GUYSBOROUGH – Painting, dancing, singing and so much more was on display this past weekend as the Guysborough Celebrates Canada 150 committee wrapped up a year’s worth of birthday celebrations in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday with an Arts and Culture weekend.
Our editorial takes a break from the political realm this week, instead focusing its musings on the recent Guysborough Creates event, while Murphy's Law has to rethink TV time due to some unexpected canine craziness. We've got photos and coverage of two recent special visits to St. Mary’s Education Centre / Academy as well as more photos from the aforementioned Guysborough Creates event. And speaking of photos – Born with Sea Legs continues its spooky visual journey towards Halloween! All that and more in this week's Journal.
QUEENSPORT – “We were waltzing to Jason Aldean...and just finished saying this was the best vacation of our lives,” said Michelle Hendsbee, when minutes later the shooting started. A gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire on thousands of people below attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1.
As we age we change, and it seems this axiom holds true even for music festivals. Last week the Stan Rogers Folk Festival announced that, after 21 years, the event would change its date from the first weekend in July to the last weekend of the month. Long perceived as a harbinger of summer, the festival has been plagued by difficult weather – hurricane winds and lashing downpours-- which in large part led to a change of date for the festival.
Last week the province of Nova Scotia announced $2.7 million in funding directed toward the clarification of land ownership in the following communities: East Preston, North Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville and Sunnyville. The monies will be used over the next two years to pay for legal costs and other costs incurred in the clarification of land ownership.
This week Maritime Launch Services Ltd., the company proposing a commercial spaceport in the Canso / Hazel Hill / Little Dover area, released an update on project development and announced a second open house.
GUYSBOROUGH – In an interview with The Journal last summer RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, when commenting on the phone service interruption that garnered Guysborough attention across the province, said it was important to always keep a half tank of gas in your car and a moderate amount of cash at hand in case of unforeseen circumstances. If Guysborough and area residents didn’t hear his message then, they certainly will heed it now as the village’s only bank machine has been out of service for the past six days; days which included the weekend when the Royal Bank of Canada branch was not open to clients.