1967 canoe adventure commemorated in Guysborough
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Fifty years ago, three young men from Guysborough applied to be part of the Nova Scotia team making a great canoe journey to celebrate Canada’s centennial. Gerry Jamieson, Shawn Hadley and Richard Gerrior traveled over 104 days from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to Montreal as part of Expo 67 celebrations. The historic Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant honoured the explorers and traders that traversed the country in its early days.

Working for you: Nova Scotia Works celebrates 1st year
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Last year the government of Nova Scotia amalgamated numerous employment service organizations to create a streamlined, one-stop shopping experience for job seekers and employers. The aptly named Nova Scotia Works is the new entity, comprised of formerly independent contracted offices across the province offering career services.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial focuses on the local celebration of the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant and those who made it possible – then and now. Murphy's Law deals with the herb garden going to the dogs, literally. We've also got coverage of events at Sherbrooke Village including the opening of their 'Step into 1867' program and the Indigenous Art Exhibit. Some great photos are there for the viewing with more images from the Canoe Pageant celebrations – plus Born with Seal Legs is along as well. People of Perseverance has another offering for your reading pleasure ... and much more in the week's edition!

Council news

St. Mary’s sees promising activity on derelict vessels
By Helen Murphy

SHERBROOKE – After raising concerns last month about derelict vessels tied up at the wharf in Marie Joseph , St. Mary’s council is pleased to see that an old crane at the site has been removed by the Dept. of Transportation and Infrastructure Development. The old equipment had to be taken apart in pieces to be loaded onto trucks for disposal, St. Mary’s CAO Marvin MacDonald told The Journal Tuesday.

MODG makes interim payments to CLC contractor
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – At the July 12 regular monthly meeting of council, MODG approved two progress payments for Marco Construction, the lead contractor for building the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex. The interim payments amounted to $1,050,000. Warden Vernon Pitts told The Journal that council is pleased with progress at the site so far. “It’s on budget and on schedule.”

Commercial Cable Building soon to be demolished
Rehabilitation Society decided on demolition in 2014

By Helen Murphy

HAZEL HILL – The decision to demolish the historic Commercial Cable Building in Hazel Hill was made three years ago, but the cost of doing so has been beyond the resources of the Commercial Cable Rehabilitation Society. Now ownership is transferring from the community group to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, which will contract the demolition.

Two months away

Lost Shores Gran Fondo enjoys strong early registration

GUYSBOROUGH – On Saturday, Sept. 9, hundreds of cyclists will head out on some of Guysborough County’s most beautiful cycling routes. Less than two months from now, they’ll converge in Guysborough for the 2017 Lost Shores Gran Fondo. And after pedalling through spectacular vistas, cheered on by local residents, they’ll enjoy cold beverages, BBQ ribs and live music back in Guysborough.

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