ANTIGONISH – A 52-year-old man from Guysborough, lately residing in Sydney, was sentenced to eight years by Justice Denise M. Boudreau in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Antigonish on August 28, 2020.
ANTIGONISH COUNTY – As affordable housing remains a pressing need throughout our region, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish continues its strong support of the push for more affordable housing opportunities in its communities.
Our editorial wonders what direction the Governor General's pending Throne Speech will point the government and the country as a whole in come next Wednesday. Murphy's Law welcomes a new member to the family by not opening the door for them to come in. We've got a quartet of election-related stories as featured content this week and other headlines include: SPARK a Connection: day-long event to reduce social isolation coming to Antigonish; Antigonish County joins partnership to hire physician community navigator; Words of wisdom to St. Mary’s voters this fall; Indigenous artist’s drum-making is a journey of the heart, Sheet Harbour Legion offers community support during pandemic; Forging a new life in Guysborough County (the first article to grace our newly designated Business section) – and many more! Plus Gardening with Goutweed and a plethora of photos covering the Bluenose II's recent visit to the region. Whether you travel the highways or the high seas - the Guysborough Journal is your source for community news!
EASTERN SHORE – “I never would have thought real estate would be booming during a pandemic, but I believe what is driving the market in this area is the fact people can work from home. They want to be out of the city – they want personal space – to grow a garden and want a slower pace of life in a rural setting,” explains Deanna Parks, Century 21 Realtor, about the increase in houses sold along the Shore in the past several months.
GUYSBOROUGH – On the campaign trail you always hear the old saying, ‘your vote counts,’ or ‘one vote can make the difference’, but very few people actually think this is true. In the 2016 municipal election, one vote was all that stood between the two candidates running for the MODG District 2 seat, Sheila Pelly and Mary Desmond, with Pelly taking the win.
ANTIGONISH – As the return to school drew near, the Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE) invited media to tour the Antigonish Education Centre (AEC) on Wednesday, September 2 to highlight for the public the steps they have taken to create a safe environment for students and staff during the pandemic.
ST. MARY’S – As their members age, and younger recruits are increasingly hard to come by, volunteer fire departments in St. Mary’s are fighting an uphill battle against time, say two of the district’s long-serving chiefs.
Last week the public was informed that a student residing in Antigonish had been charged and ticketed by the RCMP under the Health Protection Act (HPA), but questions remain about privacy rules related to the case and messaging from StFX University.
GOLDBORO – Pieridae Energy has hired a veteran LNG industry professional, engineer Andy Mukherjee, as senior vice-president LNG to lead the development of its multi-billion-dollar Goldboro LNG Project. According to a company news release, Mukherjee has worldwide expertise in front-end engineering and design; detailed engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and commissioning (EPCC); including module fabrication and construction related to mega LNG projects and oil and gas in North America and overseas.