Captain lost off Canso

By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – On Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 8 p.m. the fishing vessel Fisherman's Provider II ran aground four kilometres off Canso on what is locally known as the Frying Pan Shoal. A local vessel, the Miss Lexi, rescued three of the crew -- Roy Campbell, Anthony Cooke and Brian Sinclair --on Tuesday night. The Captain of the stranded vessel, Roger Stoddard, chose to stay aboard the floundering ship, which is owned by Fisherman's Market based in Halifax.



Also in this edition...

The Glaze Report and how quickly the provincial government is adopting its recommendations has many worried about the future of education in Nova Scotia, and our editorial weighs-in on the matter. Murphy's Law discovers a hot debate about an icy subject at, of all places, a bar in Texas. The Conversation is along for the ride again this week with more food for thought. Local members of the Sunshine Movement – a volunteer group based on the idea that a little kindness goes a long way – have been busy practicing what they preach, and we have the photos to prove it. We've also got the story on the Guysborough Blue Eagles recent tournament win in Cape Breton. All that and more in the week's Journal!





Fanning closed due to leaks
By Lois Ann Dort

HAZEL HILL – On Monday morning heavy rainfall hit the Canso area after a recent snowfall, resulting in significant stress on the roof infrastructure of Fanning Education Centre / Canso Academy. Leaks began to appear in parts of the facility in the morning, resulting in large puddles on the floor in some areas by the time students arrived for classes at 8:30 a.m. The school board and school administration assessed the situation and decided to send all students home due to safety concerns at 11 a.m.

Mulgrave will ask province to end fracking ban
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Following the recent move by the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to ask the provincial government to end a ban on fracking and allow a pilot project in Nova Scotia, the Town of Mulgrave followed suit at its monthly meeting Monday evening, Feb. 5.

SRSB disappointed with dissolution decision
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Although the Strait Regional School Board is disappointed with the decision and swift action to dissolve elected school boards in the province, the board chair says the SRSB will work with the province during the process.

Goldboro LNG site prep gets ahead of nesting season
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH — Pieridae Energy will clear the site of its planned Goldboro LNG project from trees and scrub from February to April. Thom Dawson, president of the company’s LNG division, told The Journal that environmental permitting requires this work be done before the nesting period for birds begins.

As Sable project winds down, MODG works on challenging five-year budget
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Commercial tax revenues from the Sable Offshore Energy project did a good job of filling municipal coffers over the past two decades, but that revenue stream is starting to wind down. Without counting on revenue from proposed industrial projects, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough needs to plan on a leaner budget for the years ahead.


Captain lost off Canso

By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – On Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 8 p.m. the fishing vessel Fisherman's Provider II ran aground four kilometres off Canso on what is locally known as the Frying Pan Shoal. A local vessel, the Miss Lexi, rescued three of the crew -- Roy Campbell, Anthony Cooke and Brian Sinclair --on Tuesday night. The Captain of the stranded vessel, Roger Stoddard, chose to stay aboard the floundering ship, which is owned by Fisherman's Market based in Halifax.



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