GUYSBOROUGH – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is home to one of, if not the oldest, stand of old-growth forest in the province. In the Loon Lake area just outside the community of Guysborough stands a hardwood tree that is rumoured to be 600 years old, with a 18-foot circumference at its base.
Our editorial offers its two-cents on the topic of old-growth cutting and the need to protect these vanishing habitats. And speaking of growth, The Conversation is along with suggestions on how to cultivate something of a different nature: empathy, specifically in children. People of Perseverance continues its ongoing exploration of Acadian culture and we've got photos from the celebration of the 70 year history of the Sheet Harbour Lions and the Canso Flying Super Hero Skate. Get your copy of the Journal today and see what's going on in Guysborough County and the Eastern Shore.
CANSO – On Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 8 p.m. the fishing vessel Fisherman's Provider II ran aground four kilometres off Canso on what is locally known as the Frying Pan Shoal. A local vessel, the Miss Lexi, rescued three of the crew -- Roy Campbell, Anthony Cooke and Brian Sinclair --on Tuesday night. The Captain of the stranded vessel, Roger Stoddard, chose to stay aboard the floundering ship, which is owned by Fisherman's Market based in Halifax.
GUYSBOROUGH – Anaconda Mining has received more good news from test drilling at its Goldboro property, where it hopes to establish a gold mining operation.
HAZEL HILL – On Monday morning heavy rainfall hit the Canso area after a recent snowfall, resulting in significant stress on the roof infrastructure of Fanning Education Centre / Canso Academy. Leaks began to appear in parts of the facility in the morning, resulting in large puddles on the floor in some areas by the time students arrived for classes at 8:30 a.m. The school board and school administration assessed the situation and decided to send all students home due to safety concerns at 11 a.m.
GUYSBOROUGH – Following the recent move by the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to ask the provincial government to end a ban on fracking and allow a pilot project in Nova Scotia, the Town of Mulgrave followed suit at its monthly meeting Monday evening, Feb. 5.
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