Fight for EMH
CANSO – As the third week of service reduction at Eastern Memorial Hospital (EMH) approaches, a working group is being established to address the nursing shortage that caused a halt to admissions and nighttime ER starting May 12.
COUNTRY HARBOUR – A new ferry is coming to Country Harbour. Bernadette Jordan, federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, announced support for two new ferry replacement projects in Nova Scotia on Friday, May 17.
We've got a pair of editorials for you this week, dealing first with the Desmond Fatality Inquiry and then the ongoing issues at Eastern Memorial Hospital. Murphy's Law takes a break, letting The Conversation fill in with an article that's all abuzz about bees. We've got all the details on recent council meetings held in Guysborough and St. Mary's. Gerry Madigan and Norma Cooke's "Hearth and Home" continues this week with a two-chapter installment for your reading enjoyment. Plus community news from Sheet Harbour, a trio of stories from the Strait Regional School Board and a report on the final workshop in — and conclusion of — the Guysborough County Tourism Strategy Development series. Stay in the know about what's on the go by picking up your copy of the Guysborough Journal.
CANSO – The people of Canso and MODG are digging in to fight for the future of Eastern Memorial Hospital (EMH).
SHERBROOKE – Years of habitat restoration work along the St. Mary’s River received a major boost through a federal funding announcement in Sherbrooke on May 8. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson was at the St. Mary's River Association Interpretive Centre to announce $1.2 million over three years in funding to restore watersheds and coastal habitats in eastern Nova Scotia.
MULGRAVE – Town council is considering moving Mulgrave’s town office to the former school that it now owns. Town CAO Darlene Berthier Sampson told The Journal Monday that a motion was made to move operations to the school no later than July 1, 2019, and the town is now in talks with Canada Post to see if the local post office could be moved there as well.
CANSO – The continuing nursing shortage at Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso could soon lead to the facility being cut back to a 12-hour daytime nursing shift only. If that happens, can the facility continue operating as a hospital? That’s a top-of-mind question for MODG Warden Vernon Pitts.
ANTIGONISH – As St. Francis Xavier University bestowed more than 900 degrees to students from all corners of the globe on Sunday, March 5, honorary degrees were conferred upon a trailblazer in mental health and a religious order well-regarded for promoting the education of women.