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YOUTH VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED IN MODG: Youth volunteers received volunteer recognition awards at the annual Muncipality of the District of Guysborough Volunteer Recognition Night in Hazel Hill on April 10. Pictured above, from left to right: Brydon MacEachern - St. Monica’s Church, Kristy Hines - Guysborough Youth and Health Services Center and Nick Dort - Guysborough Minor Soccer Program. Contributed Photo

 

Industry leader to develop Black Point aggregate project

 

By Helen Murphy


GUYSBOROUGH -- A world leader in producing construction aggregates is the new developer of a planned marine aggregate quarry at Black Point, near Canso. Vulcan Materials is the largest producer of construction aggregates in North America, with over 340 operating facilities in 18 states, the Bahamas and Mexico. An agreement with Morien Resources Corp. announced Monday gives Vulcan controlling interest of the Black Point project in the District of Guysborough.

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Budget sees tax rates unchanged

 

By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough passed its 2014-2015 budget on Wednesday, April 2. The new budget holds over the residential tax rate from last year of $0.61 per $100 of assessment and the commercial tax rate will remain at $2.58 per $100 of assessment. However Canso residents will be charged an additional local services rate of $1.51 residential and $1.34 commercial, an addition that caused the councillor for District 8, which includes the former town of Canso, to vote against the budget. The Journal spoke to MODG Warden Vernon Pitts and councillor Armsworthy last week about the budget.

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Feathers ruffled at Guysborough council

 

By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Sometimes municipal councils take action to discipline one of their own. That's what transpired at the regular monthly meeting of District of Guysborough council last Wednesday. District 4 councillor Blair George made a motion to revoke the right of District 8 councillor Fin Armsworthy to be part of the MODG delegation to the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, as had been previously planned. George's motion to revoke the travel privilege of Armsworthy was a direct reaction to Armsworthy's lack of support for the budget at a special budget meeting on April 2. George's motion passed through council with a vote of 5-3.

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