By Andrew Macdonald Chester, like any small community, has an active rumour mill and there has been lots of fodder on a government grant to refresh the Village Square - better known as the 1922 installed site of the Cenotaph. The chatter is the project did not involve...
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Apr 5, 2021 | Politics
Mar 13, 2021 | Real Estate
By Andrew Macdonald Chester Chatter is now called Chester Notes. Under new ownership since March 1st, 2021, Dean Leland is meeting with early success at the longest-running pub in rural Nova Scotia. I refer to pub and eatery, The Fo ‘c’ sle Tavern, in downtown Village...
Chester Notes: A Chat With Navy Veteran Marty Martel & Dean Leland Takes Over Fo ‘c’ sle Tavern Monday
Feb 28, 2021 | Arts & Culture
By Andrew Macdonald Chester Notes: (We've changed the column from the previously known brand, Chester Chatter) A Chat With Navy Veteran, Marty Martel (yes that his how they spell his name up in his native lands of Ottawa - in Cape Breton, they spell it with two 'l's...
Feb 7, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald The other week, I noted hospitality operator Dean Leland made an offer to buy the legendary Chester pub, the Fo ‘c’ sle Tavern Updating the story, I hear Leland, newly minted at 60, will buy the pub on March 1st, 2021 when he installs a new...
Feb 7, 2021 | Real Estate
By Andrew Macdonald Former auto dealer magnate, Scott Carroll has listed his Chester Front Harbour mansion for $1.2999M. The property at 81 Water Street once served as a retail home to Warp & Woof. It has three bedrooms and is over 2,000-square feet with a lot...
Exclusive: The Fo‘c’sle Tavern Under Offer - Reports Realtor Tim Harris By Andrew Macdonald Listed a year ago on an exclusive offering by Tim Harris, in Chester, the realtor is now reporting a deal has been signed by an unknown party to buy The Fo'c'sle pub and...
Chester’s Political Intrigue: Butch Heisler Backs An Opponent Of Danielle Barkhouse For Chester Municipal Council
Sep 5, 2020 | Politics
By Andrew Macdonald Chester Chatter: Butch Heisler Backs Contender Who Will Oppose Danielle Barkhouse For Chester Municipal Post Gunning for her second term as representative for seaside Chester Village on Chester Municipal Council, Danielle Barkhouse is facing an...
Cottage Life: Attn My Millennial Readers: Chester’s ‘Tiny Mansion’ Goes On The Market – A Real Deal At $232,000
Jun 3, 2020 | Real Estate
By Andrew Macdonald Cottage Life: Attention My Millennial Readers: Chester’s Little Mansion Goes On The Market Chester Real Estate Cottage On An Affordable Price Tag: With millennials making up the second-largest paid readership of The Notebook - code word for 25 to...
Emerging Halifax-Toronto Architect Omar Gandhi Creates New Maritime Vernacular For Jim Spatz & Val MacDonald’s Chester Back Harbour Cottage
By Andrew Macdonald From a Kingsburg Beach cottage design, named by leading architectural magazine, Azure as Best Design In Canada In 2018, rising architect Omar Gandhi has elevated his specialty of offering new designs to the Maritime Vernacular. His latest project...
MacPolitics: Chester Municipal Politico Danielle Barkhouse To Seek Tory Nod In Chester-St. Margaret’s For Team Houston
Feb 7, 2020 | Politics
By Andrew Macdonald
MacPolitics: Danielle Barkhouse To Seek Tory Nod in Chester-St. Margaret’s
One term Chester Municipal Politico Danielle Barkhouse is going to seek the NS PC party nod in the next provincial election.
She will likely win the nod and then square off against incument Liberal MLA Hugh MacKay.
With some political intrigue for Chester-St.Margaret’s Bay Denise Peterson Rafuse has recently announced on her social media pages she will contest the future NDP nod in that riding.
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