Bluenose, great weather make for memorable Regatta

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – A spirited parade, fabulous fireworks and special visit by the Bluenose II made Canso Regatta 2016 one to remember. The annual summer festival has been run by the Eastern Communities Youth Association (ECYA) for the past 15 years. General Manager Marie Lumsden has held the reins for the past seven years. In an interview with The Journal on Tuesday, she said the Bluenose reported more than 1000 visitors in eight hours, for a very successful day at the dock.



Charges laid by RCMP Child Exploitation Unit

PORT HAWKESBURY – The RCMP Provincial Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) has arrested and charged a Port Hawkesbury man following an online child exploitation investigation.

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Murphy's Law bids a long goodbye to the back-to-school ritual, fresh advice from your IT Guy, visiting an extraordinary garden in Hadleyville, and lots of photos from the Canso Regatta!





Council news

MODG welcomes glowing audit report
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH -- The audit is in and the news is good for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough. On Tuesday, August 9, representatives for the firm Grant Thornton presented the 2015/2016 financial statement to council. “You’re doing something right, that’s for sure. It is a very positive statement. It is not often that you see financial assets in a municipality. And to that degree, it is quite substantial,” said Grant Thornton representative Kim Livingston at the end of the presentation.

Monument to ‘church in the wildwood’
By Lois Ann Dort

MELFORD – There is a small clearing in the forest nestled close to the waters of the Strait of Canso in Melford, just off route 344. When you travel the short gravel path to the place where the Melford United Church once stood you can feel the peacefulness of the location, which led to the foundation of the church on that spot in the early 1900s. To this day, walking among the gravestones with familiar community names engraved upon them, it is certain that the deceased are resting in peace.

Armsworthy to reoffer for District 8
By Lois Ann Dort

CANSO – “I’m not taking no for an answer,” said Fin Armsworthy of his record on standing up for the people in his constituency. “Sometimes they put me in the penalty box but I get out.”


Bluenose, great weather make for memorable Regatta

By Helen Murphy

CANSO – A spirited parade, fabulous fireworks and special visit by the Bluenose II made Canso Regatta 2016 one to remember. The annual summer festival has been run by the Eastern Communities Youth Association (ECYA) for the past 15 years. General Manager Marie Lumsden has held the reins for the past seven years. In an interview with The Journal on Tuesday, she said the Bluenose reported more than 1000 visitors in eight hours, for a very successful day at the dock.



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