CANSO – The Canso Area Development Association (CADA) would like to bring a fisheries heritage centre to the Canso waterfront.
ST. MARY’S – Pictou native and Canadian recording artist Dave Gunning has literally added his voice to a rising chorus of complaint against gold mining in the St. Mary’s River valley.
Our editorial discusses life in a post-Trump world while Murphy's Law learns that in addition to dog years – there's also dog hours, minutes and seconds (which they count with surprising accuracy). Additional headlines include: St. Mary’s to explore pension plan option for councillors; Avoid non-essential travel to HRM -- Province; Sherbrooke Village seeks local support for ACOA grant; ‘Well-being Hubs’ coming to nursing homes; Museum returns 1945 treasures to descendants of Joseph Howe – and more. Plus Gardening with Goutweed details some traditional medicines you might be able to find in your own garden and The Conversation offers up thoughts on how the pandemic could be affecting the mental health of university students. It's getting colder outside these days, so curl up inside with a warm cup of something and this week's edition of your Guysborough Journal!
GUYSBOROUGH – Lawyers involved with the Desmond Inquiry have been told that hearings will resume on February 16, 2021, in Port Hawkesbury. To date all sessions have been held at the Municipal Building in Guysborough.
‘For sale’ signs continue to be quickly covered with the word ‘sold,” as the housing market in the Antigonish area maintains a recent boon.
SHERBROOKE – Historic Sherbrooke Village officials are cautiously optimistic that the living museum will soon qualify for new federal funding worth about $1 million.
GUYSBOROUGH – As time marches on, the soldiers who once marched for us in the First World War and Second World War become fewer and fewer. This year, there are only two Second World War veterans living in Guysborough. To ensure that their sacrifices, names and faces are never forgotten, a new initiative has begun in the village – hanging banners representing those who served in the world wars. This year, banners representing Gerald Fitzgerald and Roy Simpson can be seen on Main Street near the Broad Street intersection.
Remembrance Day 2020
SHEET HARBOUR – James Howe is a proud Indigenous man who, at 87, is the oldest living resident of the Sheet Harbour satellite reserve of the Millbrook Band.
ST. MARY’S – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s council finally buried one of their peskier bones of contention last week by unanimously approving audio recordings of their public meetings, effective immediately.