Sunday, September 26, 2021

HONOURING TERRY: Cancer survivor Elmer Josey (right), who collected $5,697.75 for the 41st Annual Terry Fox Run, was one of the participants in the Sheet Harbour area event on Sept. 19 - an initiative of the Lions Club. Cathy Farris (left), Linda Josey (volunteer), Bev Smith (organizer), Anne Marie Perry (volunteer), Marilyn Brown and Elmer Josey, along with (not pictured) Wanda Purcell, Rose Barkhouse, Lorne Barkhouse and Christina Meager - a small, but mighty group - helped raise $7,660. Those who walked or ran followed a route along Main Street.

Photo Credit: Janice Christie

Transit service coming to MODG, Mulgrave

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – It’s been a long road for the proponents of rural transit in Guysborough County, but the first leg of that journey is almost complete. In mid-to-late October, public transit will be a reality in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) and the Town of Mulgrave.

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HONOURING TERRY: Cancer survivor Elmer Josey (right), who collected $5,697.75 for the 41st Annual Terry Fox Run, was one of the participants in the Sheet Harbour area event on Sept. 19 - an initiative of the Lions Club. Cathy Farris (left), Linda Josey (volunteer), Bev Smith (organizer), Anne Marie Perry (volunteer), Marilyn Brown and Elmer Josey, along with (not pictured) Wanda Purcell, Rose Barkhouse, Lorne Barkhouse and Christina Meager - a small, but mighty group - helped raise $7,660. Those who walked or ran followed a route along Main Street.

  • Transit service coming to MODG, Mulgrave

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    September 22 2021

    GUYSBOROUGH – It’s been a long road for the proponents of rural transit in Guysborough County, but the first leg of that journey is almost complete. In mid-to-late October, public transit will be a reality in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) and the Town of Mulgrave. READ MORE



September 22, 2021

  • Sean Fraser easily holds Central Nova

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    NEW GLASGOW – Sean Fraser was an infant when Starship released its 1985 hit We Built This City, but the pop anthem-turned-campaign song played here Monday night as the 37-year-old husband, father and Member of Parliament greeted supporters, whose tweets, texts and messages often described him in one word: “Rockstar.” READ MORE

  • Kelloway re-elected in Cape Breton-Canso

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The 44th federal election, called by Prime Minister Trudeau less than two years into his mandate, resulted in another minority government, with very few seat changes in the House of Commons. In the riding of Cape Breton-Canso, Liberal incumbent Mike Kelloway was declared winner less than two hours after the polls closed. As of Tuesday morning (Sept. 21), there was a 4,200-vote spread between Kelloway and Conservative challenger Fiona MacLeod. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • The gamble pays off at Marmalade Motel

    By Janice Christie

    PORT DUFFERIN – Neil and Cheryl MacLean, who sold their home in Toronto and bought a nine-unit motel on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia during the coronavirus pandemic, are happy they took the gamble.

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  • Atlantic Gold eyes new mining opportunities

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    EASTERN SHORE – Despite recent setbacks at its Nova Scotia subsidiary, Atlantic Gold, Australian mineral giant St Barbara says it is exploring several new mining opportunities in this ore-rich region of the province.

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  • Authentic Seacoast goes glamping: yurts draw new visitors to Guysborough

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – If you’re dreaming of a romantic seaside getaway, with private accommodations, ocean views, walks in a vineyard and numerous recreation options on tap, you must come to Guysborough and go glamping in the vineyard – the most recent venture to launch under the Authentic Seacoast umbrella.

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September 15, 2021

  • School enrolment up in St. Mary’s

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – The new chief administrative officer of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is calling a dramatic one-year increase in local school enrollment “a fantastic signal” of a trend that’s already making the area “an incredibly attractive place” to live and work. READ MORE

  • Cape Breton-Canso candidates face-off in debate

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    PORT HAWKESBURY – Cape Breton-Canso candidates in the federal election participated in a second debate on Sept. 10 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s questions ECRL in special meeting

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s held a special council meeting to hear a presentation from Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) CEO Laura Emery and Innovation Project Manager Dana Thomas on Sept. 8. READ MORE



September 8, 2021

  • ECRL reps to meet with St. Mary’s council

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – In a bid to address an ongoing and bitter funding dispute, Eastern Counties Regional Library’s (ECRL’s) top brass is meeting for the first time with representatives of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s at a special session of council on Sept. 8 at 3:30 pm. READ MORE

  • Guysborough-Tracadie MLA named agriculture minister

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Guysborough-Tracadie MLA Greg Morrow has been appointed as the province’s new agriculture minister. READ MORE

  • Local Black councillor says she will judge by performance, not skin colour

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston named his cabinet on Aug. 31. READ MORE