Friday, March 1, 2024

PLAN UNVEILED: Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change Minister Timothy Halman (left) and Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr released The Future of Nova Scotia’s Coastline Feb. 26 in Halifax. The plan includes 15 actions for property owners, municipalities and the province to make coastal homes, communities and natural areas safer. Read the full story in this week's edition.

 

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New grassroots housing society launched for Guysborough County

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

GUYSBOROUGH — With its founding meeting last week, Community First: Guysborough County Housing Association marked its debut as the first grassroots group from the area with the goal of providing affordable housing in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG), District of St. Mary’s and Town of Mulgrave.

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PLAN UNVEILED: Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change Minister Timothy Halman (left) and Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr released The Future of Nova Scotia’s Coastline Feb. 26 in Halifax. The plan includes 15 actions for property owners, municipalities and the province to make coastal homes, communities and natural areas safer. Read the full story in this week's edition.

 

  • New grassroots housing society launched for Guysborough County

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    February 28 2024

    GUYSBOROUGH — With its founding meeting last week, Community First: Guysborough County Housing Association marked its debut as the first grassroots group from the area with the goal of providing affordable housing in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG), District of St. Mary’s and Town of Mulgrave. READ MORE



February 28, 2024

  • U.K. visit reinforces huge potential in offshore wind

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Barry Carroll makes no bones about it – readying the Eastern Shore for its future in offshore wind, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG)-led fact-finding mission to the U.K.’s massive wind farms last month was nothing short of “fantastic.” READ MORE

  • Investigation continues into death of ship worker in Mulgrave

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    MULGRAVE — The Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) continues to investigate following the workplace death of a crewmember of a Clearwater Seafood vessel moored in Mulgrave for routine servicing last week. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Antigonish consolidation to be completed by Nov. 1, if bill approved

    By Corey LeBlanc

    HALIFAX — The merger of a pair of neighbouring municipalities in northeastern Nova Scotia, if a tabled bill receives final provincial approval, will take effect on Nov. 1, 2024.

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  • Mulgrave mayor defends council’s transparency

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    MULGRAVE — At the request of Mulgrave Mayor Ron Chisholm, a Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing official spent nearly an hour explaining the proper use of closed council meetings at town council’s regular, open session last week (Feb. 20).

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  • Funding infusion announced for Canso wastewater system

    By Contributed

    CANSO — A good news story was on tap in this seaside community earlier this week.

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February 21, 2024

  • Canso fishers advised to learn from Scots’ mistakes in offshore wind

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — Leaving the busy English port of Newcastle upon Tyne last month, Ginny Boudreau could hear Elspeth Macdonald’s words ringing in her head as clear as a bell. READ MORE

  • WSP hopes for early opening with three orcas

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — The Whale Sanctuary Project (WSP) is in discussions with French authorities for the transfer of three whales to a “fast-tracked” facility at its site near Port Hilford, as soon as spring 2025, says the organization’s co-founder Michael Mountain. READ MORE

  • Child poverty trends up sharply in Guysborough County

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — A new report outlining a sharp rise in childhood poverty rates in Guysborough County after the first year of the pandemic is renewing calls for a substantial shift in public policy. READ MORE



February 14, 2024

  • Digging out

    By Corey LeBlanc

    GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY – In the aftermath of a multi-day, record-breaking winter storm that swept across the region Feb. 3-5, something else was left behind – other than seemingly mile-high piles of snow. READ MORE

  • Ecum Secum fire hall needs major repairs or replacement

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ECUM SECUM — Most days, Ecum Secum’s fire hall looks like any other unassuming public building in any other town along the Eastern Shore. But, on this day, under a clear, blue February sky, Mike Durnford and Tiffany Pye are having a hard time describing it as anything but shabby. READ MORE

  • Another abandoned wreck haunts Marie Joseph

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    MARIE JOSEPH — Canadian marine authorities have, once again, trained their spyglasses on one of Marie Joseph’s abandoned ships – this time, a half-sunken fishing boat they say is a navigational hazard to this tiny Eastern Shore community. READ MORE