$1.2 million funding boost for eastern NS rivers
Work will improve environment for fish

By Katherine Murphy

SHERBROOKE – Years of habitat restoration work along the St. Mary’s River received a major boost through a federal funding announcement in Sherbrooke on May 8. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson was at the St. Mary's River Association Interpretive Centre to announce $1.2 million over three years in funding to restore watersheds and coastal habitats in eastern Nova Scotia.

Council news

Mulgrave town office may move to former school
Solutions sought for fire dept. funding

By By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – Town council is considering moving Mulgrave’s town office to the former school that it now owns. Town CAO Darlene Berthier Sampson told The Journal Monday that a motion was made to move operations to the school no later than July 1, 2019, and the town is now in talks with Canada Post to see if the local post office could be moved there as well.

Also in this edition...

Our editorial reminds us that the staffing issues affecting Eastern Memorial Hospital and the people of Canso are greater and more far-reaching than we may initially think. Murphy's Law redefines the term "snail mail" ... at least as far as the opener of the mail is concerned. An Op-Ed about the proposed Whale Sanctuary Project along the Eastern Shore breaches above the waves and onto our pages. The Sherbrooke SHOPS program said hello to May by exiting April in style, and we've got the photos to prove it. And don't miss our review of the recent performance of An Ordinary Afternoon (in 1974) at Mulgrave Road Theatre – or the second part of Gerry Madigan and Norma Cooke's "Hearth and Home". All this and more await you in this week's edition of your Guysborough Journal.

Shift reduction considered for Canso hospital
By Helen Murphy

CANSO – The continuing nursing shortage at Eastern Memorial Hospital in Canso could soon lead to the facility being cut back to a 12-hour daytime nursing shift only. If that happens, can the facility continue operating as a hospital? That’s a top-of-mind question for MODG Warden Vernon Pitts.

Congregation of Notre Dame honoured at StFX Spring Convocation

ANTIGONISH – As St. Francis Xavier University bestowed more than 900 degrees to students from all corners of the globe on Sunday, March 5, honorary degrees were conferred upon a trailblazer in mental health and a religious order well-regarded for promoting the education of women.

Cuzner announces he won't reoffer for Cape Breton-Canso
By Lois Ann Dort

OTTAWA – After almost 19 years on Parliament Hill representing a riding encompassing seven municipal districts, three First Nations communities, four full provincial ridings and parts of three others, MP for Cape Breton-Canso Rodger Cuzner announced last Friday that he would not be reoffering in the upcoming fall election. Cuzner spoke to The Journal on Monday morning about his decision and years in office.

Pieridae highlights Goldboro LNG progress in year-end report

CALGARY – Pieridae Energy released its 2018 financial and operating report on April 24, highlighting the fact it took some key steps forward last year in advancing its Goldboro LNG project. In 2018, the company was issued a permit to construct the facility, received US$1.5 billion in additional conditional loan support from the German Government, closed its purchase of Ikkuma Resources to obtain a portion of the supply of natural gas for Goldboro’s first LNG facility (Train 1), and signed a sale and purchase agreement to supply Europe with additional LNG from Goldboro’s second facility (Train 2).

Residents discuss potential whale sanctuary
Need for consultation with fishers emphasized

By Rob Wolf

INDIAN HARBOUR LAKE / JORDANVILLE – A full house was on hand at a meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a beluga whale sanctuary along the Eastern Shore in Guysborough County on Sunday, April 28 at the Indian Harbour Lake / Jordanville Community Centre. Representatives from the Whale Sanctuary Project (WSP) and the local Rural Institute for Cultural Heritage and Environmental Sustainability (RICHES) Steering Committee were on hand to talk about the potential project.

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