Putting money where your health is
MODG offers $100,000 incentive for doctor recruits

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – The emergency dept. closed sign has been posted at Guysborough Memorial Hospital with increasing frequency in recent months, and the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) announced April 7 that it is prepared to make a bold move to reverse that trend; a move that puts hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table.



Ship of dreams
School children vie to name new Country Harbour ferry

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ST. MARY’s – The chance to christen the new Country Harbour ferry, connecting the municipal districts of St. Mary’s and Guysborough, is bringing history alive for hundreds of school children and renewing community hopes for smooth sailing ahead.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial continues the hot topic of conversation on doctor recruitment while Murphy's Law recounts week one of a two-week quarantine period. Additional headlines include Community support needed to establish daycare centre; Poor lighthouse road could derail tourism; John Meagher wanted to die at home – and many more! Plus The Conversation and Baking During the Pandemic are along for the ride as well. Pick up a copy of this week's edition and see what your Guysborough Journal has to offer.





Easter ice storm knocks out power for 36 hours
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

BOYLSTON – “It won’t happen again,” is what Shelley McGee-Wilson said of her less than perfect preparation for the ice storm that hit parts of Guysborough County Easter weekend.

Allegations of racism at CECGA
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – Earlier this month, a student from Chedabucto Education Centre / Guysborough Academy (CECGA) posted a note to social media stating that, although she was not Black or a person of colour, she had seen her friends face racism at the school. The post specifically highlights the bystander problem, alleging that some students made fun of other ethnicities, while other students and teachers heard the comments and ignored them.

Lawton’s fully booked for first round of vaccinations
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – Residents were quick to answer the call put out by Lawton’s Sheet Harbour pharmacist, Tanya Smiley, on March 25 for those 75 and over to book appointments for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Putting money where your health is
MODG offers $100,000 incentive for doctor recruits

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – The emergency dept. closed sign has been posted at Guysborough Memorial Hospital with increasing frequency in recent months, and the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) announced April 7 that it is prepared to make a bold move to reverse that trend; a move that puts hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table.





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