts building on Kings Road when the current owners decided to invest in other businesses.