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.

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Remembering the joyful Jill Brymer, celebrating healthy forests and catching up on community news.

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.

Sexual assault story was fabricated -- RCMP
By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – Labour Day weekend was an uneasy one in Sherbrooke and surrounding communities. On Saturday RCMP issued a news release about a disturbing attack the evening before. The story was that a stranger drove up to a home where a woman was outside. They had a brief conversation and then the man sexually assaulted her. He then fled in his car.

Canso and Area Food Bank closes

CANSO – The Canso and Area Food Bank Association ceased operation on Wednesday, August 31, and now begins the search for an alternative way to provide emergency food support in the community.

Break, enter, and theft into residence

CANSO – Guysborough District RCMP are investigating a break, enter and theft into a private residence in the community of Canso. Some time between July 16 and August 16, person or persons unknown entered a residence and stole a number of musical instruments.

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