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Our editorial discusses the importance of investment in recreation when it comes to community growth. Murphy's Law learns the hard way that when take-out requires delivery, fast food becomes a waiting game. Additional headlines include: Rodgers Bar Society hearing concludes; Court sets trial date for Kevin Craig Hart; David Boyd running for HRM District 2 councillor; Artist-in-Residence program moves forward despite COVID-19; Building a sweet, new life in sour COVID times; LEA Place executive director recognized for leadership in helping women – and more! Plus a pair of guest articles by Local Journalism Reporters from the Cape Breton Post and Chronicle Herald, a "Pence"-ive feature on the use of flies in art from The Conversation and plenty of photos of people and events in and around the area. Stay in touch with your community, with some help from your Guysborough Journal.

Goldboro LNG gains momentum
Plans for ‘workforce lodge’ announced

By Corey Leblanc

GUYSBOROUGH – Marcus McLaren planned to make a trip home to Guysborough County this fall. But because of the ongoing health restrictions related to dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic – particularly the two-week self-isolation requirement upon returning to his home province – he has decided deer hunting with his younger brothers will not happen this year.

Liscombe Lodge starts $2-million makeover
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

LISCOMB – The likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers might never darken its doorstep, but that’s not stopping one of Nova Scotia’s iconic country resorts from putting on the ritz.

There’s something in the water: OCEARCH on the lookout for white sharks off Canso
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

CANSO – In June of 2019 The Journal reported on white shark sightings near the shores of Tor Bay Provincial Park. While many were surprised to learn the world-renowned predator was cruising near one of the most popular local beaches, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans told The Journal that the sighting, while unusual, wasn’t unprecedented; white sharks have been reported in Nova Scotian waters since the 1800s.

Canso Seafoods set to expand
Challenge finding staff

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

CANSO – Construction is almost complete on a 35x80-foot addition to the Canso Seafoods plant, a branch of Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd., in Canso. Allan MacLean, senior operations manager for Louisbourg Seafoods told The Journal last week that the company is now in the process of creating the interior design and ordering equipment. New space, new equipment and a commitment to running the plant for years to come is welcomed as good news for the community.

Surging seas threaten crucial road in St. Mary’s
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

PORT HILFORD – For years, each morning, when they peered through their front window to cherish what was left of the beach where they first met in 1969, Rob and Kim McGrail wondered how long before they saw it finally vanish into the sea forever. Today, in the aftermath of Hurricane Teddy, the question is more urgent than ever.

Marine Drive Academy opens new facility during pandemic
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – There are 255 students registered at the brand-new Marine Drive Academy (MDA) in Sheet Harbour, from Pre-Primary to Grade 12. The school construction and finishing touches were put into high gear to welcome students and staff on time in September – despite an on-going global pandemic.

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