Saturday, January 28, 2023

AWARD RECIPIENTS HONOURED: Eastern Shore MLA Kent Smith (right) hosted a celebration for residents of his constituency who received the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal on Jan. 22 in Chezzetcook. Eastern Shore honorees included Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Councillor David Hendsbee (left), Lorrie Boutilier, Janice Christie, Molly Gammon, Myrene Keating-Owen and Beverly Smith. Recipient Lisa Snyder was unavailable for the photo. The prestigious honour, which was created to mark the 70th anniversary of the late monarch’s ascension to the throne, recognizes those who have “demonstrated exceptional qualities and devoted outstanding service to others through their job, volunteer work or contributions to their community.”

 

Photo Credit: Katie Kelly

Plan to improve ER care lacks rural solutions

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – The Houston government, which was elected on a platform to fix healthcare, announced a long list of actions meant to increase access to emergency care in the province and reduce wait times for care on Jan. 18.

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AWARD RECIPIENTS HONOURED: Eastern Shore MLA Kent Smith (right) hosted a celebration for residents of his constituency who received the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal on Jan. 22 in Chezzetcook. Eastern Shore honorees included Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Councillor David Hendsbee (left), Lorrie Boutilier, Janice Christie, Molly Gammon, Myrene Keating-Owen and Beverly Smith. Recipient Lisa Snyder was unavailable for the photo. The prestigious honour, which was created to mark the 70th anniversary of the late monarch’s ascension to the throne, recognizes those who have “demonstrated exceptional qualities and devoted outstanding service to others through their job, volunteer work or contributions to their community.”

 

  • Plan to improve ER care lacks rural solutions

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    January 25 2023

    GUYSBOROUGH – The Houston government, which was elected on a platform to fix healthcare, announced a long list of actions meant to increase access to emergency care in the province and reduce wait times for care on Jan. 18. READ MORE



January 25, 2023

  • Sherbrooke library opens after month of closures

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE – After a month of rolling shutdowns, the Sherbrooke library will resume public branch operations on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the board responsible for its administration announced on its website last week. READ MORE

  • Sunken vessel remains tied to Tickle Wharf

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – In mid-December, this newspaper reported that the RCMP was investigating the sinking of a fishing boat at Tickle Wharf in Canso, while the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was making plans for its removal. Much to the dismay of local residents and fishers, the sunken boat remains tied to the wharf. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Canadian at last: Inferrera takes oath of citizenship

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – It’s been a very long, often stressful road, but Nancy Inferrera became a Canadian citizen on Jan. 19, taking part in an online citizenship ceremony streamed to the council chambers of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG).

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  • Value of residential properties up in St. Mary’s

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S – The assessed value of residential properties in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s increased by almost $20 million on a year-over-year basis, effective January 1, 2023, council heard at its committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 18.

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  • Federal government announces support for commercial space launches

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – “It clears the runway, if you will, for having a path to doing commercial launches from Canada,” Steve Matier, president and CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS), the company behind the Spaceport Nova Scotia project to be located near Canso, said of the federal announcement on Jan. 20 in support of commercial space launches in Canada.

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January 18, 2023

  • Sherbrooke library closings cause concern

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S – Sherbrooke’s public library has been shut tight since before Christmas and at least one resident is suggesting that the board which administers it start recruiting local volunteers to help keep it open. READ MORE

  • Spaceport project’s momentum continues in 2023

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Maritime Launch Services (MLS), proponent of Spaceport Nova Scotia to be located at Canso, and Spaceflight Inc., a launch and in-space transportation services provider with headquarters in Seattle, has announced they’ve signed an agreement to launch up to five orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) aboard the Cyclone-4M rocket beginning in 2025. READ MORE

  • Provincial budgets squeeze Sherbrooke Village

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S – Without a fresh infusion of provincial investment, Sherbrooke’s living museum runs the risk of becoming a shadow of its former self, says the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Deputy Warden James Fuller. READ MORE



January 11, 2023

  • New ‘hub and spoke’ model in the works for ESMH

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHEET HARBOUR — The emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital in Sheet Harbour may be closed this month, but provincial officials are hoping to keep it open for good, through a new healthcare model tailor-made for the area, as soon as this summer. READ MORE

  • ACOA funding announced for Guysborough Waterfront

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – It’s been some time coming, according to Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) Warden Vernon Pitts, but on Jan. 5, Cape Breton-Canso MP Mike Kelloway came to Guysborough to announce a non-repayable contribution of $73,500 to the Guysborough Waterfront Development Society (GWDS). READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s volunteer fire departments at risk, official says

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S – James Fuller, Deputy Warden of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, is raising the alarm about the future of volunteer fire departments in the area, noting that many are stretched to the limit of their resources. READ MORE