SHERBROOKE – Local residents had an opportunity to share their ideas for a new streetscape plan for Sherbrooke during a workshop on Feb. 25, and a “pop-up workshop” at the municipal offices. The municipality is also hoping to engage higher-grade students at St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy in the planning process after they return from March Break.
CANSO – Maritime Launch Services (MLS) held an open house at the Canso Firehall on Thursday, March 14 to update residents on its Canso Spaceport project and answer questions. MLS CEO Steve Matier provided information on Spaceport progress, along with several partners who were available to discuss specific aspects of the project.
Spring is officially here and our editorial starts the season off by focusing on a topic close to home — the veritable bevy of major industrial projects planned for Guysborough County. Murphy's Law discovers that when you're traveling to warmer destinations at this time of year, the one thing you may not get a spring break from is the people on spring break. We've got a report from the Straight Area Chamber of Commerce’s recently held State of the Strait event as well as news on the upcoming seasonal opening of the newly renovated Days Gone By Bakery. There's also a local concert / musical performance review and even more curling coverage ... plus yet another Guysborough athlete helps propel their team to success — find out who and how in this week's edition of your Guysborough Journal!
GUYSBOROUGH – Anaconda Mining Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into a $5 million term loan from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to help finance its work on the Goldboro Gold Project. The loan will give Anaconda “enhanced financial flexibility and allow it to complete all pre-construction activity at its 100 per cent-owned Goldboro Gold Project..without further equity financing,” the company said in a news release.
SHEET HARBOUR – To celebrate local women in honour of International Women's Day, the Board members of Lea Place have developed an award named 'The Lea Place Women's Resource Centre Founding Mothers Award', to honour the women, who over three decades ago, developed the organization that has grown and developed into Lea Place Women's Resource Centre. The first annual award was presented to Alana Gammon in recognition of her volunteerism and commitment to her community at an event held at the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Clubhouse on Saturday, March 9.
CAPE BRETON – Students of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Strait Area Campus will be mingling with local industry experts and NSCC alumni on March 14. Co-hosted by the Cape Breton Partnership’s Connector Program and the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) Connector Program, the ‘Strong Networks / Strong Communities’ Networking Event is exclusive to the Campus’ Social Services and Behavioral Intervention programs.
GUYSBOROUGH – Guysborough-area tourism operators gathered at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex on Feb. 26 for the third in a series of workshops by the new local Tourism Strategy Committee.
GUYSBOROUGH – Pieridae Energy announced Feb. 28 that it has raised $17.9 million for operating costs from its recent private placement of common shares.