Sobey family protects land on St. Mary’s River NSNT conservation legacy grows

SHERBROOKE – At a special public celebration in Sherbrooke on Saturday, David and Faye Sobey entrusted their 30-acre property on the St. Mary’s River to the care of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. The property provides critical habitat for several endangered species but is also steeped in memories for the Sobey family who have been visiting this part of the river for over 80 years.



Canso hosts 41st Provincial Seamen’s Memorial Service

CANSO – The Seamen’s Memorial in Canso is the host site for the Annual Provincial Seamen’s Service held on the second Sunday in August which is Seamen’s Memorial Day in Nova Scotia. The Seamen’s Memorial Day Act was promoted by former Mayor of Canso Ray White and the Canso Lions Club and was proclaimed in 1989.

After six years, new contract should get Mulgrave water plant operational
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – At its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 8, town council awarded a tender for booster pumps at its new water treatment plant to L & R Construction Ltd. of Stewiacke, at a cost of $114,875. This project, plus some valve work by the same company, is expected to finally get the plant up and running. The new facility was expected to come into operation in 2011, but has been plagued with problems.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial ponders if it's time for the USA to dump Trump and Murphy's Law learns a lesson or two on perseverance from the Irish. Gerry Madigan's End of the Idyllic Summer of ‘39 concludes and we've got additional photo coverage of the recent Provincial Seamen's Memorial Service. Born with Sea Legs offers up another nautical vista and don't forget about our community news columnists, the From the Cruiser report and more in this week's Journal.





Bell outage puts RCMP on the move
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The Guysborough detachment of the RCMP set up an impromptu office at Robin’s Donuts and Cook’s Gas Bar on Friday, August 4 when they discovered their cell phones and office landline were out of service due to a Bell Aliant infrastructure failure. Fraser Cook, proprietor of the donut shop/gas bar, spoke to The Journal on Tuesday about the incident.

Tall ship arrives in Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Just as the citizens of Guysborough sat down to catch their collective breath after a whirlwind of Come Home Week activities, news of tall ships brought everyone to the Guysborough Waterfront on Wednesday, August 2 to see the majestic Mist of Avalon.

Officer springs into action while on vacation
Canso officer stops car with drunk driver at wheel

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – Burns Anderson was in the right place at the right time last Tuesday, Aug. 1, and his quick actions may have averted a tragedy. Burns and his wife were on vacation and arrived at White Point Lodge in Queen’s County a little too early to check in, he told The Journal Sunday. They decided to go to Liverpool for lunch but didn’t get far from the resort when they encountered a car driving erratically coming toward them.

43rd Annual Billy Kennedy Memorial Fastball Tournament

Emotional win for Guysborough Broadhorns
Softball community pays tribute to Wayne Avery; son Cory secures victory

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Current and former athletes who played ball with or were coached by the late Wayne Avery gathered at the Drysdale Ballfield in Guysborough Sunday to pay tribute to him as a driving force behind the development of fastball -- and many athletes -- in Guysborough County. The tribute, led by Paul Long of the Guysborough Amateur Athletic Assoc., took place between the semi-final and final championship of the 43rd Annual Billy Kennedy Memorial Fastball Tournament, a popular part of Guysborough Come Home Week.

Cause of Guysborough house fire officially deemed undetermined
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Early on Thursday morning a stately old home in the community of Guysborough was destroyed by fire. At 1:45 a.m. the call went out to four fire departments in the area to respond to a house fire on the corner of Pleasant and Main Street.


Sobey family protects land on St. Mary’s River NSNT conservation legacy grows

SHERBROOKE – At a special public celebration in Sherbrooke on Saturday, David and Faye Sobey entrusted their 30-acre property on the St. Mary’s River to the care of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. The property provides critical habitat for several endangered species but is also steeped in memories for the Sobey family who have been visiting this part of the river for over 80 years.



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