Immigration battle finally over for Inferrera

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – It has been a very long time coming but after eight years of paper work, legal wrangling, living under threat of deportation, and a distraught trip across the Canadian-U.S. border in November of 2012, Nancy Inferrera –a 79-year-old U.S. citizen--is finally free to live out the rest of her days in Guysborough with her long-time friend Mildred Sanford (aged 89).



Residents weigh in on Cochrane Gold at public meetings
Nearly 200 attend most recent consultations

By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – Close to 100 people attended each of last week’s two public meetings in Sherbrooke on Atlantic Gold’s plans for an open pit gold mine at Cochrane Hill in the District of St. Mary’s. The meetings, hosted by the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, followed two earlier consultations for residents and property owners within a five-kilometre radius fo the proposed site, and bring the total attendance at the four consultations to nearly 300.

Bear Head LNG signs agreements with unions and Mi'kmaq Chiefs

HALIFAX – Bear Head LNG announced Tuesday that it signed agreements with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Limited and Cape Breton Unions that support its commitments to ensuring local benefits and meaningful Mi’kmaq participation from its planned LNG project.

Also in this edition...

This week's editorial makes the case for Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner as the next Minister of Veterans Affairs while Murphy's Law throws caution to the wind and plays in the snow. Alec Bruce returns with another new column, now running bi-weekly under the freshly-minted moniker of "Bay Sighs..." The Conversation looks at heart attacks from a female perspective, medically speaking and we're back to our regular schedule for community news — with updates from the Charlo's Cove and Goshen / Country Harbour areas this time around. Find out what else is up in your community by grabbing a copy of your Guysborough Journal.





Council notes

St. Mary’s continues with library upgrades
By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – At it’s regular monthly meeting Monday evening, St. Mary’s council agreed to proceed with repairs to the basement of the Sherbrooke Library. Warden Michael Mosher told The Journal there are some issues with insulation in the basement that the municipality wants to address. The cost estimate for the repairs is $5000 - $6000. This follows other upgrades the municipality has done at the library over the past few years, including a new roof last year, new windows and siding.

The People’s Photo Album

New pictorial genealogy of the Antigonish movement launched

ANTIGONISH – A new book, The People’s Photo Album, is a tribute to the Extension Department of St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) on its 90th anniversary. “The People” in this case are the individuals, families and organizations from around the world who are connected to the Antigonish Movement and opened up their albums and scrapbooks and shared with Harp Publishing their collections from Facebook, Flickr and Instagram. “The photos came with stories of struggle and triumph, charting the legacy of social justice,” says the publisher.

Tourism strategy workshop

It's TIANS and WITAP and RICHES, oh my!

No, it's not the Wizard of Oz or an alphabet soup convention but a chance to enrich your tourism IQ and contribute to Guysborough County's future. On February 26, Guysborough will play host to the third tourism strategy workshop with the senior management team from Tourism Nova Scotia (TNS) and representatives from the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) in attendance.

Public meetings to help inform St. Mary’s decision on Cochrane Gold
By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – Following two recent meetings with owners of property in close proximity to the proposed Cochrane Hill Gold Project, the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s has scheduled two public meetings to help it decide whether to take a position for or against the Atlantic Gold mine.


Immigration battle finally over for Inferrera

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – It has been a very long time coming but after eight years of paper work, legal wrangling, living under threat of deportation, and a distraught trip across the Canadian-U.S. border in November of 2012, Nancy Inferrera –a 79-year-old U.S. citizen--is finally free to live out the rest of her days in Guysborough with her long-time friend Mildred Sanford (aged 89).





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