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REALLY WIDE TURN: The first blade for the Sable Wind project is pictured here on its way through Guysborough to the site in Hazel Hill on Tuesday. The blades and most of the parts, which arrived at the Port of Sheet Harbour on Monday, are making their way from Sheet Harbour up to New Glasgow, along the Trans Canada and all the way down Route 16 to the Sable Wind Site. Later this week, the gigantic towers, which are coming from Quebec, will arrive via Highway 316 Lower South River Road, cross through Giant's Lake to Roachvale, proceed left on Larry's River Road to Highway 16 and on to the site. It is expected that assembly will be begin soon after the towers arrive. Allan Murphy Photo


Sable Wind on schedule

Construction brings economic boost


By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – The Sable Wind project is moving forward on schedule and is slated for completion by mid-December. The positive news was shared with MODG council by deputy warden Janet Peitzsche at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept.10.


The cement footings for the turbines have been poured, roads to the site -- between Canso and Hazel Hill -- have been completed and parts for the project have arrived. More equipment, including sections of six turbines, is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. The MODG has and will continue to issue traffic advisories when these larger pieces of equipment are transported to the project site.


Lions fundraising or memorial repairs


CANSO – The Seamen’s Memorial in Canso has hosted the Annual Seamen’s Memorial Service for 38 years, focusing on the fishery, its challenges and the losses to area communities. Through the efforts of the Canso Lions Club and the community, the Seamen’s Memorial Day Act was proclaimed, designating the second Sunday in August to be observed as Seamen’s Memorial Day. The Annual Provincial Seamen’s Memorial Service has been hosted at the Canso site with representation from various communities in Nova Scotia and the federal and provincial governments. The original monument was built and has been maintained by the Canso Lions Club and community donations.


Rodgers seeking Conservative nomination


PORT HAWKESBURY – Guysborough native Adam Rodgers, president of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce and Port Hawkesbury lawyer, will seek the Conservative nomination for the riding of Cape Breton - Canso for the next federal election.


“I appreciate the support received already and the many people who encouraged me to take this step,” said Rodgers in a media release. “I look forward to meeting more people and sharing my views which are shaped daily by my professional and volunteer work in the riding.”


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