PM tells Antigonish refugee family story at UN

By Lois Ann Dort

ANTIGONISH – What happens when the Prime Minister of Canada tells your story at a United Nations Summit? Your phone starts ringing. That is what happened to Tareq Hadhad last Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the UN at the Leaders Summit on Refugees in New York, relaying the recent history of the Hadhad family of Antigonish to the summit participants and to the world.



Guysborough teen dies after Richmond County collision

LOUISDALE – An 18-year-old woman from Guysborough died after being air-lifted to hospital following an accident in Richmond County Friday morning. RCMP say the vehicle she was a passenger in left the road and hit a concrete culvert just after 8:30 a.m. The 23-year-old driver sustained serious injuries as well. The vehicle was travelling West on Highway 104 near Louisdale at the time of the collision.

The autumn garden
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Typically when we think of the garden at this time of year we think of the harvest. It’s time to get all of the vegetables in before frost starts to nibble at the leaves. But if harvest is the only gardening chore you can think to do in September and October, Sharon Bryson, the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs director for the Eastern District, has some news for you: harvest is just the beginning. On Monday, September 26 Bryson spoke to the Guysborough and Area Garden Club on the topic of fall gardening.

St. Martha’s kicks off ambitious fundraising campaign

On September 27, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation launched their most ambitious and important Campaign to date with a Press Conference/Kick-Off Event at Clare Marie Gathering Place at the hospital. The Foundation has set a goal of increasing its Endowment Fund to $20 million by 2026 under a campaign entitled “St. Martha’s and you. The time is NOW…”

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Lions club faces fundraising challenges, Country Harbour teen excels in goat showmanship and Murphy's Law reflects on age bias.





St. Mary’s adopts 10-year strategic plan
By Lois Ann Dort

SHERBROOKE – At last week’s regular council meeting, St. Mary’s councillors voted unanimously to adopt the St. Mary’s 2026--10 year strategic plan. Warden Michael Mosher said council and staff have been working on the formulation of the plan for over a year.

Rob Wolf to run for PCs in Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie

GUYSBOROUGH – Rob Wolf has secured the PC nomination for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie. Wolf, a teacher and counsellor, says he decided to get involved in politics because he tired of seeing so many young people having to leave their homes to find opportunities elsewhere.

300 riders tour Guysborough routes

Gran Fondo a grand success
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Gran Fondo is now part of the vernacular in Guysborough County. Loosely translated from Italian as “big bike ride”, the growing worldwide phenomenon now has firm footing in Nova Scotia, after the inaugural Lost Shores Gran Fondo on Saturday, Sept. 10. Three hundred cyclists (organizers hoped for 200) choose among four routes – all featuring some of Nova Scotia’s most impressive scenery.

Official opening of Ellis Bridge along Trans Canada Trail

ASPEN – The official opening of the new Ellis Bridge, part of The Great Trail, took place in Aspen this past Saturday, Sept. 10. This is the third bridge installed by St. Mary’s Trail Association volunteers and a crucial connection for Nova Scotia within The Great Trail’s national network, as Canada 150 celebrations in 2017 draw closer.

Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw Pipeline partner with NSCC

HALIFAX – Bear Head LNG Corporation Inc., Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation (Bear Paw) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on training solutions to ensure Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw have access to the skilled workforce needed for its natural gas pipeline and proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the Strait of Canso in Richmond County.


PM tells Antigonish refugee family story at UN

By Lois Ann Dort

ANTIGONISH – What happens when the Prime Minister of Canada tells your story at a United Nations Summit? Your phone starts ringing. That is what happened to Tareq Hadhad last Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the UN at the Leaders Summit on Refugees in New York, relaying the recent history of the Hadhad family of Antigonish to the summit participants and to the world.



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