Council notes
MODG frustrated with EHS service

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – “One complaint is too many complaints,” when it comes to ambulance delays putting patients at risk, Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) Warden Vernon Pitts told media on Nov. 18, after the regular monthly meeting of council.



Songwriter pens new anthem to protest gold mine
By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ST. MARY’S – Pictou native and Canadian recording artist Dave Gunning has literally added his voice to a rising chorus of complaint against gold mining in the St. Mary’s River valley.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial discusses life in a post-Trump world while Murphy's Law learns that in addition to dog years – there's also dog hours, minutes and seconds (which they count with surprising accuracy). Additional headlines include: St. Mary’s to explore pension plan option for councillors; Avoid non-essential travel to HRM -- Province; Sherbrooke Village seeks local support for ACOA grant; ‘Well-being Hubs’ coming to nursing homes; Museum returns 1945 treasures to descendants of Joseph Howe – and more. Plus Gardening with Goutweed details some traditional medicines you might be able to find in your own garden and The Conversation offers up thoughts on how the pandemic could be affecting the mental health of university students. It's getting colder outside these days, so curl up inside with a warm cup of something and this week's edition of your Guysborough Journal!





Inquiry plans move to Port Hawkesbury
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Lawyers involved with the Desmond Inquiry have been told that hearings will resume on February 16, 2021, in Port Hawkesbury. To date all sessions have been held at the Municipal Building in Guysborough.

Housing boom in Antigonish
By Corey LeBlanc

‘For sale’ signs continue to be quickly covered with the word ‘sold,” as the housing market in the Antigonish area maintains a recent boon.

Banners honour Guysborough’s veterans
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – As time marches on, the soldiers who once marched for us in the First World War and Second World War become fewer and fewer. This year, there are only two Second World War veterans living in Guysborough. To ensure that their sacrifices, names and faces are never forgotten, a new initiative has begun in the village – hanging banners representing those who served in the world wars. This year, banners representing Gerald Fitzgerald and Roy Simpson can be seen on Main Street near the Broad Street intersection.

Remembrance Day 2020

Indigenous elder proud to have served
By Janice Christie, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – James Howe is a proud Indigenous man who, at 87, is the oldest living resident of the Sheet Harbour satellite reserve of the Millbrook Band.

Council notes
MODG frustrated with EHS service

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – “One complaint is too many complaints,” when it comes to ambulance delays putting patients at risk, Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) Warden Vernon Pitts told media on Nov. 18, after the regular monthly meeting of council.





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