Thursday, June 13, 2024

CLASSMATES REUNITE: Members of the Class of 2004 from the former Duncan MacMillan High School in Sheet Harbour gathered over the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of their graduation. Elicia Crowell, donning the baseball cap, organized the get-together that included classmates Katie Frampton (left), Danielle Vokey, Ali Wood, Katie Kelly, Joanne Pelley, Ashley Sharpe and Meghan Cherry. There were plenty of stories told and great food enjoyed at The Henley House.

 

Photo Credit: Josh Kelly

MODG keen to further green energy deals following hydrogen summit

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

GUYSBOROUGH — The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) is poised to become the “number one” supplier of green energy to international and domestic markets thanks to wind projects that are already in the hopper, says Chief Administrative Officer Barry Carroll.

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CLASSMATES REUNITE: Members of the Class of 2004 from the former Duncan MacMillan High School in Sheet Harbour gathered over the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of their graduation. Elicia Crowell, donning the baseball cap, organized the get-together that included classmates Katie Frampton (left), Danielle Vokey, Ali Wood, Katie Kelly, Joanne Pelley, Ashley Sharpe and Meghan Cherry. There were plenty of stories told and great food enjoyed at The Henley House.

 

  • MODG keen to further green energy deals following hydrogen summit

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    June 12 2024

    GUYSBOROUGH — The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) is poised to become the “number one” supplier of green energy to international and domestic markets thanks to wind projects that are already in the hopper, says Chief Administrative Officer Barry Carroll. READ MORE



June 12, 2024

  • Fire dangers spark concern in Sherbrooke area

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S — Neil Black is one of several St. Mary’s residents suggesting a ban on fireworks on Canada Day (July 1), due to potential safety concerns. READ MORE

  • School officials welcome new cell phone rules

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Local principals are applauding a new provincial government directive last week restricting students’ use of cell phones and other personal mobile devices while attending Nova Scotia public schools. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Residents concerned with growing parasite population

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — Tick season in Nova Scotia has arrived and, according to several residents of the Sherbrooke area, the blood-lusting creatures seem to be working overtime this year.

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  • Mining company’s green energy plan raises hopes, concerns

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    MOOSE RIVER — A proposal to turn a former Nova Scotia gold mine into a clean energy hub is prompting both support and scepticism from community advocates who say that, while the plan is hopeful, at least one of the player’s environmental track record does not inspire confidence.

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  • Affordable housing, seniors’ complex discussed at Sherbrooke meeting

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — A community meeting hosted by the Guysborough Community-First Housing Association (GCHA) here on June 6, which included a presentation by Executive Director Nancy O’Regan, attracted approximately 16 people.

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June 5, 2024

  • GCIFA calls for seal population controls

    By Alec Bruce Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — The head of the Guysborough County Inshore Fisherman’s Association (GCIFA) is calling on the federal government to bring in aggressive, new “controls” on millions of hungry grey and harp seals whose sheer numbers, she says, are weakening the east coast fishery. READ MORE

  • Safety upgrades to dangerous Auld’s Cove intersection begin

    By Alec Bruce Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    AULDS COVE — Much-needed improvements to the major intersection of Highway 104 and Route 344 are finally underway, and the mayor of Mulgrave, for one, couldn’t be happier. READ MORE

  • Cost keeps new C&D facility off the table

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — If the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s were to construct a new construction and demolition (C&D) waste facility at its transfer station in Liscomb, it could mean a large hike in residential tax bills for ratepayers. That’s why council has removed that option from the table, a decision that has disappointed a number of community members. READ MORE



May 29, 2024

  • Outmigration trend halted

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Halting a decades-long trend, the population of Guysborough County increased on a year-over-year basis last year, as more people came to stay than left to live elsewhere, according to newly released provincial government data. READ MORE

  • NSCC student rides academic wave to Germany

    By Corey LeBlanc

    CANSO — Brent Myatt has loved being on the water for as long as he can remember. READ MORE

  • EverWind launches county-wide community consultations

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Open houses this week and next month in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s will ensure “meaningful engagement” with residents who stand to benefit from new energy investments over the next several years, says a senior spokesperson for EverWind Fuels. READ MORE