Melford plans to clear site when ground freezes
Project well positioned compared to Halifax, Sydney -- Mann

By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – The planned site for the Melford International Terminal project will be cleared as soon as the ground freezes, Richie Mann, the company's vice president marketing, told The Journal Tuesday. The company intended to clear land along the Strait of Canso in MODG, with Port Hawkesbury Paper contracted for the work, when the birding season was done, but Mann said it makes sense now to wait until the ground freezes.

Blair George honoured for 30 years on council
By Katherine Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Blair George, councillor for district four in the Municipality of Guysborough, was honoured last week at the annual conference of the N.S. Federation of Municipalities for his 30 years of service to local government.

Also in this edition...

The environmental safeguards stressed by St. Mary's for the proposed Cochrane Hill Gold Mine are just one instance that shows the municipality's understanding of the need for balance between economic development and protecting natural resources – our editorial elaborates on that wisdom this week. Murphy's Law comes to understand the phrase 'sick as a dog' on a literal level while playing nurse to an under-the-weather canine. We've got the full story on the grand opening of The Maples, Antigonish's new supportive living facility. Additional coverage of local Remembrance Day services plus a follow-up from Gerry Madigan to his recently offered "They that go down to the sea in ships" are featured this week. It's getting cold out these days, so why not bundle up under a warm blanket and dig into your copy of the Guysborough Journal.

Council notes

Mulgrave to search for new CAO
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – The Town of Mulgrave will be advertising for a new CAO soon, with Jim Davison stepping down from the role at the end of Dec.

MODG, partners discuss preparations for Goldboro LNG
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – “I think we’re well ahead of the ball when it comes to planning.” That's how Warden Vernon Pitts of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough describes the municipality's preparations for industrial development in our area -- in particular the planned Goldboro LNG project.

Lincolnville home destroyed by fire
By Lois Ann Dort

LINCOLNVILLE – On the evening of Thursday, October 25 a house fire was reported in Lincolnville. The Tracadie and District Volunteer Fire Department answered the call and arrived at the home of Wilfred "Wolf" and Ardella Desmond. The home was seriously damaged but all occupants of the residence escaped without harm.

SHOPS Grand Opening in Sherbrooke
By Rob Wolf

SHERBROOKE – The Sherbrooke Opportunities Society (SHOPS) held its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 27 at their bright new workshop in the community wing of St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy. Dignitaries from all three levels of government, as well as SHOPS Manager and Facilitator Lyndsay Keefe, the SHOPS Executive Board, including Chair and emcee Keith Gallant, Vice-Chair Lynda Clarke, Treasurer Helen Gallant and Secretary Lisa MacDonald were joined by a standing-room-only crowd of community members in celebrating the opening of the facility – which was eight years in the making.

Pieridae eligible for additional $1.5 billion loan guarantee from German government
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Pieridae Energy welcomed news this week that the company’s request for access to $1.5 billion more in loan guarantees from the German government for its Goldboro LNG project has been approved. Confirmation of Pieridae’s eligibility for the guarantee satisfies a “critical condition” for the company’s acquisition of Ikkuma Resources, an Alberta gas producer, Pieridae said in a news release Monday, Oct. 29. It also “marks an important milestone” in reaching a final investment decision for the $10 billion project.

Government should support emerging space industry, including Canso Spaceport – MacKay
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Peter MacKay, former MP for Central Nova and federal cabinet minister, has been out of elected politics for three years now, but he has taken a keen interest in the plan for a new industry in an area he used to represent, in the former riding of Pictou-Antigonish-Guysborough. In an interview with The Journal last week, MacKay said he had an opportunity to meet with the proponents of the Canso Spaceport in advance of their recent presentation before Parliament’s Finance Committee, and sees many reasons for government to get behind this and other aspects of an emerging space industry in Canada.

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