Council news
St. Mary’s sees promising activity on derelict vessels

By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – After raising concerns last month about derelict vessels tied up at the wharf in Marie Joseph , St. Mary’s council is pleased to see that an old crane at the site has been removed by the Dept. of Transportation and Infrastructure Development. The old equipment had to be taken apart in pieces to be loaded onto trucks for disposal, St. Mary’s CAO Marvin MacDonald told The Journal Tuesday.



MODG makes interim payments to CLC contractor
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – At the July 12 regular monthly meeting of council, MODG approved two progress payments for Marco Construction, the lead contractor for building the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex. The interim payments amounted to $1,050,000. Warden Vernon Pitts told The Journal that council is pleased with progress at the site so far. “It’s on budget and on schedule.”

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Our editorial posits the idea that Justin Trudeau's greatest current political rival is none other than Justin Trudeau. Murphy's Law gets a reminder that it's not always the best course of action to speak your mind, at least before you think about what you're saying (and where you're saying it). Against All Odds offers up another installment in its series celebrating Canada 150 – this time focusing on the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant. Plus news from in and around your local communities, the From the Cruiser report and more. And don't miss the full schedule of events for this year's Come Home Week festivities either!





Commercial Cable Building soon to be demolished
Rehabilitation Society decided on demolition in 2014

By Helen Murphy

HAZEL HILL – The decision to demolish the historic Commercial Cable Building in Hazel Hill was made three years ago, but the cost of doing so has been beyond the resources of the Commercial Cable Rehabilitation Society. Now ownership is transferring from the community group to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, which will contract the demolition.

Two months away

Lost Shores Gran Fondo enjoys strong early registration

GUYSBOROUGH – On Saturday, Sept. 9, hundreds of cyclists will head out on some of Guysborough County’s most beautiful cycling routes. Less than two months from now, they’ll converge in Guysborough for the 2017 Lost Shores Gran Fondo. And after pedalling through spectacular vistas, cheered on by local residents, they’ll enjoy cold beverages, BBQ ribs and live music back in Guysborough.

Guysborough grads take home $150,000 in prize money
By Helen Murphy

More than $150,000 in scholarships and bursaries were was awarded to graduates of Guysborough Academy on June 28. Karla Nickerson was the top award winner, with $41,100 in prize money. Rounding out the top three were Aaron Mason with $14,525 in awards and Spencer MacKeen with $14,400 worth of awards.

Fifteen grads celebrated in Canso
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – Valedictorian Deonna King took her fellow graduates on a walk down memory lane during Canso graduation on June 28. “During our Grade eight year, our class was the last class to have a grade eight graduation. We all walked these gym floors, crying...because we were nervous about going to high school. Four years later, we realized that our Grade 12 graduation would be much harder.”

St. Mary’s Grads take home $72,000 in prizes

SHERBROOKE – More than $72,000 was awarded to St. Mary’s Academy graduates at the Academy’s graduation ceremony on June 28. Top award winners included Governor-General’s Medal winner Nicole Burns, queen Elizabeth Ii Medal winner Grace Baker, and Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipients Angela Rudolph and Logan Kennedy. The Kadray Trophy for highest standing for a male student went to Dylan MacDonald and the A. Anderson Award for the highest standing female grad went to Nicole Burns. Winner of the Walter Dugan plaque was Dylan MacDonald.

Council news
St. Mary’s sees promising activity on derelict vessels

By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – After raising concerns last month about derelict vessels tied up at the wharf in Marie Joseph , St. Mary’s council is pleased to see that an old crane at the site has been removed by the Dept. of Transportation and Infrastructure Development. The old equipment had to be taken apart in pieces to be loaded onto trucks for disposal, St. Mary’s CAO Marvin MacDonald told The Journal Tuesday.



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