Chase the Ace dispute comes to an end

By Lois Ann Dort

PORT HAWKESBURY – It's been an arduous process but the dispute over the proper dispensation of the $1.2 million Chase the Ace jackpot won in Margaree last July was resolved during a judicial settlement conference held on Monday, September 17 at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Port Hawkesbury.



Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Dort pitches for gold-winning baseball team

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Vanessa Dort of Cooks Cove has been a regular on the baseball diamond since she was a four-year-old. This summer the Grade 9 student at Chedabucto Education Centre logged her second year with the Baseball Nova Scotia 14U Girls team, which won gold at the Baseball Atlantic Championship in Newfoundland on September 9.

First Nation group says it wasn't properly consulted on Goldboro LNG
UARB convenes hearing; Pieridae challenges jurisdiction

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Sipekne'katik First Nation claims it wasn’t properly consulted by the Crown regarding Pieridae Energy's application for a permit to construct its planned LNG facility at Goldboro. In response -- and following objections from Pieridae on the UARB's jurisdiction in the matter, and a request from the CEO of the N.S. Office of Aboriginal Affairs to comment -- the UARB has convened a hearing at its Halifax offices for Oct. 15.

Also in this edition...

Despite what many think, Nova Scotia is quite possibly in the best fiscal shape it has ever been in and our editorial has some thoughts on that news. Gerry Madigan's "They that go down to the sea in ships" offers up another chapter in its story. We've got updates from both the Canso and St. Mary's Lions clubs. There's an extra helping of community news this week with the Lincolnville, Goshen / Country Harbour and Charlos Cove areas being covered. Plus we've also got a report on the 38th annual Terry Fox Run that took place in Sheet Harbour recently. Stay in touch with your community – grab a copy of your community newspaper today!





Fairyland found near Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH—Those who live in and around Guysborough know that our natural environment is a magical place. But this week, the quotient of magic moved up a notch as a Fairy Forest community was found on the Cooks Cove portion of the Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail).

ATVers call for ‘Share the Road’ pilot to begin

The All-Terrain Vehicle Association is calling upon the government of Nova Scotia to immediately implement the long-planned Share the Road OHV pilot project. Announced over 16 months ago, the pilot program will enable OHV users to ride along the shoulder of the road in nine specific locations — including routes in the Sherbrooke and Country Harbour areas.

Guysborough Transfer Broadhorns compete at fastpitch nationals

GUYSBOROUGH – Being back at the Senior Men’s National Fastpitch was a learning experience for many first-time participants at the national level. The Guysborough Transfer Broadhorns finished the preliminary round with a 1–5 record, but the record was not indicative of the teams’ ability to compete.


Chase the Ace dispute comes to an end

By Lois Ann Dort

PORT HAWKESBURY – It's been an arduous process but the dispute over the proper dispensation of the $1.2 million Chase the Ace jackpot won in Margaree last July was resolved during a judicial settlement conference held on Monday, September 17 at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Port Hawkesbury.



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