Commemorative Christmas tree takes shape in Canso
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – Many Nova Scotians are familiar with the lobster pot Christmas tree in the Municipality of Barrington on the South Shore. For 10 years, that community has been honouring those lost at sea from around the province with this fitting holiday tribute. In Canso, with its long and storied fishing history, it’s not surprising that a local family has taken it upon themselves to make a similar seasonal memorial constructing a lobster pot tree in their front yard.

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Our editorial gets into the spirit of the season by lauding the benefits of having a giving mindset. Getting kicked out of bed often implies that one is in the proverbial dog house, but Murphy's Law discovers what happens with the literal resident of the dog house is the one doing the kicking. We've got more holiday cheer in the form of a festive feature focusing on how generosity can turn a stressful season into a wonderful time of the year for those in need. The Guysborough Options for Adaptive Living Society (GOALS) is well-represented this week, both in a Canso Lions update and an enlightening article from Ray's Opinion columnist, Ray Bates. All this and more await you in this edition of your Guysborough Journal.

Mulgrave digs in for action on Exit 40 at Auld’s Cove
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – The Town of Mulgrave is reaching out to neighbouring municipalities for support in its fight for changes to make Exit 40, the access point to Mulgrave from the Trans Canada at Auld’s Cove, safer. The exit is across from the Irving gas station and Circle K store.

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Video surveillance to tackle illegal dumping
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – If you've been dumping illegally, you could be on Guysborough's version of Candid Camera. The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has installed video cameras to catch those illegally dumping in various areas of the municipality.

New dog bylaw gets first reading
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Guysborough is making good on its commitment to modernize its dog bylaw with first reading of a new bylaw at last Wednesday's monthly meeting.

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