Wednesday, December 1, 2021

STORM DAMAGE: This week’s wind and rain storm hit Canso hard. Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning community residents awoke to find a local icon, the gazebo behind Whitman House Museum, destroyed. The structure, approximately 40 years old, is a popular spot for weddings and other social events. Even before the storm had passed, residents were flooding social media with plans to rebuild this much-loved part of the community.

Photo Credit: Lori Ann Rhynold

MLS announces first customer, shares designs for spaceport

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

HALIFAX – “This is a project which will combine a perfect launch site, a perfect location and an excellent rocket,” said Volodymyr Taftai, head of Ukraine’s State Space Agency, at a press conference at the Halifax Security Forum on Nov. 19 announcing the first launch customer for Maritime Launch Services’ proposed spaceport for the Canso area.

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STORM DAMAGE: This week’s wind and rain storm hit Canso hard. Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning community residents awoke to find a local icon, the gazebo behind Whitman House Museum, destroyed. The structure, approximately 40 years old, is a popular spot for weddings and other social events. Even before the storm had passed, residents were flooding social media with plans to rebuild this much-loved part of the community.

  • MLS announces first customer, shares designs for spaceport

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    November 24 2021

    HALIFAX – “This is a project which will combine a perfect launch site, a perfect location and an excellent rocket,” said Volodymyr Taftai, head of Ukraine’s State Space Agency, at a press conference at the Halifax Security Forum on Nov. 19 announcing the first launch customer for Maritime Launch Services’ proposed spaceport for the Canso area. READ MORE



November 24, 2021

  • MODG honours former deputy warden Pelly

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – At the regular monthly meeting of Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) council on Nov. 17, Warden Vernon Pitts presented former deputy warden Sheila Pelly with a certificate of appreciation for her 16 years as a councillor. READ MORE

  • Guysborough childcare centre one step closer to summer launch

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – With blueprints for a modern and fully licensed facility in Guysborough now in hand, parents and educators are a big step closer to seeing the dream of high-quality childcare become reality as soon as next summer. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Canso hospital welcomes full-time manager

    By Lois Ann Dort

    CANSO – Cindy O’Halloran is the new full-time facility manager for Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso.

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  • Roadside mailboxes destroyed

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST MARY’S – A rash of mangled roadside mailboxes across a broad swath of Guysborough County earlier this month has left local residents outraged, and the RCMP looking for answers.

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  • Sharing stories over generations

    By Janice Christie

    SHEET HARBOUR – After serving the community in Sheet Harbour’s library for more than four decades, Vickie Josey is preparing to retire at the end of the year.

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November 17, 2021

  • New ferry makes a splash

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ISAAC’S HARBOUR – “To tell you the truth, there’s no comparison,” said James Harpell, captain of the cable ferry that runs from Port Bickerton to Isaac’s Harbour, Guysborough County, of the new ferry officially launched Nov. 13. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s attracting ‘incredible’ housing development interest, CAO says

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST MARY’S – Riding high on the crest of a real estate boom, The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is receiving what one senior official here is calling “incredible interest” from land developers looking to build new housing in the area. READ MORE

  • A matter of class: lobster fishermen want DFO policy changed

    By Lois Ann Dort

    COOKS COVE – Chances are, if you looked out over the water between Cooks Cove and Dorts Cove during lobster season these past 70 years, you’d have seen James MacDonald. READ MORE



November 10, 2021

  • Official Acadian recognition a boon to Tor Bay region

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    LARRY’S RIVER – A long-awaited provincial resolution recognizing the Acadians in the Tor Bay region of Guysborough County was passed unanimously earlier this month. READ MORE

  • Coast Guard ready to force shipwreck removal

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    MARIE JOSEPH – The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) says it is prepared to use its “legislative authorities” should the owner of a derelict ice breaker prove “unable or unwilling” to remove it from a wharf in Marie Joseph, in response to an inquiry from The Journal. READ MORE

  • MLS signs agreement to go public

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Jaguar Financial Corporation announced a proposed reverse takeover on Nov. 5 – a process whereby private companies can become publicly traded companies without going through an initial public offering (IPO) – with Maritime Launch Services, the commercial aerospace company working towards establishing a spaceport in the Canso area. READ MORE