Canso Electric Utility could transfer to NSPI for $1
Application made to NSUARB

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough and Nova Scotia Power have applied to the N.S. Utilities and Review Board to transfer of the assets of the Canso Electric Light Utility from the municipality to NSP. The July 5 application says the sale for the nominal sum of $1 would be effective January 1, 2020.



Also in this edition...

Our editorial thinks it might be time to cool the jets on talks of using public money to fund the proposed Inverness airport. As promised last week, we've got the full list of award winners for the 2019 graduating class at Guysborough Academy. A tax hike is in the cards for Mulgrave and we've got the story. Summer is in full swing as the Guysborough Broadhorns take the field, talented actors take the stage at Festival Antigonish ... and one of the truest signs that warm weather has finally arrived: Port Shoreham's (in)famous Jimmy Pirrello returns to the pages of your Guysborough Journal with stories a-plenty. Don't miss all this and more – grab a copy today!





Shell deal gives Pieridae enough gas to start Goldboro LNG
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – The purchase of Shell Canada’s gas-production facilities in the Alberta Foothills for $190 million — combined with the earlier acquisition of Ikkuma Resources — will give Pieridae Energy enough supply for the first phase (Train 1) of its Goldboro LNG project.

Reviving rural volunteerism
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Volunteers are the heart of the community; that is a commonly touted phrase especially during Volunteer Week in April, but how often do we think about the recruitment of volunteers in rural areas? If you are a member of a volunteer organization, the answer is always.

Council notes

MODG pushes for tax incentive to attract health professionals
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – As Canso’s Eastern Memorial Hospital nears the seven-week mark of nighttime closure, MODG is bringing its argument for a tax credit for rural healthcare professionals to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. At its June 19 monthly meeting, council voted unanimously to ask the FCM to lobby the federal government to implement a tax credit, similar to the Northern Residents Deduction, for medical personnel working in the healthcare field in rural community hospitals and long-term care facilities. The proposal aims to help municipalities with a population of 5,000 or less by creating an incentive to attract medical professionals.

Shark Tale

Great white spotted off Tor Bay
By Lois Ann Dort

TOR BAY – Summer brings flocks of tourists from south of the border and for the most part we expect to see them arrive starting in June. But some visitors are less expected such as the recent sighting of a great white shark approximately half a mile offshore from Tor Bay Provincial Park in Guysborough County.

Sherbrooke community gathers for local book launch
By Marsha Barron

On Monday, June 17, 2019, inspirational author, Mandy Rudolph, was met with the same love and support in launching her new book, My Life Has Not Been Easy as she has received in her lengthy battle with leukemia and multiple strokes.


Canso Electric Utility could transfer to NSPI for $1
Application made to NSUARB

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough and Nova Scotia Power have applied to the N.S. Utilities and Review Board to transfer of the assets of the Canso Electric Light Utility from the municipality to NSP. The July 5 application says the sale for the nominal sum of $1 would be effective January 1, 2020.





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