Following council debate, MODG changes bulk bins program

By Katherine Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – A decision to increase the District of Guysborough's annual bulk garbage pick-up by one container would benefit those living in and around Country Harbour, but debate ensued at last Wednesday’s monthly council meeting after a question was raised concerning Little Dover, which was not scheduled to get a container. Residents of Little Dover currently travel just under five kilometres to the nearest bulk waste container.



Dr. Ackermann receives Rural Service Award
By Lois Ann Dort

SHERBROOKE – There is no shortage of discussion and debate around how to recruit and retain medical professionals in rural Nova Scotia these days, as the province faces physician shortages in almost every municipality.

Quality of Life survey coming to Guysborough County
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Guysborough County residents are asked to check their mailboxes over the coming week for a survey on quality of life in their community. The research project by Engage Nova Scotia, in collaboration with the University of Waterloo and supported by NSCC, asks questions about how Nova Scotians can “work together to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled in all areas of our lives.”

Also in this edition...

Our editorial ponders what effect the carbon tax will have on the results for the pending federal election. Murphy's Law suffers from some mid-air claustrophobia thanks to a less-than-spacious aircraft. The Conversation gets in on the political commentary as well, choosing to focus on the unusual tradition of high-level Canadian politicians threatening legal action against their most vocal opponents and detractors. It's another photo-filled week with plenty of pictures from the recent CEC/GA annual Open House and several other events in Guysborough and Sheet Harbour. The Central Nova Report returns with an Earth Day message while the topic of backyard farm animals was up for debate at the latest Mulgrave Council meeting. Don't horse around – it's time to get caught up on all the news from in and around the area!





District 4 elects Hanhams to MODG council in by-election
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The four-way race for the District 4 seat on MODG council was definitively decided on Saturday, April 13; the final voting day for the municipal by-election for the seat left vacant by the accidental death of Councillor Blair George in January. Dave Hanhams, owner / operator of the Hanhams Gas & Convenience in Half Island Cove, won a majority of the votes cast; almost more than all other candidates combined.

Petition supporting Canso Spaceport tabled in legislature
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The Canso Area Development Assoc. (CADA) is pleased with the results from a petition it led in support of Maritime Launch Services’ proposed Canso Spaceport. The petition garnered 753 signatures and was tabled in the provincial legislature on April 11 by the MLA for Guysborough - Eastern Shore - Tracadie and Minister of Transportation Lloyd Hines.

MacMaster grills Delorey on departure of St. Martha’s doctors
By Helen Murphy

ANTIGONISH – Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster had some pointed questions for Minister of Health and Wellness and Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey in the legislature on April 9 about the number of doctors who have left St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish in the past year, including the departure of surgeon Dr. Jeannie MacGillivray, who had sought better work-life balance.

SMRA protests at Atlantic Gold office opening
By Rob Wolf

SHERBROOKE – Placards and chants greeted visitors to Atlantic Gold’s open house at their new Community Outreach Office on Main Street in Sherbrooke Thursday, April 4 — but they weren’t there in support of the company’s efforts to put at open pit gold mine on nearby Cochrane Hill.

Bond case against pharmacy moves forward
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – In May of 2016 Bernice Bond of Canso was given a prescription for methotrexate which was dispensed by the Canso Pharmacy. The instructions and packaging of the prescription were incorrect, resulting in an overdose that the medical examiner found to be the direct cause of Bond's death in June, 2016. In the months following her death, Bond's son Carlton Bond launched a legal action to pursue a civil case of negligence under the Fatal Injuries Act.

Voters hear from District 4 candidates
By Katherine Murphy

QUEENSPORT – Wind and rain didn’t keep constituents of District 4 in MODG away from the opportunity to get to know the candidates before casting their vote in the upcoming by-election next week.


Following council debate, MODG changes bulk bins program

By Katherine Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – A decision to increase the District of Guysborough's annual bulk garbage pick-up by one container would benefit those living in and around Country Harbour, but debate ensued at last Wednesday’s monthly council meeting after a question was raised concerning Little Dover, which was not scheduled to get a container. Residents of Little Dover currently travel just under five kilometres to the nearest bulk waste container.





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