Mulgrave exploring options for governance, finances

By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – Following the failure of efforts to amalgamate with the District of Guysborough, the Town of Mulgrave is looking at other options, including shared services with neighbouring municipalities.



Antigonish District RCMP investigates armed robbery

ANTIGONISH – On the afternoon of May 17 at 1:35 p.m., a man entered a pharmacy in Antigonish, approached the pharmacy counter, showed the pharmacist a gun tucked into the waistband of his pants, and demanded narcotics. The pharmacist did as she was asked, and the man fled the area on foot with a quantity of drugs. He was later picked up in a silver coloured Chrysler Sebring driven by another man.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial hammers home the fact that in this election, as in any, being well-informed is a voter's greatest asset. Murphy's Law tries to draw the line between self-motivation and self-bribery ... but the pencil needed to do it is lost somewhere in the junk drawer. Against All Odds returns with its ongoing Canada 150 celebration of local people and culture – this time with a cameo from People of Perseverance's own Jude Avery. And be sure to partake in this week's visual offerings from both Born with Sea Legs and Photos From the Cruiser!





Simmons stands for NDP in Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie
By Lois Ann Dort

“I am deeply concerned about the way the other two major parties have undermined the very foundations of this province,” said NDP candidate for the Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie riding Marney Simmons when asked why she decided to throw her hat into the ring this election season.

Pieridae gains financing options with merger
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Joining forces with a Quebec oil and gas exploration firm will give Pieridae Energy more financial options as it advances toward a final investment decision for the Goldboro LNG project. Pieridae announced Monday that it plans a reverse takeover of Petrolia Inc., allowing the amalgamated company to tap into public markets as a “fully integrated energy company, from upstream production to the sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG).”

Council news

Green Fund supports community projects
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – At last Wednesday’s regular monthly council meeting, 19 green community projects were funded through proceeds of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s Green Fund. These monies are generated through a 20-cent per tonne levy at MODG’s waste management facility. Projects ranged from flower beds to fish stocking and waste containers.

Wolf carries banner for PCs
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The standard political pedigree in Nova Scotia often includes a background in law or medicine, but that has been changing in recent years and Rob Wolf is a prime example. This teacher and high school guidance councillor has parleyed his desire to work for the public good into the political arena, as the PC candidate for the Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie riding in the upcoming provincial election on May 30. The Journal met with Wolf in Guysborough last week to discuss his campaign.

PC Leader Baillie puts infrastructure renewal at top of agenda
By Lois Ann Dort

The 2017 provincial election is PC Leader Jamie Baillie’s second run as party leader vying for the top job as provincial premier. The Journal spoke to him last week about the party platform and what the PC Party promises to bring to rural Nova Scotia if elected to govern at the end of May.

Youth faces charges after near-miss at race

LITTLE DOVER – During the Lobster Run road race on May 7, runners were proceeding around a curve on Dover Rd. when a car, coming from behind, attempted to pass a fire truck which was positioned at the end of the race. A pickup truck was proceeding slowly past the runners in the opposite direction, and the car struck it head on. The car lost control, came very close to hitting one of the runners, then struck the pickup truck. The collision occurred just before 10 a.m.


Mulgrave exploring options for governance, finances

By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – Following the failure of efforts to amalgamate with the District of Guysborough, the Town of Mulgrave is looking at other options, including shared services with neighbouring municipalities.



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