Proposed protected area lies within planned Cochrane Hill mine site

By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – The St. Mary’s River Assoc. is thrilled to see the Archibald Lake area added to a list of proposed Protected Wildnerness Areas. Environment Minister Gordon Wilson launched public consultations on six new protected areas on Jan. 10.



Cermaq information session leaves fishers unsatisfied
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Cermaq Canada, a division of a multi-national salmon farming company, was granted a lease option by the provincial government last year to pursue open-pen farming in 20 sites throughout Nova Scotia including in Chedabucto Bay. Since that time the company has been investigating the feasibility of expansion, examining the business, environmental and social climate related to the proposed site areas.

The Journal hires two new reporters
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – The Guysborough Journal has hired two new half-time journalists to expand its coverage in the District of St. Mary’s and the Sheet Harbour area. Both names will be familiar to regular Journal readers.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial looks at the bizarrely out-of-touch importance the New York Times recently placed on a potential 'royal relocation' as it matters to Canadians during a time where the tragedy of Flight 752 is foremost in our collective focus. Murphy's Law experiences the timeless sensation of having someone assume your age feel more like an insult than anything else, regardless of intent. We have a very special feature article from Lois Ann Dort on the kindness of strangers and the resulting friendships formed from good deeds. There's also news on Northern Pulp beginning the process of winding down operations and Authentic Seacoast partenering with Ecology Action Centre. Plus Born with Sea Legs, results from the Guysborough Academy Annual Invitational Basketball Tournament and even more in this week's edition of your Guysborough Journal.





Mulgrave concerns valid

Minister responds to dangers at Exit 40
By Katherine Murphy

In a letter sent to the Town of Mulgrave, the Dept. of Transportation says the town’s concerns about dangers at Exit 40 are justified. Minister of Transportation Lloyd Hines' letter responding to safety concerns was shared with council at last night's meeting. After preliminary video monitoring was carried out at the TCH intersection with highway 334 in Auld’s Cove, the department concluded that there are challenges for turning vehicles.

Canso group sees progress in nurse recruitment efforts
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – With two conditional offers out to prospective nursing hires for Eastern Memorial Hospital, the Canso Stakeholder Working Group is sounding more optimistic these days about finding solutions to the staffing crisis. It's been eight months since a shortage of nurses caused the nighttime closure of Eastern Memorial Hospital.

Victims file lawsuit against Fenwick MacIntosh
By Helen Murphy

PORT HAWKESBURY – Six survivors of sexual abuse by convicted sexual predator Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh filed a civil lawsuit against him in N.S. Supreme Court in Port Hawkesbury on Dec 23. The claim was personally served on MacIntosh at his Montreal home on Dec. 24.


Proposed protected area lies within planned Cochrane Hill mine site

By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – The St. Mary’s River Assoc. is thrilled to see the Archibald Lake area added to a list of proposed Protected Wildnerness Areas. Environment Minister Gordon Wilson launched public consultations on six new protected areas on Jan. 10.





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