Local residents save old growth forest
Minister admits error

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) admits that it allowed old growth forest to be harvested in Guysborough County -- in contravention of department policy. Minister Margaret Miller, in reaction to a Forest Technical Note on the Lawlor Lake area in Guysborough County released on May 9, acknowledged the error.



Rocket-launch construction could start in fall
CEO putting final touch on environmental application

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Steve Matier, CEO of Maritime Launch Services, was in Guysborough last week to meet with the community liaison committee (CLC) for the company's rocket-launch project, and other meetings. Matier updated the community group on the project's progress, outlining that the finishing touches are now being put on the project's environmental approval application. As well, the Dept. of Natural Resources is conducting a resource review related to the company's request to lease Crown land for the launch site near Canso.

Also in this edition...

Accompanying our top story, this week's editorial has more to offer on the subject of forestry in the region and why a battle won to save old growth trees doesn't mean we can stop fighting for better policies and management. The Conversation fills in for Murphy's Law with a literary history lesson – letting us know what happened to Anne (and her family) post Green Gables. We've got coverage on the four SRCE students, including Guysborough's own Caroline MacKeen, who recently took part in the Canada Wide Science Fair held at Carleton University in Ottawa. It's time to play ball and we've got the full slate of games scheduled for this season's AGR Fastpitch League. All that and more in this week's edition!





Canso Lions celebrate 50th anniversary
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – The Canso Lions Club is celebrating a major milestone this spring; their 50th anniversary. The club received its charter on April 25, 1968 with 21 members. One of that number, who is still an active club member today, is Buzz Lumsden.

Pieridae signs new customer for Goldboro LNG
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Pieridae Energy Limited has signed on another European customer for the purchase of LNG from "Train 2" of its planned Goldboro liquefaction plant.

Marina drops prices to attract more boaters
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – If you’ve been thinking about buying a boat or wondering where to tie up your vessel this year, the Guysborough Marina has a deal for you.

Council news

Marina, dumping concerns discussed in Mulgrave
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – At its regular meeting on Monday, May 7, Mulgrave town council discussed concerns over the use and management of the local marina because of safety and operations issues.

Love for Leo
By Lois Ann Dort

SHERBROOKE – Last June Robert and Holly Cook of Sherbrooke lost their 18-month-old son, Leo. This past Saturday, the community gathered to celebrate the young boy's love for life, fun and play by hosting a family fun day in his memory.

Girls Summit held in Sherbrooke
By Lois Ann Dort

SHERBROOKE – Today’s youth face many challenges, including finding a space to call their own — where they can be themselves and speak freely about their concerns, issues and feelings. The Girls Summit held in Sherbrooke on May 5 provided just such a space, as well as instructive workshops to help the girls of today become the great women of tomorrow.


Local residents save old growth forest
Minister admits error

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) admits that it allowed old growth forest to be harvested in Guysborough County -- in contravention of department policy. Minister Margaret Miller, in reaction to a Forest Technical Note on the Lawlor Lake area in Guysborough County released on May 9, acknowledged the error.



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