Minister defends education overhaul

By Lois Ann Dort

The province’s plan to implement the Glaze report — with major changes to the education system — has resulted in a furor of opposition from the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and other stakeholders. On Thursday, February 15 the Minster of Education and Early Childhood Development Zach Churchill spoke to The Journal about the province's plan and addressed concerns raised about the recommendations over the past week.



Old-growth clearcutting in Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is home to one of, if not the oldest, stand of old-growth forest in the province. In the Loon Lake area just outside the community of Guysborough stands a hardwood tree that is rumoured to be 600 years old, with a 18-foot circumference at its base.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial offers its two-cents on the topic of old-growth cutting and the need to protect these vanishing habitats. And speaking of growth, The Conversation is along with suggestions on how to cultivate something of a different nature: empathy, specifically in children. People of Perseverance continues its ongoing exploration of Acadian culture and we've got photos from the celebration of the 70 year history of the Sheet Harbour Lions and the Canso Flying Super Hero Skate. Get your copy of the Journal today and see what's going on in Guysborough County and the Eastern Shore.





Captain lost off Canso
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – On Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 8 p.m. the fishing vessel Fisherman's Provider II ran aground four kilometres off Canso on what is locally known as the Frying Pan Shoal. A local vessel, the Miss Lexi, rescued three of the crew -- Roy Campbell, Anthony Cooke and Brian Sinclair --on Tuesday night. The Captain of the stranded vessel, Roger Stoddard, chose to stay aboard the floundering ship, which is owned by Fisherman's Market based in Halifax.

Fanning closed due to leaks
By Lois Ann Dort

HAZEL HILL – On Monday morning heavy rainfall hit the Canso area after a recent snowfall, resulting in significant stress on the roof infrastructure of Fanning Education Centre / Canso Academy. Leaks began to appear in parts of the facility in the morning, resulting in large puddles on the floor in some areas by the time students arrived for classes at 8:30 a.m. The school board and school administration assessed the situation and decided to send all students home due to safety concerns at 11 a.m.

Mulgrave will ask province to end fracking ban
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Following the recent move by the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to ask the provincial government to end a ban on fracking and allow a pilot project in Nova Scotia, the Town of Mulgrave followed suit at its monthly meeting Monday evening, Feb. 5.


Minister defends education overhaul

By Lois Ann Dort

The province’s plan to implement the Glaze report — with major changes to the education system — has resulted in a furor of opposition from the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and other stakeholders. On Thursday, February 15 the Minster of Education and Early Childhood Development Zach Churchill spoke to The Journal about the province's plan and addressed concerns raised about the recommendations over the past week.



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