Canso hospital
Community shares ideas for solving nursing crisis

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The people most impacted by the nighttime closure of Canso’s Eastern Memorial Hospital came out to help with solutions on Monday night. More than 100 people filled the Canso Lions Club for a “community conversation” hosted by the working group tasked with looking for solutions to the nursing shortage that resulted in a halt to hospital admissions and nighttime ER closure starting May 12.



Williams celebrates 90th birthday and looks back on career in Public Health
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Kaye Williams came to Guysborough as a newly minted Public Health Nurse in 1952. And she’s been here ever since. In that long stretch between now and then she saw changes in medicine reach our rural communities, including the first polio vaccine. She saw doctors come and go while one in particular stayed, and stayed and stayed. She started a family and raised four children; a working mom before that term gained recognition. And she watched families grow, providing a helpful hand and more along the way.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial expounds upon how Canso has a top-notch approach to community consultation, especially when it comes to a difficult topic like Eastern Memorial Hospital's nursing shortage. Murphy's Law discovers that sometimes the worst part about volunteer work ... is the (lack of) pay. Maritime Launch is getting a forward-looking thumbs-up from MLA Lloyd Hines and we've got the details. Alec Bruce's Bay Sighs column is back with another tale for your reading enjoyment. The Raptors are the 2019 NBA champs and we've got a special piece on them – thanks to The Conversation – though it's likely not what you might be expecting. Check out this week's edition or your Guysborough Journal for these stories and more.





MLS on track for first launch 2021
CEO says no major obstacles in approval conditions

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – Maritime Launch Services CEO Steve Matier says there are no deal breakers in the 14 pages of conditions in the Dept. of Environment’s approval of its Canso Spaceport Project released last week. The only real surprise, he told The Journal during an interview Monday, is the requirement to pay up to $100,000 annually for the province’s environmental monitoring of the project.

No quick fix

Community invited to discuss Canso hospital crisis
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – A ‘community conversation’ is planned for Monday evening, June 17, to get residents’ input on work to address the nursing shortage that has resulted in nighttime ER closures and a halt to admissions at Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso.

Canso spaceport gets environmental approval
MLS plans to meet all conditions

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – A planned rocket launch facility in the Canso area is much closer to reality now following the Dept. of Environment’s conditional approval Tuesday, June 4. The decision was based on the focus report submitted to the department by Maritime Launch Services (MLS) in March. The company plans to start construction this coming summer, with first launch in the last quarter of 2021.

Guysborough says goodbye to Dr. Anita Foley
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Dr. Anita Foley in Guysborough on Friday, May 31 both at St. Ann's Roman Catholic church and at the Chedabucto Performance Centre, where the service was live-streamed. Many others followed the proceedings from across the world via the internet.

Spring cleaning along the shore
118 bags of trash over a half kilometre

By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – The motto 'think globally, act locally' has been a catch phrase in the environmental movement for decades. And last weekend some Canso-area residents took that adage to heart by heading out to Durell's Island with garbage bags in hand and a big goal in mind: return their much loved beach area to pristine condition.

Canso hospital
Community shares ideas for solving nursing crisis

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The people most impacted by the nighttime closure of Canso’s Eastern Memorial Hospital came out to help with solutions on Monday night. More than 100 people filled the Canso Lions Club for a “community conversation” hosted by the working group tasked with looking for solutions to the nursing shortage that resulted in a halt to hospital admissions and nighttime ER closure starting May 12.





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