Vulcan gets environmental approval

GUYSBOROUGH – Proponents of the Black Point Quarry project were in a celebratory mood last week when Environment Minister Margaret Miller gave environmental approval to the plan for a 355-hectare granite quarry, with a marine terminal and loading facility alongside in Chedabucto Bay.



The future is digital -- and print

GUYSBOROUGH – Back in 1996, the small team at this newspaper debated whether they should invest very limited resources in this new thing called email. That was when one of the staff positions was a typist. News items were sent by mail and typed into the one computer. Cutting and pasting had a more literal meaning then, as news stories and ads were printed out, trimmed, run through a wax machine to get sticky and then positioned onto large layout pages. Logos were physically pasted onto the ads.

Hospital campaign thanks community with donor wall

GUYSBOROUGH – This week marks the end of the Enhancing Our Health Services Campaign with the unveiling of a donor wall acknowledging the funds raised by the community. When asked in February 2015 about the challenge of a small community raising $700,000, Honorary Campaign Chair Kaye Williams replied, “Just watch us!” The people of Guysborough responded generously and the donor wall is in recognition of their dedication and support for the Guysborough Memorial Hospital.

Final plans for Lifestyle Complex unveiled

GUYSBOROUGH – Residents wanting to get up close and personal with plans for the new Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex in Guysborough had their opportunity last Thursday, April 27. The Municipality of the District of Guysborough held an open house at the Municipal Building to share its final plans for the recreational and social complex -- a $10.92 million facility to include a 17,000 square foot community centre, artificial turf soccer field and four-lane track, refrigerated outdoor shinny rink and a 1,000 foot refrigerated skating trail.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial weighs in on setting the table for new local development and growth, Murphy's Law explores the link between picking chocolates and picking puppies, and check out photos and commentary from communities all along the shore.





Seawind Landing hosting country / folk duo

CHARLOS COVE – Feeling a little country, or perhaps a little folk? Fortunately two outstanding lights from the Canadian Country/ Folk music scene-- Cindy Church and Susan Crowe-- are now on tour in Nova Scotia. Originally from Nova Scotia, these artist have been nominated for Junos and numerous other awards.

Final sentencing from Port Bickerton home invasion

ANTIGONISH – A violent home invasion in Port Bickerton on March 6. 2015, has led to prison time for the last of the three accused to be sentenced. Codi James Scott Bungay-Lloyd, 22, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail at Supreme Court in Antigonish last Tuesday, April 19.


Vulcan gets environmental approval

GUYSBOROUGH – Proponents of the Black Point Quarry project were in a celebratory mood last week when Environment Minister Margaret Miller gave environmental approval to the plan for a 355-hectare granite quarry, with a marine terminal and loading facility alongside in Chedabucto Bay.



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