Honouring 40 years of service
GUYSBOROUGH – Dr. Anita Foley will be honoured this weekend with the grand opening and official naming of the new Health Services Centre located in the new wing of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital. While many citizens throughout the Guysborough area lobbied to have the new wing named after Foley, she is humbled by the honour and accolades. A long-time health practitioner in Guysborough there are many who owe Foley their health if not their lives and feel the new Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre is a fitting tribute for all she has done for healthcare in Guysborough and surrounding areas. Foley sat down with The Journal last week to talk about her years in practice and the opening of the new hospital wing.
CANSO – This year sees the 20th anniversary of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso; a milestone few believed possible when the idea for a music festival first sprouted in this small fishing community. And it would have been an impossible feat if volunteers were not willing to get the event off the ground with what could be calculated as thousands of work hours volunteered on a yearly basis. The saying, it takes a village to raise a child, can be extended to the festival where a majority of the population of Canso have had a hand in the success of Stanfest year upon year.
Also in this issue, the latest on Mulgrave's water woes, lighting the artistic fire in Canso and local student pursues hoop dreams.
GUYSBOROUGH – The regular council meeting held for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough on Wednesday, June 8 did not include any discussion on the travel expenses claimed by council and staff that were released as part of a Freedom of Information request submitted by CBC earlier this month. When questioned after council adjourned about the MODG policy response to the released expenses Warden Vernon Pitts stated, “As far as I am concerned, I don’t think the Municipality of the District of Guysborough is doing anything wrong. I, for one, do not want a knee-jerk reaction. Council has a mandate, we have a budget, and we go forward based upon that.
SHERBROOKE – The District of the Municipality of St. Mary’s voted in favour of donating $1000 to the Canadian Red Cross for the Fort Mac relief effort at Monday’s regular council meeting. Like many other Nova Scotian municipalities there are few residents who have not been touched by the wildfire disaster.
GUYSBOROUGH – The first distillery in the world located at a golf course opens June 18 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. The state-of-the-art distilling and brewing facility is home to Authentic Seacoast’s award-winning spirits and craft beer brands, including GLYNNEVAN Whisky, Sea Fever Rum, Fortress Rum and Rare Bird Craft Beer.