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 – 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.
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!
GUYSBOROUGH – “We are precisely where we hoped to be.” That’s how Steve Matier, President of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) described progress on his company’s plans for a satellite launch facility in the Canso, Hazel Hill and Little Dover area during an interview with The Journal Monday.
GUYSBOROUGH – Recently, the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) proposed changes to the Province of Nova Scotia’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan.
GUYSBOROUGH – As plans for Black Point Quarry move closer to a final investment decision, project proponent Vulcan Materials was in our area recently for discussions with government departments and local community representatives.
Test drilling starts
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.
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.