Rescue at sea: Helping hands come to aid of baby whale

By Lois Ann Dort

TOR BAY -- “A lady was exiting Tor Bay Branch Road and she flagged us down to use a cell phone,” Gourley Webber said of the incident that started a maritime adventure for he and his family last Friday, May 29 as they were driving near their cottage in the small community of Tor Bay in Guysborough County.



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Our editorial has some very blunt thoughts on US President Donald Trump in light of the social unrest taking place south of the border. Murphy's Law goes to the dogs once more ... now with 33 per-cent more dog! Additional headlines include: Vernon Pitts seeks re-election; Atlantic Gold goes solar; Residence and vehicle lost in fire; Authentic Seacoast expands product line to combat COVID-19; Homecoming: family returns to their roots and opens new business; Getting the lead out: Guysborough teen wins global illustration contest; New branding to promote Eastern Shore; Sheet Harbour Public Library innovates to serve public during pandemic; Chamber of Commerce hosts virtual town hall with MP Sean Fraser; Liscomb woman makes inroads to auto repair business – plus the latest from Ray's Opinion and Bay Sighs. Pick up a copy of your Guysborough Journal – it's a great way to stay connected to your community.





New marina coming to Country Harbour
MODG commits $350,000 plus $150,000 in-kind

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Recreational boaters will soon have more reasons to spend time in Country Harbour with a new marina slated to be built next to Salsman Provincial Park. At the May 20 regular council meeting of the District of Guysborough, council voted unanimously to provide $350,000 from the municipality’s Gas Tax Fund and another $150,000 in in-kind contributions to make the marina a reality. MODG will construct, own and maintain the marina.

Strange season: COVID-19 and rough weather impact lobster fishery
By Lois Ann Dort

The lobster season in the eastern end of Guysborough County (Lobster Fishing Areas 31A and 31B) has reached the midway mark of the eight-week season. With an uncertain start due to COVID-19 concerns, the season has been less than ideal with high winds and, as of last week, falling prices.

Performers stranded at sea for 63 days during pandemic
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – Sherrie Gold and Dan Goodsell, professionally known as 24 Karat, are in 14-day isolation in their home in Sheet Harbour after spending 63 days stranded at sea on a cruise ship off the coast of Sydney, Australia during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Municipal election to go ahead

Councillors question decision, ponder challenge of campaigning
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHERBROOKE – Running a municipal election campaign in the midst of a global pandemic will be “an experience,” “an adventure,” and even “weird,” according to some councillors from mainland Nova Scotia’s easternmost, rural ridings. What it won’t be is easy.

Tourism operators prepare for uncertain season
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – As summer approaches, tourism businesses and organizations are making plans for the unknown. With variables such as border crossing still up in the air, they’re mapping out the tourist season with more questions than answers.

Council approves $3 million for Sheet Harbour recreation centre
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – Despite some of the leanest times for public spending in recent memory, Halifax Regional Municipality has allocated $3 million from its hard-working capital budget for a new recreation centre in Sheet Harbour.


Rescue at sea: Helping hands come to aid of baby whale

By Lois Ann Dort

TOR BAY -- “A lady was exiting Tor Bay Branch Road and she flagged us down to use a cell phone,” Gourley Webber said of the incident that started a maritime adventure for he and his family last Friday, May 29 as they were driving near their cottage in the small community of Tor Bay in Guysborough County.



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