Spaceport EA decision expected by Aug. 23

By Helen Murphy

GOLDBORO – Maritime Launch Services CEO Steve Matier calls last week's filing of the environmental assessment for the Canso Spaceport "our most important milestone to date."



Squid die-off part of natural life cycle
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Last Wednesday a curious and troubling sight was seen along the shores of Chedabucto Bay near the communities of Guysborough and Boylston; dead squid.

MODG's dog bylaw to be revised
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – A Canso family and their supporters were prepared to dig in for a long battle with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to be able to keep their beloved family pet, a dog named Chico, but in the end a fight wasn't necessary. Council voted to send its dog bylaw to staff for review and recommendations for changes at its committee of the whole meeting on July 4.

Also in this edition...

The potential calling of an early federal election – the reasons for and the difficulties involved – is what's on the mind of our editorial. The Loft Gallery opened this past week in Guysborough and we've got the full story for you. People of Perseverance finishes up its textual tour of locales in the area rich in Acadian culture and history by stopping off in Lundy. We've got Canada Day photos from events in Sheet Harbour and community news from Goshen, Charlos Cove ... and Port Shoreham – that's right, Jimmy P. is back in town for the summer! So pick up a copy of YOUR community newspaper and start reading.





MODG to start collecting methane from landfill
Potential future uses include power-generation

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – The time is right for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to start collecting methane gas from its regional landfill site, says CAO Barry Carroll. At its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 20, council awarded a tender to Zutphen Contractors Inc. in the amount of $4,397,090 for a cell cap and landfill gas collection project at MODG's waste management facility.

Maria MacDonald wins prestigious Wessex Scholarship

The Wessex Scholarship is presented annually to commemorate the visit by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to the IWK Health Centre in November 2015. A $5,000 award, this scholarship recognizes the important role community service has played in supporting the IWK in providing exceptional care. The Wessex Scholarship is awarded to a deserving individual each June by the IWK Board of Directors and the IWK Foundation Board of Trustees.

New cultural institute gets provincial funding

Sherbrooke Village, under the leadership of Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Flemming, is currently in the planning stages to bring a new project to the Eastern Shore; the Rural Institute for Cultural Heritage and Environmental Sustainability (RICHES). Last week, the project received funding from the provincial Culture Innovation Fund. The Honourable Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, attended a dinner in Sherbrooke to announce the province's $68,500 investment in the project.


Spaceport EA decision expected by Aug. 23

By Helen Murphy

GOLDBORO – Maritime Launch Services CEO Steve Matier calls last week's filing of the environmental assessment for the Canso Spaceport "our most important milestone to date."



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