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A WINNING TEAM: St. Mary's River Smokhouses president, Marg Harpell (second row, far right) is pictured with some of her staff at the facility in Sherbrooke. Despite challenges, St. Mary's River Smokehouses has been able to develop smoked salmon products that have won international acclaim. Allan Murphy Photo

 

St. Mary's passes milage and expense policy


By Lois Ann Dort


SHERBROOKE – St. Mary's council approved a written mileage and expense policy at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, October 14. Previously the policy had not been formally written, although expenditures were calculated for annual budgets. Warden Michael Mosher said the new written policy would be fairer for councillors, staff and taxpayers. The new policy does not outline dollar figures but does clarify what expenses are eligible for compensation.

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Small Business Week

Entrepreneur finds home in Sheet Harbour


By Janice Christie



SHEET HARBOUR – In 2008 Catherine MacNeil wanted to act on the desire to re-invent herself. She had attended university at Dalhousie and Western, finishing her degree, Bachelor of Administration in Health, in Athabasca, Alberta. She had worked in one of the largest orthodontic practices in North America and managed a large dental clinic in Lethbridge. But in 2008 she was ready to return home to Nova Scotia where she was born and raised.

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Oil spill in Venus Cove


By Lois Ann Dort


MULGRAVE – Last week a foul smell alerted residents in Mulgrave that something had gone wrong at the Ocean Nutrition Canada plant which produces fish oil capsules in the town. Fish oil had leaked from a pipe into Venus Cove near where the operation is located. Mayor Lorne MacDonald told The Journal, after the regular council meeting on Monday, that a line had cracked causing the leakage but that the problem had been located.

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