Tuesday, June 15, 2021

KNITTING WITH PURPOSE: 81-year-old Lois Josey was taught by her mother to knit when she was eight years old. She has enjoyed the hobby throughout her life and is currently joining other local seniors knitting mittens to send to school children in Rankin Inlet, Hay River in the NWT and Yellowknife. Read the full story in this week's edition.

Photo Credit: Janice Christie

Tourism operators face another season of uncertainty

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

CHARLOS COVE – It sure has felt like summer this past week. People are chomping at the bit to go somewhere; anywhere pandemic restrictions will allow. But tourism operators in Nova Scotia are worried that ‘somewhere’ may not be here.

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KNITTING WITH PURPOSE: 81-year-old Lois Josey was taught by her mother to knit when she was eight years old. She has enjoyed the hobby throughout her life and is currently joining other local seniors knitting mittens to send to school children in Rankin Inlet, Hay River in the NWT and Yellowknife. Read the full story in this week's edition.

  • Tourism operators face another season of uncertainty

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    June 9 2021

    CHARLOS COVE – It sure has felt like summer this past week. People are chomping at the bit to go somewhere; anywhere pandemic restrictions will allow. But tourism operators in Nova Scotia are worried that ‘somewhere’ may not be here. READ MORE



June 9, 2021

  • Greg Morrow to carry PC banner in Guysborough-Tracadie

    By Corey LeBlanc

    GUYSBOROUGH – A familiar voice to radio listeners in the Strait region is now the Progressive Conservative (PC) candidate for Guysborough-Tracadie in the next provincial election. READ MORE

  • Country Harbour ferry service delayed

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    COUNTRY HARBOUR – Those who want to take the cable ferry between Country Harbour and Port Bickerton, whether to enjoy the scenery or shorten commuting time, will have to wait a little longer. Due to a delay in obtaining equipment, the return of the service has been pushed to mid-July. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • St. Mary’s names Marissa Jordan to top economic job

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – After weeks of combing through the resumes of qualified candidates from across Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s found its first full-time economic development officer (EDO) around the corner and just down the hall.

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  • Senior knitters answer the call for mittens

    By Janice Christie

    SPRY HARBOUR – When Bernice Logan called to ask if Lois Josey - a renowned local knitter – would donate a couple pair of mittens to children in Rankin Inlet, she was delighted when Josey responded with an immediate ‘Yes.’

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  • Chickens’ days could be numbered in Mulgrave

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    MULGRAVE – After years of complaints, the Town of Mulgrave has decided to hold a plebiscite on August 21 regarding a poultry and farm animal bylaw.

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June 2, 2021

  • Mixed reactions to schools reopening

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – It’s back to in-school learning for local students – effective June 2 – but not everyone likes the idea. READ MORE

  • Sherbrooke woodworkers win Province House reno

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – Fresh from their artisanal triumphs reconstructing Historic Sherbrooke Village, the living museum’s skilled woodworkers have landed prestigious gigs restoring two of Nova Scotia’s most important landmarks in Halifax this summer. READ MORE

  • MLS selects local firms to design, build spaceport

    Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has selected a number of Nova Scotian firms to advance design and preparations for construction of its rocket launch complex located near Canso. READ MORE



May 26, 2021

  • Neighbourly hockey rivalry breaks pandemic boredom

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – “I think we might have the same politics, but I’m not sure, and I know one thing – we do have the same religion, so we are pretty compatible, other than hockey,” said Rita Kennedy of her neighbour Doreen Lombardo. READ MORE

  • Whale sanctuary’s new visitor centre set to open

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – The Whale Sanctuary Project’s (WSP’s) latest move to establish the world’s first beluga refuge here is taking shape at a house along the highway that serves as this Eastern Shore community’s main drag. READ MORE

  • MODG looking for answers from ECRL

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Matters of concern regarding Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) funding and service hours at branches in Canso and Guysborough continue to dominate discussion around the council table at the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG). READ MORE