MODG council

CLC construction on schedule
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – At last Wednesday’s regular monthly council meeting, councillors learned that the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex (CLC) construction is proceeding according to specifications and on schedule. As well, councillor Blair George reported that the community fundraising initiative is now at $350,000, with a goal of $500,000.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial takes a break from political musings to discuss how the end of a life doesn't have to mean the end of a dream – especially when the life was a big part of helping to make that dream come true. Chedabucto Education Centre / Guysborough Academy recently held their Special Awards ceremony, and we've got photos of the recipients. Born with Sea Legs sails into port with another visual catch-of-the-day. From the Cruiser is back, plus Community News and much more!





Conviction overturned four years after altercation in Sunnyville
By Helen Murphy

John Arthur Borden’s conviction for assault and sentence to five years’ jail time following an altercation outside a Sunnyville home on June 28, 2013 has been quashed by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Judge Duncan Beveridge found the trial judge’s failure to charge the jury about how to deal with prior statements was inadequate. He allowed the appeal and ordered a new trial, to be undertaken at the discretion of the Crown.

Recount confirms Hines elected
By Helen Murphy

A judicial recount of the ballots in the riding of Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie was conducted June 9 in Halifax under the supervision of Associate Chief Justice Deborah K. Smith of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Incumbent Liberal Lloyd Hines was confirmed as winning the seat.

UARB orders MODG to pay $304,000 for fees related to Goldboro expropriation
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – A company that appealed the value the Municipality of the District of Guysborough applied to its interest in expropriated land in Goldboro filed a claim of $581,043 in legal and other costs. Last Thursday, June 8, the UARB released its decision in the case, ordering MODG to pay $303,912 for costs incurred by PEV International Research and Development Inc. in its appeal of the expropriation payment decision.

Rob Wolf requests recount in Guysborough - Eastern Shore - Tracadie
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – After a hard-fought battle, long election night and narrow loss, Rob Wolf had no plans to apply for a recount of last Tuesday’s vote in Guysborough - Eastern Shore - Tracadie. But this past weekend supporters asked him ‘why not?’ and the Progressive Conservative candidate, who came up 71 votes short against Liberal incumbent Lloyd Hines, has decided to do his “due diligence” and applied for the recount by the 5 p.m., June 5 deadline.

St. Martha’s reaching out to community
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – With the “Time is Now” fundraising campaign for St. Martha’s Hospital at 60 per cent of its 10-year target of $20 million after eight months, spring outreach has begun to try to get closer to the goal.

Council news

Mulgrave rejects sewer line tenders, will do work in-house
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – At the regular town council meeting on Monday, June 5, councillors reviewed tenders for Mulgrave’s force main sewer line project and found all three bids too high. Council rejected the bids and has decided to move the force main to the other side of road so a sidewalk does not have to be replaced. With the change, the project will be done in-house.

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