'Off roading on the 347'
Road repair advocacy turns to social media

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ASPEN – To get anywhere from the Garden of Eden you have to travel along what some residents are calling the “Highway from Hell,” also known as N.S. Rte 347. That’s the stretch of highway – also called the Sherbrooke Road – running from the TCH just east of New Glasgow to Highway 7 at Aspen.



SMRA pursues heritage status for river
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – Hoping to discourage further encroachment by gold mining interests, the St. Mary’s River Association (SMRA) is now seeking formal Canadian heritage status for the iconic Nova Scotia waterway, says the group’s president.

Sherbrooke Village seeks matching funds
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – In a bid to expand its cultural tourism product, Historic Sherbrooke Village is attempting to persuade private donors and the federal Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to match the $994,000 grant it received last week from the Nova Scotia government.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial has some thoughts on how we can use moments like Canada Day to appreciate what we have accomplished as a country and how we can become even better – as people and as a nation. Murphy's Law discovers that sometimes even the right answer isn't quite right enough. Additional headlines include: Mulgrave Town Office opens July 6; Bayside Travel Centre opens for business; Church communities find new ways to stay connected during pandemic; Duncan MacMillan High School hosts last commencement after 57 years; Roadside libraries open in African Nova Scotian communities and more! Plus more Grad 2020 coverage, the return of Gardening with Goutweed and a GOALS photo update all in this edition of your Guysborough Journal. NOTE: Due to the Canada Day holiday, the print edition of The Journal will be available to readers on Thursday, July 2.





Sherbrooke Village receives million-dollar boost from province
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – Historic Sherbrooke Village will receive $1 million from the provincial government over the next nine months to renovate its world-renowned heritage properties, Nova Scotia Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure Lloyd Hines announced on Monday.

Get used to sight of unique vessel in bay
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – The view of Chedabucto Bay changed last week with the arrival of the Thialf, operated by Heerema Marine Contractors, a semi-submersible crane vessel that is supporting the final phase of decommissioning of the Sable Offshore Energy Project, which ceased production in December 2018.

Ecum Secum man stands alone for peaceful protest
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECUM SECUM – Society is in the midst of a monumental shift due to the Black Lives Matter movement and one solidarity figure standing alone can be as powerful as thousands peacefully standing shoulder to shoulder.

Local nursing homes prepare for family visits
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – It was the news thousands of Nova Scotians had been waiting for. On Wednesday, June 10, the province announced that some visitor restrictions in long-term care homes and homes for persons with disabilities would be eased effective Monday, June 15. While this was welcome news, it meant facilities had less than a week to prepare to enact these new measures. And some families were left feeling that the new measures weren’t enough after waiting three months to see their loved ones face-to-face.


'Off roading on the 347'
Road repair advocacy turns to social media

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ASPEN – To get anywhere from the Garden of Eden you have to travel along what some residents are calling the “Highway from Hell,” also known as N.S. Rte 347. That’s the stretch of highway – also called the Sherbrooke Road – running from the TCH just east of New Glasgow to Highway 7 at Aspen.





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