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RUNNING HOME: The 5 mile road race is a staple of Guysborough Come Home Week anchoring the concluding weekend of the celebration. Over twenty participants, many local runners, took part in the event and enjoyed overcast skies and unseasonably low temperatures. Hannah Kamogawa Photo

 

Hines named to cabinet

 

Former warden welcomes Natural Resources post

 

By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Premier McNeil now has a strong voice from Guysborough County at the cabinet table. The one newcomer to cabinet announced in last week's shuffle is Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines. With a long career in politics, mostly at the municipal level, Hines entered provincial politics in the election that brought the McNeil Liberals to power in October 2013. His new post in cabinet as Minister for Natural Resources is especially important to the citizens of his riding, which have traditionally had a resource based economy. Last week The Journal spoke to Hines about his expectations in the new position.

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Dirt Road Diva returns

 

By Lois Ann Dort


MANCHESTER – As a kid Belynda J. Cleare, a.k.a. Belinda Lawrence, was the class clown. She performed for her classmates during lunch and recess while they collected pocket change to add to the 'Send Belynda to Hollywood' fund. From humble comedic beginnings, and down a few alternate routes, the comedian from Manchester, Guysborough County, has made a career in comedy south of the border. She brought her one-woman show, Staying on the Right Side of Sanity - Diaries of a Dirt Road Diva, to the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre during Guysborough Come Home Week. She spoke to The Journal about her journey to centre stage and life in comedy.

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Drysdale commemorated for community support

 

By Lois Ann Dort


GUYSBOROUGH – Jim Drysdale, son of a local merchant, was a well-known and active participant in the community life of Guysborough. After his death in 2012, his will revealed that he had bequeathed the majority of his assets to nine organizations within the community; Cyril Ward Memorial Library, Mulgrave Road Theatre, Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Guysborough Historical Society, Guysborough Home Care, Guysborough and Area Food Bank, Guysborough Athletic Society, Guysborough Waterfront, and the Guysborough Fire Department. On Wednesday, July 22 many representatives of those organizations gathered to pay tribute to Drysdale's generosity and unveil a plaque marking his contribution to the community.

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