Opinion

Time to revisit approach to protected lands
By Warden Vernon Pitts on behalf of the Guysborough Municipal Council

GUYSBOROUGH – Recently, the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) proposed changes to the Province of Nova Scotia’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial offers its own take on Nova Scotia’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan as it pertains to mineral exploration and development. Murphy's Law takes a little break and The Conversation fills in, letting us know that loneliness isn't just unpleasant for many – it's actually unhealthy. We've got a duo of artistic articles for you to enjoy this week as we visit with a landscape painter in Canso and speak to an author who has spent years researching the personal histories of Guysborough County as they relate to World War I. Plus photos of Remembrance Day services from around the area, a report on the 195th anniversary of Tracadie United Baptist Church, a new Born with Sea legs photo, community news from Goshen and more!





Test drilling starts

Anaconda gets promising results from Goldboro drilling
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Prospects for the development of Anaconda Mining’s Goldboro property look more promising this week with the announcement of a new 6,000-metre diamond drill program and completion of the the first drill hole.

Illegal dumping: put trash in its place
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Compliance Officer for Eastern Region Solid Waste Management Kevin O’Handley is constantly on the look out for illegal dump sites. Unfortunately, he doesn’t usually have to look very hard or far before he finds bags of garbage, broken appliances and hazardous waste deposited on isolated stretches of road throughout Guysborough County. Some of it dumped less than 10 kms from the Waste Management Facility on Highway 16, which accepts all of the above items for free and provides correct disposal.

Local centennial paddlers honoured by Governor General in Ottawa
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – For 50 years the three men from Guysborough who participated in the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant were called upon infrequently to tell the story of their epic paddling adventure from B.C. to Expo 67. But celebrations for Canada’s sesquicentennial brought accolades and inquires out of the woodwork in surprising succession, culminating in an invitation to Rideau Hall to meet with the Governor General of Canada Julie Payette on Thursday, October 19.

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