ANTIGONISH – Approximately 150 people attended an all-candidates’ debate at StFX on Thursday, Oct. 3 for the riding of Central Nova. The debate, organized by the StFX Student Union, was one of the 100 Debates on the Environment series that took place across the country last week.
GUYSBOROUGH – Most of N.S.’s protected wilderness areas do not allow ATVs, but an exception is being made for the trail system around Ogden Round Lake Wilderness Area near Guysborough.
Not unlike many an individual out there, our editorial has its own take on the recent federal and provincial political debates. Murphy's Law discovers the one thing that might be almost as hard to find these days as a doctor – a parking space. We've got feature stories on the 10th annual Chedabucto Place Harvest meal and the honouring of the memory of X-Project co-founder Joan Dillon. Peter MacKay contributes an Op-Ed for our readers while columnist Alec Bruce is back with another installment of Bay Sighs... And don't miss The Conversation, Born with Sea Legs, news and notes from Sheet Harbour plus even more in this week's edition of your Guysborough Journal.
GUYSBOROUGH – Community consultation meetings taking place this week will help identify the transportation needs of local residents. A group called Common Good Solutions has been contracted by the provincial Dept. of Communities, Culture and Heritage to work with the community to identify local transportation needs, with an initial focus on the African Nova Scotian communities of Lincolnville, Sunnyville and Upper Big Tracadie.
Circles of Support and Change
HAZEL HILL – A new initiative to address gender-based violence is supporting community-based solutions in Canso and will soon come to other communities in MODG and the Strait Region.
GUYSBOROUGH -- It’s not every day that customers head to the bank just to get a look at the sartorial splendour of the staff. But last Wednesday, September 18 wasn’t an ordinary day at the Royal Bank of Canada branch on Main Street, Guysborough; it was the 137th anniversary of the branch in question and staff were dressed in period costume to celebrate the day.
GOLDBORO -- Anaconda Mining has restarted the shipping of a 10,000-tonne bulk sample from its Goldboro Gold Project this past week, after an interruption caused by a dispute with its original shipper for the work.
GUYSBOROUGH – Changes have been coming to the Cyril Ward Memorial Library in Guysborough for the last few months; security cameras, a self-checkout scanner for library materials and a self-access scanner to allow patrons –library card holders -- entrance to the facility when staff are not on site.