Simmons stands for NDP in Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie

By Lois Ann Dort

“I am deeply concerned about the way the other two major parties have undermined the very foundations of this province,” said NDP candidate for the Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie riding Marney Simmons when asked why she decided to throw her hat into the ring this election season.



Pieridae gains financing options with merger
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Joining forces with a Quebec oil and gas exploration firm will give Pieridae Energy more financial options as it advances toward a final investment decision for the Goldboro LNG project. Pieridae announced Monday that it plans a reverse takeover of Petrolia Inc., allowing the amalgamated company to tap into public markets as a “fully integrated energy company, from upstream production to the sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG).”

Council news

Green Fund supports community projects
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – At last Wednesday’s regular monthly council meeting, 19 green community projects were funded through proceeds of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s Green Fund. These monies are generated through a 20-cent per tonne levy at MODG’s waste management facility. Projects ranged from flower beds to fish stocking and waste containers.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial discusses whether or not it might be time for the United States to pull the plug on Trumpmania while Murphy's Law is just thankful for running water ... and maybe a little bit of lobster. Get the full story on a local woman's journey to France to attend the 100th anniversary commemoration of the battle of Vimy Ridge. People of Perseverance continues on its own journey through the Acadian history of Tor Bay and Health Bite stops in with a frozen treat – just in time for the sun to return this weekend. All that and more in this week's Journal!





Wolf carries banner for PCs
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – The standard political pedigree in Nova Scotia often includes a background in law or medicine, but that has been changing in recent years and Rob Wolf is a prime example. This teacher and high school guidance councillor has parleyed his desire to work for the public good into the political arena, as the PC candidate for the Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie riding in the upcoming provincial election on May 30. The Journal met with Wolf in Guysborough last week to discuss his campaign.

PC Leader Baillie puts infrastructure renewal at top of agenda
By Lois Ann Dort

The 2017 provincial election is PC Leader Jamie Baillie’s second run as party leader vying for the top job as provincial premier. The Journal spoke to him last week about the party platform and what the PC Party promises to bring to rural Nova Scotia if elected to govern at the end of May.

Youth faces charges after near-miss at race

LITTLE DOVER – During the Lobster Run road race on May 7, runners were proceeding around a curve on Dover Rd. when a car, coming from behind, attempted to pass a fire truck which was positioned at the end of the race. A pickup truck was proceeding slowly past the runners in the opposite direction, and the car struck it head on. The car lost control, came very close to hitting one of the runners, then struck the pickup truck. The collision occurred just before 10 a.m.

Hines seeks second term in Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Lloyd Hines is a household name in Guysborough County. With over 30 years in political life, there is little surprise that he has chosen once again to throw his hat in the ring for this, his 13th election run. Hines sat as councillor and warden in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough and was first elected as provincial MLA in October 2013. The Journal spoke with him at the official opening of his election headquarters in Guysborough on Monday.

McNeil makes early campaign stop in Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – A few short hours after the provincial election was called Monday, Premier Stephen McNeil’s campaign bus pulled up in Guysborough. He joined MLA Lloyd Hines at the opening of the Liberal incumbent’s campaign headquarters at Chedabucto Shopping Centre. The Journal spoke with McNeil about the current campaign, the government’s record to date and the path ahead.

Rocket team visits launch site
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – When you go beyond a map and actually get your feet on the ground, that’s when you learn exactly where the bog is. This was one of the key pieces of information that proponents of a spaceport for the Canso, Hazel Hill and Little Dover area discovered during a late-April site visit.


Simmons stands for NDP in Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie

By Lois Ann Dort

“I am deeply concerned about the way the other two major parties have undermined the very foundations of this province,” said NDP candidate for the Guysborough – Eastern Shore – Tracadie riding Marney Simmons when asked why she decided to throw her hat into the ring this election season.



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