Tuesday, May 28, 2024

GETTING ALL DECKED OUT: The deck of the Jost Building at the Guysborough Marina is being rebuilt with composite materials this month. The wood railings are being replaced with glass panels to give better sight lines to the harbour for visitors, both inside and outside the building. The update is happening just in time for the opening of a new café upstairs in June.

 

Photo Credit: Brent MacLeod

Consultant hired to help guide economic development in MODG

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

GUYSBOROUGH — Expecting major, new industrial development over the next several years, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) will pay $170,160 over the next six months for advice on the best way to support that growth.

READ MORE May 22 2024

GETTING ALL DECKED OUT: The deck of the Jost Building at the Guysborough Marina is being rebuilt with composite materials this month. The wood railings are being replaced with glass panels to give better sight lines to the harbour for visitors, both inside and outside the building. The update is happening just in time for the opening of a new café upstairs in June.

 

  • Consultant hired to help guide economic development in MODG

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    May 22 2024

    GUYSBOROUGH — Expecting major, new industrial development over the next several years, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) will pay $170,160 over the next six months for advice on the best way to support that growth. READ MORE



May 22, 2024

  • Warden Pitts to seek re-election in District 6

    By Helen Murphy

    GUYSBOROUGH — Warden Vernon Pitts plans to seek re-election in District 6 (Lundy, Larry’s River, New Harbour, Tor Bay, Charlos Cove) of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) this fall. He told The Journal he decided to pursue a “final term” after receiving support from his wife, Shirley; other family members; friends and colleagues. READ MORE

  • Iconic Sailor’s Rest Building to be relocated to Canso waterfront

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — Council for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) has voted to relocate the iconic Sailor’s Rest Building from Canso’s Centre Town Park to its waterfront, where it “would be of much greater value” to municipal revitalization efforts underway there. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Concerns grow over condition of roads, bridges in Sherbrooke area

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — Residents here continue to express concerns about local roads and bridges, including the bridge located on Hwy 7 at Archibalds Brook.

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  • ATV accidents causing death, injury on the rise

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Accidents causing death and serious injury involving all-terrain or off-highway vehicles (ATV/OHV) in Nova Scotia have increased during the first four months of 2024, compared with previous years, according to the latest collision statistics provided by the RCMP to The Journal last week.

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  • Low job turnout, limited funding threaten summer programs

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — A scarcity of qualified student help could undermine key programs at two of Guysborough County’s leading heritage organizations this summer, according to organizers.

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May 15, 2024

  • Officials ‘optimistic’ Grassy Island ferry will return for tourist season

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — Three years after the regular ferry to one of Guysborough County’s top destinations ceased operations, the Parks Canada official in charge of visitor experience at Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site is bullish about resuming the service in time for tourists this year. READ MORE

  • Virtual urgent care at Canso hospital hailed as ‘great option’

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — Efficient, cheerful and even a little disarming is how Susan O’Handley, co-chair of the Canso & Area Healthcare Working Group, describes Eastern Memorial Hospital’s (EMH) new virtual urgent care pilot program unveiled last month by Nova Scotia Health (NSH). READ MORE

  • MODG seeks citizen advisors on local policing

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — For the first time in more than a decade – and under orders from the provincial government – the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) is seeking citizen advisors on local policing to attend certain council meetings. READ MORE



May 8, 2024

  • Townhouse style apartments to be built in Guysborough

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) has cleared the way for a new housing development, green lighting the direct sale of a four-acre parcel of land at Cutler’s Brook Estates to Atlantic Edge on Properties Inc. of Antigonish for $50,000. READ MORE

  • No ambulance cuts planned for Country Harbour, EHS says

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    COUNTRY HARBOUR — Despite worries raised at Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) council last week, there’s no scheme to permanently cut back the Emergency Health Services (EHS) base in Country Harbour, a provincial spokesperson told The Journal last week. READ MORE

  • Stormont Union Church celebrating centennial

    By Corey LeBlanc

    STORMONT — An historic building here – a pillar of the community for a century – will be the venue for an upcoming gospel concert to mark that milestone. READ MORE