St. Mary’s River Assoc. opposes proposed gold mine
By Rob Wolf

SHERBROOKE – During the Municipality of St. Mary’s regular monthly council meeting on Oct. 9, Scott Beaver, President of the St. Mary’s River Assoc. made a presentation regarding Atlantic Gold’s proposed mine site on Cochrane Hill, roughly 14kms from Sherbrooke.

Spaceport CEO presents to parliamentary committee
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – While work continues on a more detailed environmental report requested by the Province as part of its review process, proponents of the Canso Spaceport project had an opportunity to bring their plans before the parliamentary finance committee on Sept. 25 in Saint John, N.B. Maritime Launch Services CEO Steve Matier presented to the committee as part of its cross-Canada consultations in preparation for Budget 2019.

Also in this edition...

Today is the big day – cannabis is now legal in Nova Scotia (rules and regulations notwithstanding), but our editorial has some questions as to if our government is fully prepared for this cultural shift just yet. NS Lands plans to award a tender for the task of closing the former gold mine property at Goldenville in an effort to remove the risks to people and the environment the site currently poses. Charlo's Cove and the Goshen / Country Harbour areas are the focus of our community news updates this week. Plus photos from the recent business breakfast event held in the District of St. Mary's, another weekly offering from Born with Sea Legs and more in this week's edition.

Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh’s return to Canada leaves victims with questions
By Helen Murphy

GUYSBOROUGH – Bob Martin, a Port Hood photographer, says the Nepalese government did its part by imprisoning convicted pedophile Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, a former Strait Area businessman. But Martin, who says MacIntosh abused him in the 1970s, is wondering what the Canadian government will do now that the pedophile is returning to Canada.

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