On December 1, brightly coloured boxes appeared in many local Guysborough retailers heralding the start of another Guysborough and Area Board of Trade Shop Local campaign.
There's something special about an Old Fashioned Christmas according to our Editorial this week – especially when it's at Sherbrooke Village. Murphy's Law deals with the unusual emergency of a lack of emergency gear (as it pertains to one's list to Santa). We've got oodles of photos this week ranging from the aforementioned Sherbrooke Village to several very successful Paint Nite Events in your local communities – and pajamas-on-ice with the Canso Flying Figures. The Conversation drops by with an interesting and unusual article about turtles ... no but(t)s about it, and People of Perseverance enlightens us a little on La Révolution Tranquille (The Quiet Revolution). All that and much more in this week's edition!
On some rural roads around the province, one might think about applying for danger pay for travelling on them. While many locals complain bitterly about the state of secondary roads, some have found a path that leads to progress and better roads for all.
SHERBROOKE – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is celebrating Municipal Awareness Week by announcing the creation of a new Youth Advisory Committee. The Committee will be made up of youth ages 13-18 in its inception year who will provide feedback to Municipal Councillors on issues of the day. In its pilot year, the Youth Advisory Committee will be made up of members of the St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy Student Council along with class representatives from Grades eight to 12.
GUYSBOROUGH – Last Friday the emergency room at Guysborough Memorial Hospital was closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. An announcement about the closure was made on Thursday much to the surprise and consternation of the community that the hospital serves. Dependable ER service has always been a point of pride and relief in the catchment area of the local hospital, while other hospitals across the province are faced with doctor shortages that cause temporary or permanent ER closures. This recent closure indicates that Guysborough is no longer immune to the problem of staffing shortages in Nova Scotia’s emergency rooms.
GUYSBOROUGH – On December 31, 2016 Central Building Supplies officially changed ownership from the entrepreneurial hands of Steve Smith of Antigonish to the Kent Building Supplies chain, owned by J.D. Irving Ltd. of New Brunswick. This past week, word spread around Guysborough that the Central location that serves the area would be closing in the near future; staff had been given notice.
SHERBROOKE – Lights, hot chocolate, action—and a whole lot more are in store for visitors who gather for the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas this year. The annual celebration of rural Nova Scotia Christmas traditions will be held for two weekends; November 24 to 26 and December 2 and 3. Activities will include caroling, festive dining, craft workshops, craft market, house tours, concerts, and ecumenical service. And, as always, Christmas is a magical time for children, and the Village will host a variety of children’s crafts, activities, entertainments and visits from Santa.