SHERBROOKE – Close to 100 people attended each of last week’s two public meetings in Sherbrooke on Atlantic Gold’s plans for an open pit gold mine at Cochrane Hill in the District of St. Mary’s. The meetings, hosted by the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, followed two earlier consultations for residents and property owners within a five-kilometre radius fo the proposed site, and bring the total attendance at the four consultations to nearly 300.
HALIFAX – Bear Head LNG announced Tuesday that it signed agreements with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Limited and Cape Breton Unions that support its commitments to ensuring local benefits and meaningful Mi’kmaq participation from its planned LNG project.
This week's editorial makes the case for Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner as the next Minister of Veterans Affairs while Murphy's Law throws caution to the wind and plays in the snow. Alec Bruce returns with another new column, now running bi-weekly under the freshly-minted moniker of "Bay Sighs..." The Conversation looks at heart attacks from a female perspective, medically speaking and we're back to our regular schedule for community news — with updates from the Charlo's Cove and Goshen / Country Harbour areas this time around. Find out what else is up in your community by grabbing a copy of your Guysborough Journal.
SHERBROOKE – At it’s regular monthly meeting Monday evening, St. Mary’s council agreed to proceed with repairs to the basement of the Sherbrooke Library. Warden Michael Mosher told The Journal there are some issues with insulation in the basement that the municipality wants to address. The cost estimate for the repairs is $5000 - $6000. This follows other upgrades the municipality has done at the library over the past few years, including a new roof last year, new windows and siding.
The People’s Photo Album
ANTIGONISH – A new book, The People’s Photo Album, is a tribute to the Extension Department of St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) on its 90th anniversary. “The People” in this case are the individuals, families and organizations from around the world who are connected to the Antigonish Movement and opened up their albums and scrapbooks and shared with Harp Publishing their collections from Facebook, Flickr and Instagram. “The photos came with stories of struggle and triumph, charting the legacy of social justice,” says the publisher.
Tourism strategy workshop
No, it's not the Wizard of Oz or an alphabet soup convention but a chance to enrich your tourism IQ and contribute to Guysborough County's future. On February 26, Guysborough will play host to the third tourism strategy workshop with the senior management team from Tourism Nova Scotia (TNS) and representatives from the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) in attendance.
SHERBROOKE – Following two recent meetings with owners of property in close proximity to the proposed Cochrane Hill Gold Project, the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s has scheduled two public meetings to help it decide whether to take a position for or against the Atlantic Gold mine.
GUYSBOROUGH – On Monday, Feb. 4, Pieridae Energy announced that the benefits agreement it had negotiated with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs for the Goldboro LNG project has been ratified.
MULGRAVE – The Town of Mulgrave has finalized its purchase of the property that has long been used for the community’s tennis court. The land was purchased from the Diocese of Antigonish.