Staffing cutbacks at local libraries cause concern
Guysborough change follows Open Library launch, Mulgrave closed til summer

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Over the Labour Day long weekend of 2019, Guysborough became home to an innovative Open Library pilot project at the Cyril Ward Memorial Library. The project, announced in an Eastern Counties Regional Libraries (ECRL) press release in July of 2018, offered extended access to the library during non-staffed hours for adult patrons with a library card.



Retirement interrupted: Larry’s River couple converts former convent into inn
By Helen Murphy

LARRY’S RIVER– For some, a retirement of rest and relaxation isn’t in the cards – and that’s by choice. This applies to Mary Delorey and Bob Weber of Larry’s River, who took on a huge challenge and entrepreneurial venture after ‘retiring’ from the regular workforce. But it’s something they didn’t plan on.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial takes a look at how the recently announced staff and service cutbacks to our local libraries will affect the community as a whole. We have a special Op-Ed on the menu this week as Chef Michael Smith discusses the importance of involving all five senses when it comes to sustenance for seniors. It's also a uniquely busy week for feature columns as we have a trio on-tap with Ray's Opinion, Bay Sighs and Gardening with Goutweed all in attendance. And don't miss all of our photo coverage from Remembrance Day services and ceremonies from around the area. This week's edition of your Guysborough Journal is ready and waiting.





Guysborough Memorial Hospital marks 70 years of service
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – On November 5, 1949 Guysborough marked a milestone in area history: the opening of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital on Belmont Hill, in the former summer home of Henry Marshall Tory, donated to the community for that purpose.

After 21 years

ECYA closes doors due to lack of funding
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – The Eastern Communities Youth Association will shut its doors for good on October 31; a great loss for the community of Canso and the youth that call it home.

MODG gets extension in building new compost facility
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – After only one bid came in to build a new compost facility for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough -- at a higher cost than council was comfortable with -- the municipality requested and has received at extension on the project to next year.


Staffing cutbacks at local libraries cause concern
Guysborough change follows Open Library launch, Mulgrave closed til summer

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Over the Labour Day long weekend of 2019, Guysborough became home to an innovative Open Library pilot project at the Cyril Ward Memorial Library. The project, announced in an Eastern Counties Regional Libraries (ECRL) press release in July of 2018, offered extended access to the library during non-staffed hours for adult patrons with a library card.





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