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LEARNING TO SAIL: Guysborough's first adult learn-to-sail program was held Aug. 18-22. The students all discovered they loved sailing, and have some new skills in handling the boat. They are looking forward to taking more courses next summer. Left to right: Karen Hall, Maya Godding, Tom Curry. Contributed Photo

 

Community liaison ramps up for quarry project

 

By Helen Murphy

 

GUYSBOROUGH – The newly established Community Liaison Committee for the Black Point Aggregate Quarry project recently held its first meeting. With members from communities stretching from Guysborough to Canso, the committee is structured to reflect the interests of the people most impacted by the project proposed by Vulcan Materials and Morien Resources.

 

Gordon MacDonald, MODG's director of economic development, sits on the committee as a representative of the municipality. In an interview with The Journal Tuesday, he noted that industry-leader Vulcan has built a reputation for strong community engagement and consultation, which has won the company numerous awards.

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Old Fashioned Christmas gets federal funding

 

SHERBROOKE – The Government of Canada has provided the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society with $7,300 in funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, to present the 18th edition of the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas.

 

The two-weekend festival will feature performances by local musicians, demonstrations by local artisans, craft workshops, family and children’s activities, and a historical tour of the village.

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Port Bickerton welcomes first artist-in-residence

 

By Lois Ann Dort

 

PORT BICKERTON – A rocky shoreline dotted by late summer flowers, swept by cool breezes and guarded by a tall sentinel is the perfect location to inspire artists. The Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association looked at the beauty around them and decided to take action and create an artist-in-residence program at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse. This past week the inaugural artist in the program, Susan Paterson, took up residency in the renovated lightkeeper's cottage and went to work capturing the unique beauty of Port Bickerton. Paterson put down her brush and talked to The Journal about her work and the program last Friday.

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