Kay Chisholm marks 40 years with Marathon of Hope

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – Kay Chisholm has been running or walking for Terry Fox every September for four decades. The retired 76-year-old Public Health Nurse who lives in Havendale, just outside of the village of Guysborough, told The Journal this week that she was always inspired by Fox’s determination to do good for others, despite the pain he must have faced over the long miles on the road.



Guysborough man sentenced to eight years for sexual assault
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

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.

Also in this edition...

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!





Real estate boom on Eastern Shore
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

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.

MODG election heating up with race in District 2
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

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.

Back to school readiness: SRCE showcases Antigonish Education Centre
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

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.

Pieridae hires experienced lead for Goldboro LNG Project

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.


Kay Chisholm marks 40 years with Marathon of Hope

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – Kay Chisholm has been running or walking for Terry Fox every September for four decades. The retired 76-year-old Public Health Nurse who lives in Havendale, just outside of the village of Guysborough, told The Journal this week that she was always inspired by Fox’s determination to do good for others, despite the pain he must have faced over the long miles on the road.





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