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‘STEP’ FORWARD FOR TOURISM: A new program is set to promote the tourism potential of the Bay of Islands area along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia—one of Nova Scotia’s best kept secrets. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Association (DEANS) is kicking off mainland Nova Scotia’s first Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP), thanks to a contribution of more than $44,000 from the Government of Canada. From left to right: David Hendsbee, councillor for Preston - Chezzetcook - Eastern Shore; Karen Wenaus, chair, DEANS Board of Directors; Senator Tom McInnis; Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax; the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova and Michael Mosher, Warden, Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s. Contributed Photo

 

Sod-turning

Construction to begin on Guysborough Hospital expansion


By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Next week the expansion and redevelopment of Guysborough Memorial Hospital moves another step closer to fruition with a sod-turning ceremony to mark the beginning of construction. The redevelopment will create new space for doctors and other community healthcare providers to work collaboratively out of one location. Additional renovations will offer quick access for patients and health care providers to the emergency department and other hospital services.

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Funding to help promote Eastern Shore as tourism destination


A visionary group of volunteers, businesses and community leaders are taking innovative steps to promote the tourism potential of the Bay of Islands area along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia—one of Nova Scotia’s best kept secrets. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Association (DEANS) is kicking off mainland Nova Scotia’s first Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP), thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

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Welcome news for AGECIP


By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Last week the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the results of their province-wide early intervention program review. The Department will take steps to address four key areas of concern highlighted in the review to improve services to children and their families. Top among these concerns are the waitlists for service and the support and development of early intervention staff. Brenda MacInnis, executive director of Antigonish Guysborough Early Childhood Intervention Program (AGECIP), welcomed the announcement and looks forward to seeing the results of the program review rolled out across the province.

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