New marina coming to Country Harbour
MODG commits $350,000 plus $150,000 in-kind

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Recreational boaters will soon have more reasons to spend time in Country Harbour with a new marina slated to be built next to Salsman Provincial Park. At the May 20 regular council meeting of the District of Guysborough, council voted unanimously to provide $350,000 from the municipality’s Gas Tax Fund and another $150,000 in in-kind contributions to make the marina a reality. MODG will construct, own and maintain the marina.



Strange season: COVID-19 and rough weather impact lobster fishery
By Lois Ann Dort

The lobster season in the eastern end of Guysborough County (Lobster Fishing Areas 31A and 31B) has reached the midway mark of the eight-week season. With an uncertain start due to COVID-19 concerns, the season has been less than ideal with high winds and, as of last week, falling prices.

Performers stranded at sea for 63 days during pandemic
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – Sherrie Gold and Dan Goodsell, professionally known as 24 Karat, are in 14-day isolation in their home in Sheet Harbour after spending 63 days stranded at sea on a cruise ship off the coast of Sydney, Australia during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial expresses concerns over major political parties potentially using the federal emergency wage subsidy to help support themselves during these trying times. Murphy's Law deals with the reality of becoming a grandparent. Additional headlines include: Liscombe Lodge opening Father’s Day; MODG offers property tax interest relief that includes past years’ arrears; St. Mary’s property owners receive three-year tax break; St. Mary’s election planning begins amid COVID-19 confusion; St. Mary’s food bank gets major funding to address COVID-19 needs – and more! And don't miss news on the Municipality re-opening its offices, how to get books by mail from your local library and a tasty new recipe from this installment of Baking During the Pandemic. Grab your copy of this week's Guysborough Journal today!





Municipal election to go ahead

Councillors question decision, ponder challenge of campaigning
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – Running a municipal election campaign in the midst of a global pandemic will be “an experience,” “an adventure,” and even “weird,” according to some councillors from mainland Nova Scotia’s easternmost, rural ridings. What it won’t be is easy.

Tourism operators prepare for uncertain season
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – As summer approaches, tourism businesses and organizations are making plans for the unknown. With variables such as border crossing still up in the air, they’re mapping out the tourist season with more questions than answers.

Council approves $3 million for Sheet Harbour recreation centre
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – Despite some of the leanest times for public spending in recent memory, Halifax Regional Municipality has allocated $3 million from its hard-working capital budget for a new recreation centre in Sheet Harbour.

St. Mary’s looks to post-pandemic future
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – With eyes firmly fixed on long-term economic development, the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s will ask the award-winning urban-planning firm, Fathom Studio of Halifax, to help plot its post-pandemic future.

Local transportation service expands to destinations outside of HRM
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – MusGo Rider Valley-Sheet Harbour Cooperative Ltd., has received a new licence which now includes coverage outside the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). “For people living in the rural communities - East Ship Harbour to Ecum Secum and the Musquodoboit Valley - we can now provide transportation to anywhere within Nova Scotia,” says Jessie Greenough, executive director for MusGo Rider, in an email interview with The Journal.

Local crafter’s charity ripples across Canada
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – A Sherbrooke woman’s deliberate act of kindness towards the families of 22 Nova Scotians killed in a lone gunman’s rampage last month, is melting hearts and opening charitable pocketbooks across Canada.


New marina coming to Country Harbour
MODG commits $350,000 plus $150,000 in-kind

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Recreational boaters will soon have more reasons to spend time in Country Harbour with a new marina slated to be built next to Salsman Provincial Park. At the May 20 regular council meeting of the District of Guysborough, council voted unanimously to provide $350,000 from the municipality’s Gas Tax Fund and another $150,000 in in-kind contributions to make the marina a reality. MODG will construct, own and maintain the marina.



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