Local fire depts get provincial funding

GUYSBOROUGH – First-responder organizations in Guysborough County and across Nova Scotia will be able to purchase necessary safety equipment with a $1.4 million investment from the province.



Woman dies in ATV collision

NEW HARBOUR – On October 10 at 8:35 p.m. Guysborough District RCMP responded to a call of an overturned ATV on Amos Gillies Rd. When police arrived on scene they found a woman had been pinned by the ATV which had left the roadway and gone over an embankment. The 62-year-old woman from New Harbour West was deceased. No one else was involved in the collision.

Cocaine seized after home searched

PORT HAWKESBURY – On Oct. 8 shortly after 1 p.m., Inverness District RCMP in Port Hawkesbury searched a home on Trainor Dr. Five people inside the home were arrested without incident.

Also in this edition...

We're on the final stretch towards the federal election and our editorial has some thoughts on how things are not as clear cut as voters might hope due to the muddying of political waters by several of the major parties. Murphy's Law takes a week off to allow dueling articles on addictive substances from the IWK (cannabis edibles) and The Conversation (alcohol). More politicaly-focused content awaits in the from of an Op-Ed from Juanita Spencer, CEO of Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities. And after an extended stay on the literal injured list – our own Dorothy Ostewig returns with news and notes from the Goshen and Country Harbour area. Grab a copy of your Guysborough Journal today!





Cape Breton-Canso debate introduces slate of new faces
By Lois Ann Dort

PORT HAWKESBURY – For the first time in a long time the faces vying for the federal seat in the riding of Cape Breton-Canso do not include Roger Cuzner. Cuzner announced his retirement from federal politics last summer and this election cycle has brought out many new faces to the political arena in this area.

Central Nova candidates take part in 100 Debates on the Environment
By Lois Ann Dort

ANTIGONISH – Approximately 150 people attended an all-candidates’ debate at StFX on Thursday, Oct. 3 for the riding of Central Nova. The debate, organized by the StFX Student Union, was one of the 100 Debates on the Environment series that took place across the country last week.

Ogden Wilderness Area to allow ATV access
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Most of N.S.’s protected wilderness areas do not allow ATVs, but an exception is being made for the trail system around Ogden Round Lake Wilderness Area near Guysborough.

Local transportation needs focus of community consultation
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Community consultation meetings taking place this week will help identify the transportation needs of local residents. A group called Common Good Solutions has been contracted by the provincial Dept. of Communities, Culture and Heritage to work with the community to identify local transportation needs, with an initial focus on the African Nova Scotian communities of Lincolnville, Sunnyville and Upper Big Tracadie.


Local fire depts get provincial funding

GUYSBOROUGH – First-responder organizations in Guysborough County and across Nova Scotia will be able to purchase necessary safety equipment with a $1.4 million investment from the province.





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