New interchange opens in Paqtnkek

A new interchange on Highway 104 will provide safe access to and create economic opportunities for the Paqtnkek First Nation, Antigonish County.

Tourism planning momentum continues in Sherbrooke

Last week’s workshop on the road to shaping the future of the tourism industry in Guysborough County continued to build on the great momentum already underway and saw an equally impressive turnout.

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Our editorial has some thoughts on Central Nova MP Sean Fraser being passed over for appointment to the Prime Minister's cabinet while Murphy's Law heads to France and unintentionally discovers an interesting difference with pharmacies there in the process. Mulgrave Road Theatre and the Guysborough Historical Society offer up an age-old real life murder mystery and The Conversation weighs-in on the topic of weight bias. Don't miss out on staying in-the-know about what's going on in your community ... grab your copy of the Journal and get reading!

Mulgrave gets new CAO
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – Darlene Berthier-Sampson has been hired as Mulgrave’s new CAO, replacing Jim Davis as he retires. A native of L’Ardoise, Richmond County, Berthier-Smith has returned to the Strait Area after 10 years working in Newfoundland. She started in her new position, which includes the role of financial manager for the town, on Jan. 7.

Road work, bridge at Clam Harbour River on DoT's emergency list
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Last week a letter to the editor by Ralph Sams raised concerns about road safety on Hwy. 344, specifically the section between Manchester and Port Shoreham where culverts allow for passage of the Clam Harbour River. The bridge over the culverts is currently down to one lane due to issues with the culverts.

Pieridae completes purchase of Alberta gas producer
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Pieridae Energy Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Alberta's Ikkuma Resources Corp. The sale was approved at a special meeting of Ikkuma shareholders on December 17.

Year in Review

Municipality of the District of Saint Mary’s
By Michael Mosher

2018 was an eventful year with a number of activities, completion of projects, announcements of new initiatives that show promise for the next several years and unfortunately the sale and closure of a major employer in the area.

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