War of words erupts at St. Mary’s council

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ST. MARY’S – In the pre-election push, when time is short and tempers can be even shorter, St. Mary’s Councillor Kaytland Smith and District Warden Michael Mosher treated colleagues and community spectators alike to a rare display of public pique last week.



Rodgers faces allegations of misconduct from Bar Society
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – In October 2018, Jason Boudrot, managing partner of the Port Hawkesbury law firm Boudrot Rodgers, contacted the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society (NSBS) to report that he had “some issues with his trust accounts,” as stated in a NSBS hearing committee document in 2019. That led to a suspension of Boudrot’s practicing certificate, a declaration of bankruptcy, and in 2019 the disbarment of Boudrot once it had become clear that he had stolen from clients’ trust funds.

Fin Armsworthy looking to hold MODG District 8 seat
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

CANSO – If you live in Canso, you know Fin Armsworthy. The manager behind the family-run transport company Al Son’s Cabs and Vans Ltd., has been a municipal councillor for 20 years; 12 with the former Town of Canso, eight with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough. And once again, as an incumbent, he’s decided to throw his hat in the ring to represent the people of Canso and Canso Tickle in MODG District 8.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial laments the loss of former Prime Minister John Turner – and the respectful nature of the politics he brought to the table in his day. Murphy's Law realizes that if you can ask if there's an app for that, then there probably is. Additional headlines include: In St. Mary’s, outages and flooding are big risks of hurricane season; Road closure an election concern in MODG District 6; Recruitment efforts continue for Eastern Memorial Hospital; Searching for a job during a pandemic; New blog honours Guys. County veterans who died in service during Second World War; New blog honours Guys. County veterans who died in service during Second World War – and more! Plus the return of Baking During the Pandemic and some true "Canadian Content" in the form of a feature on Schitt's Creek and Letterkenny from The Conversation. Be it calm or storm, stay informed with a little help from your Guysborough Journal!





Kay Chisholm marks 40 years with Marathon of Hope
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – Kay Chisholm has been running or walking for Terry Fox every September for four decades. The retired 76-year-old Public Health Nurse who lives in Havendale, just outside of the village of Guysborough, told The Journal this week that she was always inspired by Fox’s determination to do good for others, despite the pain he must have faced over the long miles on the road.

Guysborough man sentenced to eight years for sexual assault
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ANTIGONISH – A 52-year-old man from Guysborough, lately residing in Sydney, was sentenced to eight years by Justice Denise M. Boudreau in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Antigonish on August 28, 2020.

Real estate boom on Eastern Shore
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

EASTERN SHORE – “I never would have thought real estate would be booming during a pandemic, but I believe what is driving the market in this area is the fact people can work from home. They want to be out of the city – they want personal space – to grow a garden and want a slower pace of life in a rural setting,” explains Deanna Parks, Century 21 Realtor, about the increase in houses sold along the Shore in the past several months.

MODG election heating up with race in District 2
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – On the campaign trail you always hear the old saying, ‘your vote counts,’ or ‘one vote can make the difference’, but very few people actually think this is true. In the 2016 municipal election, one vote was all that stood between the two candidates running for the MODG District 2 seat, Sheila Pelly and Mary Desmond, with Pelly taking the win.

Back to school readiness: SRCE showcases Antigonish Education Centre
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ANTIGONISH – As the return to school drew near, the Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE) invited media to tour the Antigonish Education Centre (AEC) on Wednesday, September 2 to highlight for the public the steps they have taken to create a safe environment for students and staff during the pandemic.


War of words erupts at St. Mary’s council

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ST. MARY’S – In the pre-election push, when time is short and tempers can be even shorter, St. Mary’s Councillor Kaytland Smith and District Warden Michael Mosher treated colleagues and community spectators alike to a rare display of public pique last week.





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