Benefit for Harpellville family

By Lois Ann Dort

SHERBROOKE – On the morning of January 4, Michael and Sharon Porter lost their home of 33 years in Harpellville to fire. The couple and their pets escaped the fire without injury but the house, where the family had raised their now adult children, was destroyed.



Also in this edition...

Our editorial wonders if the new Conservative leadership in Canada is just a little too conservative – and gaining no ground with the voting public as a result. Murphy's Law is learning in a unique way that yoga is also about flexibility of the mind, not just of the body. We've got a new Artist Profile for you this week – Tanner Welsh of Philip's Harbour. People of Perseverance is along with its first offering of the new year. We've also got an update on the Chedabucto Curling Club's expansion and renovation project, an activity update from ECYA, community news from around the area and more.





Learning from tragedy

Inquiry into Desmond deaths could save others
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – As the one-year anniversary of the shooting deaths of four members of the Desmond family in Upper Big Tracadie approached, relatives welcomed news that a provincial inquiry will be held into the tragedy.

Losses in Country Harbour, Boylston

Two more rural stores close
By Lois Ann Dort

Whether small town or big city, the closure of any business is always a blow to the people who call themselves customers. This past month has seen a number of local business closures, starting with Central Building Supply in West Cooks Cove.

Seizing a window of opportunity

Melford calls for engineering services, aims to start construction in 2018
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Melford International Terminal, with its partner SSA Marine, is taking steps to prepare for possible construction of the $300 million facility at the Strait of Canso later this year. The company recently issued a “Request for Qualifications” for engineering and design work for the terminal.

Province announces support for Guysborough trails
By Lois Ann Dort

It was a busy time of year, but on December, 22 people from all over Guysborough County came to the village of Guysborough for an important funding announcement made by Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines.


Benefit for Harpellville family

By Lois Ann Dort

SHERBROOKE – On the morning of January 4, Michael and Sharon Porter lost their home of 33 years in Harpellville to fire. The couple and their pets escaped the fire without injury but the house, where the family had raised their now adult children, was destroyed.



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