Op-Ed: MLS responds to meeting on Canso Spaceport
By By Steve Matier, Maritime Launch Services

As some of you may be aware, there was a recent meeting in the area to discuss the proposed Canso Spaceport. Unfortunately, the meeting spread a great deal of misinformation that I’m hoping to correct.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial veers off the political path, taking instead a moment to discuss the importance of remembrance. Murphy's Law realizes that the convenience of modern technology often comes at the price of personal privacy. Guysborough is no stranger to baseball – be it for enjoyment of the game or as the place many a talented player calls home – and we've got the scoop on one such resident, Vanessa Dort, who recently took her skills all the way to Chicago and the National Girls Baseball Tournament. Plus don't miss Born with Sea Legs' return to our pages, an update on Pieridae's Goldboro LNG project, The Conversation shining some light on the uncomfortably close relationship between Health Canada and the pharmaceutical industry – and even more in this edition of your Guysborough Journal.

Concerns about Canso Spaceport shared at community meeting
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – Canso area residents had an opportunity to hear panelists from different areas of expertise express concerns about the planned Canso Spaceport project on Thursday, Aug. 1 -- and share their own concerns about the project.

New site to commemorate Savalette meeting Champlain
Place Savalette to be opened

By Helen Murphy

PORT FELIX – Community leaders in the Acadian communities of Larry's River, Port Felix and Charlos Cove have always celebrated -- and researched -- their storied past. A commitment to uncovering and sharing their centuries-old story led to a major project to correct an historical error, and properly commemorate a most historic encounter on their shores -- a meeting among Samuel de Champlain, Basque Captain Savalette and local Mi'kmaw in 1607.

Artist-in-Residence hosts monoprint workshop
By Lois Ann Dort

PORT BICKERTON – A simple child’s pallet of watercolours was set on the table along with a rectangular sheet of plexiglass, two paintbrushes and some paper towel. That along with imagination was the only supplies necessary for the monoprint workshop held at the Port Bickerton Community Centre on August 3. That and the quiet yet skillful instruction of this year’s Artist-in-Residence at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Cecil Day.

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