Sunday, October 17, 2021

VOICES HEARD: Opponents of the proposed Canso Spaceport rallied to protest the project outside of the Canso/Hazel Hill Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 6, where the company in charge of the project, Maritime Launch Services, was holding an open house information session.

Photo Credit: Lois Ann Dort

MLS holds open houses on spaceport plans

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – “The message to you is we’re coming. It’s not an ‘if’ project; it’s a ‘when’ project. And that ‘when,’ I’m hoping, is sooner than later,” Steve Matier, president and CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) told local stakeholders who gathered Oct.6, in Guysborough, for an industry information session that provided interested companies with an overview of the Canso Spaceport project.

READ MORE October 13 2021

VOICES HEARD: Opponents of the proposed Canso Spaceport rallied to protest the project outside of the Canso/Hazel Hill Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 6, where the company in charge of the project, Maritime Launch Services, was holding an open house information session.

  • MLS holds open houses on spaceport plans

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    October 13 2021

    GUYSBOROUGH – “The message to you is we’re coming. It’s not an ‘if’ project; it’s a ‘when’ project. And that ‘when,’ I’m hoping, is sooner than later,” Steve Matier, president and CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) told local stakeholders who gathered Oct.6, in Guysborough, for an industry information session that provided interested companies with an overview of the Canso Spaceport project. READ MORE



October 13, 2021

  • Lloyd Hines reflects on decades-long political career

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – “It feels good to be free. I’ve been telling people I’ve been released on probation here,” Hines said jokingly when The Journal asked him how it felt to be a civilian again, no longer serving as a political representative of the people. READ MORE

  • Emergency closures double at Eastern Shore Memorial

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHEET HARBOUR – Emergency room closure rates at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital have more than doubled to nearly 50 per cent over the past 12 months, pointing to a worsening doctor shortage on the Eastern Shore, according to The Nova Scotia Health Authority. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Calls for action following Dr. J. H. Gillis incidents

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ANTIGONISH – A racist incident at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School and what followed has left administrators and parents agreeing that much more needs to be done to address racism in our schools.

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  • Businesses to be celebrated for resilience, community spirit

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – Honouring St. Mary’s entrepreneurs for their community-minded grit during the COVID-19 emergency will top the agenda at the 2021 Small Business Appreciation Night and Awards next week in Sherbrooke.

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  • St. Mary’s surveys recreational needs of unvaccinated residents

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – In a bid to ensure its programs and services are relevant, staff at the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s have begun asking unvaccinated residents about their recreational and lifestyle needs while provincial restrictions apply to many activities.

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October 6, 2021

  • Mulgrave council adopts security camera use

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    MULGRAVE – Security cameras were once again on the agenda at Mulgrave’s regular council meeting on Monday, Oct. 4. One camera has been installed and is being monitored for performance. If it suits the needs of the town, two to four more will be installed at locations around the town. READ MORE

  • Hockey night in Canso gets Jumpstart funding boost

    By Lois Ann Dort

    In the waning days of September, the Canso and Area Minor Hockey Association had good news to share with the approximately 75 children and youth registered for the upcoming hockey season. Applications to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund were approved, paving the way for more programs and ice time for association members this year. READ MORE

  • Province moves to limit COVID-19 spread with exposure lists, vaccine mandates and mask requirements

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – As COVID-19 case counts mount in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia adjusted its reopening plan last week, providing information on public school exposures, introducing mandatory vaccination policies for some occupations and the continuance of mask wearing in public places. READ MORE



September 29, 2021

  • Guysborough’s Centennial paddlers inducted to Wall of Fame

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The idea seems unimaginable today, even without a global pandemic: heading out to tackle a 5,000-plus kilometre canoe race with a crew that had three weekends of practice and no professional paddlers. But, in 1967, three men from Guysborough set off to join Team Nova Scotia in the national Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant under those circumstances. More than 50 years later, it’s clear they’d do it all again. READ MORE

  • Change of date for Gran Fondo

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Angie Tavares, Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s (MODG’s) director of recreation and special projects, spoke to council at its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 22, outlining the benefits of changing the Gran Fondo Guysborough to the last Saturday in August. The Gran Fondo is a multi-route cycling event held at the beginning of September, with hundreds of participants. READ MORE

  • Province offers funding for transit consultations in St. Mary’s

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – The Nova Scotia government would be willing to fund a key stage in the development of a comprehensive community transportation network in St. Mary’s, if local government gives the go-ahead, says the province’s Director of Active Transit and Community Transportation Gregory Sewell. READ MORE