Guysborough celebrates opening of Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBROUGH – “How long is a lifetime?” asked MLA Lloyd Hines at the grand opening and naming ceremony of the Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre in Guysborough on Saturday, June 25. “Because that is what this woman has given us; a lifetime,” he stated, referencing the guest of honour, Dr. Anita Foley, who sat with friends and family at the front of a large gathering celebrating the new wing of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital and honouring her for her long service to the people of Guysborough and surrounding communities.



Stanfest over the years, looking through the lens
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Pam and Alan Sampson have had a unique point of view on the Stan Rogers Folk Festival over the past 20 years. They are both volunteer photographers for the annual music festival, and they’ve had a special visual insight into the evolution of Stanfest over the years.

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Authentic Seacoast celebrates grand opening of new distillery and brewery

Spirits rise in Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The day of the grand opening of the Authentic Seacoast Company’s newest venture, a distillery and brewery, could not have been more perfect: sunny skies with a few drifting clouds and a strong but pleasant breeze kept event-goers comfortable. Between 300 and 400 people, both local and from across North America turned out for the opening day event on Saturday afternoon and were treated to a scrumptious array of finger food, a taste of the locally made spirits and a few speeches to put the day in context.

Honouring 40 years of service

Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Dr. Anita Foley will be honoured this weekend with the grand opening and official naming of the new Health Services Centre located in the new wing of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital. While many citizens throughout the Guysborough area lobbied to have the new wing named after Foley, she is humbled by the honour and accolades. A long-time health practitioner in Guysborough there are many who owe Foley their health if not their lives and feel the new Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre is a fitting tribute for all she has done for healthcare in Guysborough and surrounding areas. Foley sat down with The Journal last week to talk about her years in practice and the opening of the new hospital wing.

Volunteers make the festival go round
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – This year sees the 20th anniversary of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso; a milestone few believed possible when the idea for a music festival first sprouted in this small fishing community. And it would have been an impossible feat if volunteers were not willing to get the event off the ground with what could be calculated as thousands of work hours volunteered on a yearly basis. The saying, it takes a village to raise a child, can be extended to the festival where a majority of the population of Canso have had a hand in the success of Stanfest year upon year.


Guysborough celebrates opening of Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBROUGH – “How long is a lifetime?” asked MLA Lloyd Hines at the grand opening and naming ceremony of the Dr. Anita Foley Health Services Centre in Guysborough on Saturday, June 25. “Because that is what this woman has given us; a lifetime,” he stated, referencing the guest of honour, Dr. Anita Foley, who sat with friends and family at the front of a large gathering celebrating the new wing of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital and honouring her for her long service to the people of Guysborough and surrounding communities.



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