Fight for EMH

New working group will meet Friday
By Katherine Murphy

CANSO – As the third week of service reduction at Eastern Memorial Hospital (EMH) approaches, a working group is being established to address the nursing shortage that caused a halt to admissions and nighttime ER starting May 12.

Country Harbour ferry to be replaced

COUNTRY HARBOUR – A new ferry is coming to Country Harbour. Bernadette Jordan, federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, announced support for two new ferry replacement projects in Nova Scotia on Friday, May 17.

Also in this edition...

We've got a pair of editorials for you this week, dealing first with the Desmond Fatality Inquiry and then the ongoing issues at Eastern Memorial Hospital. Murphy's Law takes a break, letting The Conversation fill in with an article that's all abuzz about bees. We've got all the details on recent council meetings held in Guysborough and St. Mary's. Gerry Madigan and Norma Cooke's "Hearth and Home" continues this week with a two-chapter installment for your reading enjoyment. Plus community news from Sheet Harbour, a trio of stories from the Strait Regional School Board and a report on the final workshop in — and conclusion of — the Guysborough County Tourism Strategy Development series. Stay in the know about what's on the go by picking up your copy of the Guysborough Journal.

$1.2 million funding boost for eastern NS rivers
Work will improve environment for fish

By Katherine Murphy

SHERBROOKE – Years of habitat restoration work along the St. Mary’s River received a major boost through a federal funding announcement in Sherbrooke on May 8. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson was at the St. Mary's River Association Interpretive Centre to announce $1.2 million over three years in funding to restore watersheds and coastal habitats in eastern Nova Scotia.

Council news

Mulgrave town office may move to former school
Solutions sought for fire dept. funding

By By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – Town council is considering moving Mulgrave’s town office to the former school that it now owns. Town CAO Darlene Berthier Sampson told The Journal Monday that a motion was made to move operations to the school no later than July 1, 2019, and the town is now in talks with Canada Post to see if the local post office could be moved there as well.

Shift reduction considered for Canso hospital
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The continuing nursing shortage at Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso could soon lead to the facility being cut back to a 12-hour daytime nursing shift only. If that happens, can the facility continue operating as a hospital? That’s a top-of-mind question for MODG Warden Vernon Pitts.

Congregation of Notre Dame honoured at StFX Spring Convocation

ANTIGONISH – As St. Francis Xavier University bestowed more than 900 degrees to students from all corners of the globe on Sunday, March 5, honorary degrees were conferred upon a trailblazer in mental health and a religious order well-regarded for promoting the education of women.

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