Sunday, August 14, 2022

CELEBRATING ACADIAN HISTORY AND TRADITION: Festival Savalette returned to Larry’s River last week after a two-year intermission due to COVID-19. On Aug. 6, festival guests participated in the tintamarre – a noisy march – around the river concluding at the community’s historic footbridge.

 

Photo Credit: Jude Avery

Signal Gold gets environmental approval for Goldboro Gold

By Corey LeBlanc

GOLDBORO – Confidence is high with the company proposing construction of an open-pit mine and ore processing facility in Goldboro. That’s partly due to the project receiving environmental approval, subject to terms and conditions, from the province last week.

READ MORE August 10 2022

CELEBRATING ACADIAN HISTORY AND TRADITION: Festival Savalette returned to Larry’s River last week after a two-year intermission due to COVID-19. On Aug. 6, festival guests participated in the tintamarre – a noisy march – around the river concluding at the community’s historic footbridge.

 

  • Signal Gold gets environmental approval for Goldboro Gold

    By Corey LeBlanc

    August 10 2022

    GOLDBORO – Confidence is high with the company proposing construction of an open-pit mine and ore processing facility in Goldboro. That’s partly due to the project receiving environmental approval, subject to terms and conditions, from the province last week. READ MORE



August 10, 2022

  • Mediator in library dispute calls for public comment

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – The consultant appointed by the provincial government to mediate in a dispute between the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s and Eastern Counties Regional Library Board is looking for public input. READ MORE

  • Flower fracas shakes up Sherbrooke, RCMP called

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – The police report left nothing to the imagination – or everything. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Unique summer camp mixes education, empowerment for Black youth

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ANTIGONISH – “We’re going to have so much fun there,” said Isaiah Cambell, age 8, of the field trip planned for the Knowledge Seekers Summer Scholar Camp participants to Barrios Beach on Aug. 4.

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  • Sheet Harbour marina moves ahead with $50,000 from HRM

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHEET HARBOUR – With a $50,000 grant from the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Sheet Harbour’s long-anticipated marina project has passed another buoy marker on course to becoming a reality for this Eastern Shore community.

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  • Guysborough County marinas benefit from long hot summer

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – Nothing says summer in Nova Scotia like getting out on the water. And this summer with its extraordinary heat warnings means more people than ever want to get out and ride the waves and feel cool ocean breezes.

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August 3, 2022

  • Nurse, doctor shortages leading to local ED closures

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – As residents in the Guysborough area start marking off the days the emergency department (ED) is closed on their calendars for the first two weeks of August, many are left wondering why the department is closing when the Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH) currently has five doctors on staff. READ MORE

  • Philip Hochman, Country Harbour Gun Club honoured at Wall of Fame ceremony

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – “Being recognized in your own community with your family and friends, colleagues, trail workers…it’s really a very special moment for me. It’s something that I’ll always appreciate,” said Philip Hochman at the Wall of Fame induction ceremony at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Centre in Guysborough on July 27. READ MORE

  • King wins Mulgrave council seat

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The Town of Mulgrave held a special election on July 30 to fill the council seat left vacant when Crystal Durling resigned in May. READ MORE

  • Sponsored Article: 8 Reasons to Support Local Businesses

    Small local businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. However, many of them have struggled in the recent years because of the COVID pandemic. Over 50% of small business reported lower revenues in 2021 compared to 2019. Two-thirds of small businesses will not see their fifth birthday. READ MORE



    July 27, 2022

    • $2.6M announced for theatre’s expansion plans

      By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

      GUYSBOROUGH – Mulgrave Road Theatre’s (MRT’s) vision for the future got a major boost on July 22, with $2.6 million in funding announced to support its expansion plans. READ MORE

    • RCMP delegation presents yearly report to MODG council

      By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

      GUYSBOROUGH – A delegation from the RCMP spoke to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) council at its regular monthly meeting on July 20. READ MORE

    • Future of Old Fashioned Christmas in doubt

      By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

      SHERBROOKE – Without new volunteers from its major stakeholders, Sherbrooke’s Old Fashioned Christmas – which has attracted thousands of people from across Nova Scotia and beyond – could become a thing of the past as soon as next year, warns the chair and treasurer of the iconic event’s volunteer committee. READ MORE