SHERBROOKE – Sherbrooke Village staff, local residents and supporters of the living museum are thankful this week that the impact of Hurricane Dorian to the historical buildings and trees was kept to a minimum.
It's a post-Dorian publication with our editorial and Murphy's Law both focusing on the storm and how we react – before and after – as individuals, friends, neighbours and human beings in general. We have a duo of letters concerning the controversial Canso Spaceport Project, a good-news update on a weekend search for a local missing child, plus stories about the current Sherbrooke Village Artist in Residence and the upcoming Lost Shores Thunder Rally. The wind and rain have let up, but news never stops – so grab a copy of the Guysborough Journal and see what's going in your community and beyond.
Canso Spaceport update
CANSO – Maritime Launch Services hopes to select a design team for site layout and construction planning for the Canso Spaceport Project in the next couple of weeks. The company issued a request for proposals for the work in June and is currently reviewing submissions.
NEW HARBOUR – Wayne Gillie has had a lot of restless nights this summer. The initial cause was an undiagnosed heart condition; the current source of his wakefulness is poor cellular service in his rural community of New Harbour, Guysborough County. One directly impacts the other; so much so that inadequate cell service could be a matter of life and death for Gillie.
GUYSBOROUGH – Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd. announced Tuesday its acquisition of 44 acres of undeveloped waterfront land adjoining its showcase distillery & brewery in Guysborough. “This investment further demonstrates its longstanding commitment to Guysborough and to Nova Scotia,” the company said in a release.
ST. MARY’S — Some people walk or run for charity. Some cycle to fundraise. Jeff Burns of St. Mary’s River went a step further in terms of the physical challenge when he decided to swim the Northumberland Strait to raise money for a deserving children’s charity.
GUYSBOROUGH – The three levels of government announced funding for a new compost facility for MODG and wastewater treatment facility for Mulgrave at a press conference at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex in Guysborough on Aug. 23.
GUYSBOROUGH – On Friday, August 23 two summer residents of Port Shoreham swam 8.5km across the Chedabucto Bay from Halfway Cove to Port Shoreham Provincial Park. It isn’t known if this is a first; some local residents report they haven't heard of anyone who has completed the journey across the bay.