Rocket launch plans in “ramp up” mode as Ukrainian engineers visit

By Helen Murphy

DARTMOUTH – A “major ramp up” of plans to build a rocket launch site in the Canso/Hazel Hill/Little Dover area is now underway, Maritime Launch Services President Steve Matier said at a meeting to start the facility design process on Monday in Dartmouth. A team of rocket engineers from Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye State Design Office joined representatives of Lindsay Construction and other project consultants for two days of design meetings.



Also in this edition...

Our Editorial has its head in the clouds and eyes on the stars after spending some time with Maritime Launch Services, who are planning to break ground on their launch pad project as early as May on next year. Murphy's Law is gearing up for the big day ... no, not THAT big day, but rather the big "five-oh" birthday – and the 'surprises' are already rolling in (like it or not). We've got a new Artist Profile for you to enjoy this week, plus news on next year's Gran Fondo. Health Bite has a suggestion for some holiday appetizers, there's an extra helping of community news this week and plenty of photos of holiday events and happenings from around the area. Pick up your copy today and start the countdown to Christmas!





MLS bringing Ukraine crew to spaceport site
Final open house Dec. 14 in Little Dover

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Plans for development of a rocket launch site in the Canso/Hazel Hill/Little Dover area are proceeding quickly. Maritime Launch Services CEO Steve Matier will be in the Canso area and Dartmouth next week for a series of events, meetings and activities to help move the project forward and share information with local residents.

Guysborough’s Shop Local campaign underway

On December 1, brightly coloured boxes appeared in many local Guysborough retailers heralding the start of another Guysborough and Area Board of Trade Shop Local campaign.

Local activists get results on roadwork
By Lois Ann Dort

On some rural roads around the province, one might think about applying for danger pay for travelling on them. While many locals complain bitterly about the state of secondary roads, some have found a path that leads to progress and better roads for all.

St. Mary’s creates Youth Advisory Committee

SHERBROOKE – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is celebrating Municipal Awareness Week by announcing the creation of a new Youth Advisory Committee. The Committee will be made up of youth ages 13-18 in its inception year who will provide feedback to Municipal Councillors on issues of the day. In its pilot year, the Youth Advisory Committee will be made up of members of the St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy Student Council along with class representatives from Grades eight to 12.


Rocket launch plans in “ramp up” mode as Ukrainian engineers visit

By Helen Murphy

DARTMOUTH – A “major ramp up” of plans to build a rocket launch site in the Canso/Hazel Hill/Little Dover area is now underway, Maritime Launch Services President Steve Matier said at a meeting to start the facility design process on Monday in Dartmouth. A team of rocket engineers from Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye State Design Office joined representatives of Lindsay Construction and other project consultants for two days of design meetings.



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