CBC’s Still Standing lands in Canso

By Lois Ann Dort

As CBC television’s Still Standing enters its fourth season it will pay a visit to Canso, Nova Scotia; a fishing community with deep historic roots that has survived numerous transitions over the decades and centuries.



Play ball

Guysborough student chosen for 14 U team
By Lois Ann Dort

Baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, curling, Taekwondo; these are the sports that Vanessa Dort, a Grade 8 student at Chedabucto Education Centre from Guysborough, takes part in throughout the year. This summer, baseball became her main focus when she was chosen to play on Baseball Nova Scotia 14 U Girls team. The Atlantic Championship, held in Bedford, Nova Scotia, wrapped up the season on the second weekend in September. Dort talked to The Journal about the experience.

The future is written in stone

StFX geologist Donnelly Archibald pursues research in Madagascar
By Lois Ann Dort

ANTIGONISH – Readers of the Guysborough Journal may recognize the name Donnelly Archibald; he’s been a steady feature in sporting news recently as pitcher for the Pomquet Acadians, the AGR Fastpitch League champions of 2017, and recently part of the national championship winning East Hants Mastodons. But the Aspen, Guysborough County native has yet another passion: geology, and it has taken him places beyond his wildest dreams, to the famed island of Madagascar off the southeast coast of Africa.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial mourns the loss of political legend Allan J. MacEachen by taking a moment to celebrate his life and accomplishments. Murphy's Law learns the hard way that "good things come to those who wait" isn't always a true statement, at least where dinner is concerned. We have coverage of the Wellness Expo recently held in Canso as well as an informed primer from The Conversation on how to talk to your kids and teens about the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada. Health Bite stops in to ask if you're getting enough fibre in your diet – plus the usual suspects are along for the ride, including From the Cruiser, Born with Sea Legs and your community news columns. Enjoy!





Lost Shores Gran Fondo logs a second year of success
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – After a wet and windy week, a calm day arrived with fog that burned off into a bright blue day as cyclists travelled the roads of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough for the second annual Lost Shores Gran Fondo on Saturday, September 9.

Supply challenges could be Goldboro LNG’s ‘Achilles heel’
Company has raised $50 million for next phase

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Pieridae Energy has raised $50 million in support of the next phase of its Goldboro LNG project. In an interview with The Journal Monday, company president and CEO Alfred Sorensen said the funds will pay for work to meet environmental conditions for the development, and to undertake the engineering work needed to determine a final project cost.

Local family ready to help Houston on road to recovery
By Lois Ann Dort

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – On Sunday morning when The Journal spoke to Lori MacDonald Salsman at her home in The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston, Texas, the rain had finally stopped. But the recovery from Hurricane Harvey was just beginning.


CBC’s Still Standing lands in Canso

By Lois Ann Dort

As CBC television’s Still Standing enters its fourth season it will pay a visit to Canso, Nova Scotia; a fishing community with deep historic roots that has survived numerous transitions over the decades and centuries.



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