SHERBROOKE – On Monday, January 9 the District of the Municipality of St. Mary’s held their regular council meeting and discussed the replacement of municipal water lines on the east side of Sherbrooke in the coming year. The lines, which were originally laid in the 1960s, will be replaced as part of infrastructure funding from the federal government under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
GUYSBOROUGH – Contractors will be invited to bid on construction of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s planned Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex starting Friday, Jan. 20.
GUYSBOROUGH – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) is, once again, seeking to expand its renewable energy investment portfolio as a result of Emera Inc.’s recent call for parties interested in supplying access the New England Renewable Energy market.
MODG to meet with the Department of Health to discuss funding parity for local special care homes, Murphy's Law tries to escape from Trump overload in the news - but it isn't easy - and an update on the habitat restoration taking place along the St. Mary's River.
Deaths of four Desmond family members shocks community, country
GUYSBOROUGH – The shooting deaths of four members of the Desmond family in Upper Big Tracadie on Jan. 3 has devastated the local community and sent shock waves across the country.
There is no manual for dealing with the unthinkable. Families and communities in our area are treading unknown territory in the wake of the tragic events of Jan. 3. They are grieving and seeking answers where few are available.
Former comrade says Desmond’s time in Afghanistan was full of death, destruction
GUYSBOROUGH – Lionel Desmond was young and new to combat when he joined a 10-man section in fighting the Taliban in Afghaniston back in 2007. Fellow soldier Trevor Bungay first got to know Desmond during the year-long training program in advance of their service overseas.
Health minister says information being gathered
GUYSBOROUGH – Relatives of Lionel Desmond say the former soldier who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sought help at St. Martha’s hospital in Antigonish the day before he shot his wife, their daughter and his mother at the family home in Upper Big Tracadie, Jan. 3. They say Desmond was turned away by the hospital, either because there were no beds available or because the hospital did not have his file.
SRSB offers support and counselling
As students and teachers returned to Chedabucto Education Centre / Guysborough Academy on Thursday morning, they were offered support services to help them deal with the sudden death of 10-year-old student Aaliyah Desmond.
Breaking News update
RCMP says three females, ages 52, 31 and 10, and a 33-year-old male died of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in Upper Big Tracadie yesterday. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies to confirm cause of death. The male’s gunshot wounds appear to be self-inflicted, according to an RCMP statement. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.