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Bad roads becoming a distraction in Advocate area

In fact, some of the local roads have deteriorated to the point where they have become unsafe and dangerous to travel on, he pointed out...

Cumberland South Liberals looking for contender

Its a direct jab at current MLA Jamie Baillie, who is also the leader of the province's Progressive Conservatives and the official opposition to the...

Smith-McCrossin announces run for PC nomination

“I am also confident in our leader, Jamie Baillie. He has the knowledge and strength of character to lead our province,” she said. “We are...

Baillie wants legislature called back sooner

"We have some serious infrastructure issues in our province that must be addressed," said Baillie. "Our hospitals, like the VG, are in disrepair; schools, such...

Baillie increases noise on toll opposition

... New Brunswick and it's people who go to for medical appointments, cancer treatments and dialysis three times a week,” Jamie Baillie said Monday after...

Baillie slams McNeil, Farrell for position on toll proposal

Baillie says Premier McNeil should be using that time to stand up for Nova Scotians instead of wining and dining with New Brunswick Liberal donors.

No money for Springhill schools in capital plan

And in the end we get nothing,” Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie said. “One arm doesn't know what the other is doing and we get...

Collaborative care not working for rural Nova Scotia –Baillie

“South Cumberland Community Care Centre [in Parrsboro] 108 unscheduled hours… they more than doubled the unscheduled closures at the CEC there, which was the first...

Baillie says goodbye to frustrating year

Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie, however, can't help but get his fighting spirit up when he thinks about 2015. “I'm pissed off that the year...

Far from defeated

Parents and supporters for a new school have a lot of key people in all the right places behind the move – their local MLA,...

Advocate remembers sacrifices during annual ceremony

... The Last Post, a minute of silence, The Reveille, the Pledge of Remembrance, and a number of wreaths laid by community members. Also speaking...

Baillie calls for Shelburne ER solutions in Springhill

At that rate we'll have 100 days in less that a year,” Baillie said Tuesday. “I want the Minister of Health [Leo Glavine] and the...

Baillie wants commitment from Glavine on All Saints emergency room

Baillie said senior health officials from the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Halifax recently visited the hospital asking about the emergency room. He said issues...

MLA wants to know where promised paving for Springhill is

Jamie Baillie, the MLA for Cumberland South and who holds an office in Springhill, says the Nova Scotia government committed more than $1 million towards...

Emergency department closures a growing concern

This is not good enough for Cumberland South MLA and provincial Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie, who said 13 closures in the 25-day period between July...

Twenty-Nine receive OREC diplomas

Maureen Hickman received the Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Association MLA Jamie Baillie Bursary of $100, the School Advisory Council Bursary of $250, the $200 Rev.

Bacon feted for his service to community, Nova Scotians

Bacon, who left municipal politics to run for the Progressive Conservatives in 1970, was honoured by the Cumberland North PC Association and several other speakers,...

County looking to speed up demolition process

Officials on hand to give statements and answer questions during the community meeting included: (from left) Mike Carter, fire protection co-ordinator for Cumberland County; and...

Baillie wants to prevent a repeat of Springhill's dissolution process

“We can't go back in time for Springhill, but we can help other towns so this goes smoother in the future,” Baillie said. “The Municipal...

Oxford honours its volunteers for commitment to community

Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie agreed saying communities are proud of their volunteers and these banquets are an opportunity to show just how proud they...

Springhill pays tribute to community volunteers

Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Association President Doug Marshall, speaking on behalf of MLA Jamie Baillie who was in Halifax for the Spring sitting of the...

Shipbuilding museum reports 2014 record year

Layton Yorke was honored for his 30 years with the society and its preceding group The Greville Bay Development Association with a letter from MLA...

Amherst to gain eight registry of deeds jobs

Cumberland South MLA and PC leader Jamie Baillie said the budget will see Nova Scotia families and businesses pay more taxes. He said the government...

Cumberland County MLAs pay tribute to Rowe

CBC.caCumberland South MLA and PC leader Jamie Baillie offered his condolences to Rowe's family, friends and colleagues. “Allan brought his well-earned reputation for honesty, fairness...

Funding announced for Parrsboro tourism expansion

Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong, Parrsboro deputy mayor Lisa Ward, Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie and Cumberland North MLA Terry Farrell were at Parrsboro town...

Demanding justice for Clayton

Gervais and Maureen Miller, parents of the late Clayton Miller, and their daughter Elizabeth, make their way down Plummer Avenue in New Waterford Sunday, waving...

Nova Scotia forecasts slightly smaller deficit of $274.5 million for this year

The NDP's interim leader, Maureen MacDonald, also dismissed Whalen's assertion that cuts would be needed in the future, saying that won't fix an economy that's...

Nova Scotia premier's former spokesman pleads not guilty to assault charge

CTV News He was initially placed on administrative leave with pay, but later fired from his position. Premier Stephen McNeil said the termination was necessary because...

Ex-Nova Scotia cabinet minister declines comment on assertion she was to resign

CBC.ca In the book, Steele says Maureen MacDonald, who served as health minister at the time, was prepared to join him. He says he talked with...

Baillie questions law firm's 'preferential treatment'

HALIFAX – Cumberland South MLA and Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie wants to know why the Liberals gave the Cumberland Regional Development Authority's legal counsel preferential...

LA Animal Shelter president welcomes tougher legislation on sweltering pets

She said she has spoken to Cumberland South MLA and PC Party leader Jamie Baillie about it and is happy to see change is finally...

Premier calls on Nova Scotia Power to improve its communication

Queens County Advance HALIFAX – The premier of Nova Scotia says Nova Scotia Power has to improve its communication during outages. Speaking to journalists via teleconference...