Guysborough ER closure
Sign of things to come?

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Last Friday the emergency room at Guysborough Memorial Hospital was closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. An announcement about the closure was made on Thursday much to the surprise and consternation of the community that the hospital serves. Dependable ER service has always been a point of pride and relief in the catchment area of the local hospital, while other hospitals across the province are faced with doctor shortages that cause temporary or permanent ER closures. This recent closure indicates that Guysborough is no longer immune to the problem of staffing shortages in Nova Scotia’s emergency rooms.



Central leaving Guysborough
A disappointment to local customers

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – On December 31, 2016 Central Building Supplies officially changed ownership from the entrepreneurial hands of Steve Smith of Antigonish to the Kent Building Supplies chain, owned by J.D. Irving Ltd. of New Brunswick. This past week, word spread around Guysborough that the Central location that serves the area would be closing in the near future; staff had been given notice.

Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas
Rings in the season

SHERBROOKE – Lights, hot chocolate, action—and a whole lot more are in store for visitors who gather for the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas this year. The annual celebration of rural Nova Scotia Christmas traditions will be held for two weekends; November 24 to 26 and December 2 and 3. Activities will include caroling, festive dining, craft workshops, craft market, house tours, concerts, and ecumenical service. And, as always, Christmas is a magical time for children, and the Village will host a variety of children’s crafts, activities, entertainments and visits from Santa.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial continues the discussion started on the front page this week as it pertains to the recent and unexpected temporary closure of the ER at Guysborough Memorial. It's a potential kitchen war for Murphy's Law but an olive branch is extended ... along with a side dish of meat. We've got photos from the recent Victorian Tea held at the Country Harbour Gun Club and from the Winding River Op’ry Show in Sherbrooke. People of Perseverance continues, and don't forget your community news, Born with Sea Legs, plenty of holiday events in the Community Calendar and more!





Opinion

Time to revisit approach to protected lands
By Warden Vernon Pitts on behalf of the Guysborough Municipal Council

GUYSBOROUGH – Recently, the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) proposed changes to the Province of Nova Scotia’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan.

Test drilling starts

Anaconda gets promising results from Goldboro drilling
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Prospects for the development of Anaconda Mining’s Goldboro property look more promising this week with the announcement of a new 6,000-metre diamond drill program and completion of the the first drill hole.

Illegal dumping: put trash in its place
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Compliance Officer for Eastern Region Solid Waste Management Kevin O’Handley is constantly on the look out for illegal dump sites. Unfortunately, he doesn’t usually have to look very hard or far before he finds bags of garbage, broken appliances and hazardous waste deposited on isolated stretches of road throughout Guysborough County. Some of it dumped less than 10 kms from the Waste Management Facility on Highway 16, which accepts all of the above items for free and provides correct disposal.


Guysborough ER closure
Sign of things to come?

By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Last Friday the emergency room at Guysborough Memorial Hospital was closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. An announcement about the closure was made on Thursday much to the surprise and consternation of the community that the hospital serves. Dependable ER service has always been a point of pride and relief in the catchment area of the local hospital, while other hospitals across the province are faced with doctor shortages that cause temporary or permanent ER closures. This recent closure indicates that Guysborough is no longer immune to the problem of staffing shortages in Nova Scotia’s emergency rooms.



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