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.
BARRINGTON – The Nova Scotia RCMP has charged three Shelburne County men following a 22-month investigation into allegations of lobster theft and fraud totalling approximately $3 million.
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“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.
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).”
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.
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.
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.
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.