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CELEBRATING 45 YEARS: The Sea Shore Volunteer Fire Department in Port Bickerton marked an important milestone on March 21 when volunteers, past and present, gathered to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the department. Contributed Photo

 

Guysborough health care professionals take their healing hands overseas


By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Lots of people plan a trip to the Dominican Republic in the month of March. Most of them are looking for a winter getaway, and with this winter who can blame them. But this year a contingent of health care professionals -- Dr. Anita Foley, RN Loretta Pettipas and RN Pamela Morrow -- from Guysborough Memorial Hospital went to that Caribbean island on a medical mission to help the impoverished people of the small nation.

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Commercial opportunities to flow from Mulgrave infrastructure upgrades


MULGRAVE – The Town of Mulgrave is taking steps to stimulate economic development opportunities by upgrading its Loggie Street wastewater system. The updated system will support new and existing commercial operations as well as the needs of local residents.

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Local student returns from Mexican leadership camp

 

By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Every year the Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) holds a Leadership Camp in partnership with the Centre for Spanish and Mayan Studies of the University of Campeche in Mexico. Twenty-one students from Nova Scotia -- who are selected through an application process which includes principals' and teachers' recommendations as well as a a written essay -- are paired with local students who become their host families and leadership partners during the two-week program. Once on the ground in Mexico, students take part in language classes and leadership skills building workshops. They also visit local projects that focus on improving the lives of underprivileged children and donate money which they fundraised before the trip.

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