GUYSBOROUGH – The various conditions attached to environmental approval (EA) of the Black Point Quarry project are keeping Vulcan Materials Company busy as it progresses toward a final investment decision in early 2018.
An extensive Q&A session with MODG Chief Accounting Officer Barry Carroll is featured this week while our editorial digs into the return of the gold mining industry to the local area; it's a dog's life for Murphy's Law (well ... dog owner's life, actually) and "A People of Perseverance", a new semi-regular column debuts, covering the culture and history of Tor Bay and its Acadian population.
GUYSBOROUGH – A company looking to develop a commercial operation to launch satellites into space looked at 14 potential sites in North America and Tuesday, March 14, it announced its final selection is a site near Canso and Hazel Hill.
The relocation of the Emergency Health Services base in Sherbrooke is on hold -- for now. Last week the Progressive Conservative candidate for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie, Rob Wolf, said current MLA Lloyd Hines needed to provide clarity on rumoured plans to shut down the Emergency Health Services depot in Sherbrooke and move it to Melrose.
GUYSBOROUGH – The province paid tribute to those who prevent crime and make Nova Scotia communities safer with the Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention on March 9. The three winners of the policing award included Const. Nathan Sparks of the Guysborough RCMP detachment. Const. Sparks championed a hybrid hub model for youth intervention in Guysborough County, which has been instrumental in helping troubled youth before they end up in court.
GUYSBOROUGH – At a special meeting last Wednesday, Mulgrave council voted to withdraw its application to the UARB for dissolution. The town had been pursuing amalgamation with the neighbouring Municipality of the District of Guysborough. UARB hearings were scheduled to start next week.
GUYSBOROUGH – With Anaconda Mining’s pending purchase of Orex Exploration, it hopes to accelerate development of a gold mining operation at Goldboro.
St. Martha’s campaign
GUYSBOROUGH – “If we can’t replace equipment, we lose doctors.” That’s the simple message campaign chair Steve Smith says is behind a $20 million campaign for St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.