Local survivors of Las Vegas shooting are grateful

By Lois Ann Dort

QUEENSPORT – “We were waltzing to Jason Aldean...and just finished saying this was the best vacation of our lives,” said Michelle Hendsbee, when minutes later the shooting started. A gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire on thousands of people below attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1.



Weather a factor in change-of-date for Stanfest
By Lois Ann Dort

As we age we change, and it seems this axiom holds true even for music festivals. Last week the Stan Rogers Folk Festival announced that, after 21 years, the event would change its date from the first weekend in July to the last weekend of the month. Long perceived as a harbinger of summer, the festival has been plagued by difficult weather – hurricane winds and lashing downpours-- which in large part led to a change of date for the festival.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial elaborates its opinion on the end of the Energy East project. We meet up with an award winning jeweler who makes her home in Boylston. The Conversation gives us its take on the ability – and perhaps even moral responsibility – of pro athletes to protest racial injustices. Ray's Opinion and Health Bite are both along for the ride this week, offering up food for thought ... and thought for food. The latest installment of People of Perseverance tells of the cooperative era in Tor Bay, and Born with Sea Legs begins a series of scary-themed photos for the Halloween season!





Land ownership program gives hope to local African Nova Scotian communities
By Lois Ann Dort

Last week the province of Nova Scotia announced $2.7 million in funding directed toward the clarification of land ownership in the following communities: East Preston, North Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville and Sunnyville. The monies will be used over the next two years to pay for legal costs and other costs incurred in the clarification of land ownership.

MLS making progress on planned spaceport

This week Maritime Launch Services Ltd., the company proposing a commercial spaceport in the Canso / Hazel Hill / Little Dover area, released an update on project development and announced a second open house.

Cash crunch in Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – In an interview with The Journal last summer RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, when commenting on the phone service interruption that garnered Guysborough attention across the province, said it was important to always keep a half tank of gas in your car and a moderate amount of cash at hand in case of unforeseen circumstances. If Guysborough and area residents didn’t hear his message then, they certainly will heed it now as the village’s only bank machine has been out of service for the past six days; days which included the weekend when the Royal Bank of Canada branch was not open to clients.

Farris and family: It’s a wonderful life
By Janice Christie

SHEET HARBOUR – Josephine Farris was born October 2, 1933 in South Branch, Newfoundland. She was the ninth child of Narcis and Julia Aucoin, who later had five more children. “My father worked in the woods and ran a farm to feed the 16 of us…He raised chickens, and cows and had a vegetable garden. My mother did the cooking and cleaning for the family.”


Local survivors of Las Vegas shooting are grateful

By Lois Ann Dort

QUEENSPORT – “We were waltzing to Jason Aldean...and just finished saying this was the best vacation of our lives,” said Michelle Hendsbee, when minutes later the shooting started. A gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire on thousands of people below attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1.



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