COUNTRY HARBOUR – Better now than during the summer is the general reaction from people in the Country Harbour area when it was announced last week (Jan. 20) that the Country Harbour ferry would continue to be out of service – due to mechanical problems – until May, when a new ferry comes into service.
GUYSBOROUGH – Last week (Jan. 21) the government relaunched its Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) online portal, https://iaprequest.novascotia.ca.
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GUYSBOROUGH – As of 1:01 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) was out of the nursing home business. That’s when a deal to sell Milford Haven Home for Special Care in Guysborough and Seaside Manor in Canso to GEM Health Care Group closed.
Spaceport plans delayed
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter
CANSO – Maritime Launch Services (MLS) will not get liftoff as early as the company had hoped.
ST. MARY’S – Riding a groundswell of support for a whale-friendly environment, and with just a hint of déjà vu, James Harpell became the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s newest council member Saturday night [Jan. 16].
ST. MARY’S – Rural decline may be taking the stuffing out of public finances across Nova Scotia, but the Municipality of the District of Saint Mary’s is the picture of health thanks to sound financial management, says Chief Administrative Officer Marvin MacDonald.
ST. MARY’S – Atlantic Gold Corporation has delayed the opening of its Cochrane Hill mine by as much as three years, putting the controversial facility at the bottom of its list of immediate priorities.
HARRIGAN COVE – Atkins Point Road is a secondary road in Harrigan Cove with 30 residents in 16 homes. Initially a loop connected by a bridge, it has been barricaded by DOT since 2015 due to the breakdown of the abutment at either end.
GUYSBOROUGH – While the world has been bracing for a health care crisis due to COVID-19, Nova Scotia has been coming to grips with a health care crisis in the ER.