Sunday, May 9, 2021

BIRTHDAY WISH COMES TRUE: To help celebrate her 91st birthday, Anna Ryan hoped to go for a drive in one of the trucks from the Town of Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department fleet. Her wish came true on April 25, when veteran Chief Michael Breen took her for a trip around the community in the department’s new pumper truck. Ryan and her family has a rich history with the local fire service; she was an auxiliary member of the department for more than 40 years, while her late husband – Eric – was a long-time firefighter, who was made an honorary member in his retirement. See more about Ryan’s memorable birthday celebration – and the fire service’s new vehicle – in this week's edition.

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Province gives conditional approval to Marine Drive realignment

By Corey LeBlanc

GOLDBORO – Pieridae Energy Ltd. has received conditional approval for its proposed realignment of Marine Drive (Highway 316) for its planned Goldboro LNG project.

READ MORE May 5 2021

BIRTHDAY WISH COMES TRUE: To help celebrate her 91st birthday, Anna Ryan hoped to go for a drive in one of the trucks from the Town of Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department fleet. Her wish came true on April 25, when veteran Chief Michael Breen took her for a trip around the community in the department’s new pumper truck. Ryan and her family has a rich history with the local fire service; she was an auxiliary member of the department for more than 40 years, while her late husband – Eric – was a long-time firefighter, who was made an honorary member in his retirement. See more about Ryan’s memorable birthday celebration – and the fire service’s new vehicle – in this week's edition.

  • Province gives conditional approval to Marine Drive realignment

    By Corey LeBlanc

    May 5 2021

    GOLDBORO – Pieridae Energy Ltd. has received conditional approval for its proposed realignment of Marine Drive (Highway 316) for its planned Goldboro LNG project. READ MORE



May 5, 2021

  • Retired CRA employee volunteers to help others file tax returns

    By Janice Christie

    SHEET HARBOUR – A desire to help people and a love of numbers led retired Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employee and Sheet Harbour resident Jack Marshall to help others file their taxes for the past 12 years. READ MORE

  • Mulgrave holds tax rates

    By Lois Ann Dort

    MULGRAVE – In a year when there isn’t much good news, the Town of Mulgrave has delivered a bright spot to residents; for the second year in a row, tax rates will go unchanged at $1.23/$100 of assessment for residential customers, and $4.52/$100 of assessment for commercial properties. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Archibald Lake delay angers river group

    By Alec Bruce

    ST. MARY’s – The St. Mary’s River Association (SMRA) is “frustrated” that the province is delaying the protection of 684 hectares of woodlands, wetlands and lakes near Sherbrooke from environmental harm, says the group’s president, Scott Beaver.

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  • Sherbrooke & Area volunteer firefighters honoured for years of service

    By Alec Bruce

    SHERBROOKE – A Sherbrooke man has received a third bar to his Governor General of Canada’s Fire Services Exemplary Services Medal for 50 years of continuous service. Herbert Scott received the honour at the Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department’s 2021 fire service awards last week.

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  • Special Feature: ‘Essential eyes and ears’

    By Gerry Madigan

    2020 was a year many would like to forget, a year that was truly defined by COVID-19. Beyond that, the year held many ups, downs and tragedy too for Nova Scotians. 2020 did bring to light one good thing though, the importance of an oft forgotten group, our under-rated essential workers.

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April 28, 2021

  • Rescue at sea: Community effort saves fishing crew, supports those impacted by sinking of My Buddy

    By Lois Ann Dort

    WHITEHEAD, GUYS. CO. – “We are all just thankful that everybody made it out. Boats can be replaced, and gear can be replaced, but lives can’t,” Fallon Conway-Boyd said after her husband Millan Boyd’s boat sank on the first day of the lobster fishing season in Whitehead, Guysborough County. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s explores switching libraries

    By Alec Bruce

    ST. MARY’S – Mired in a funding dispute with Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL), council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is now shopping for a potential new partner, the neighbouring Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL), to run the cutback-saddled Sherbrooke branch, The Journal has learned. READ MORE

  • Whale sanctuary prompts concerns about traffic

    By Alec Bruce

    WINE HARBOUR – Three residents of this tiny St. Mary’s community are expressing new concerns about an international effort to make a home for as many eight beluga whales in their coastal waters and want local council to intervene. READ MORE



April 21, 2021

  • Outrage grows over library cutbacks

    By Alec Bruce

    ST. MARY’S – Riding a crest of local outrage, Nova Scotia’s former privacy and information watchdog Dulcie McCallum is calling major cutbacks to Sherbrooke Library’s opening times nothing less than “an attack on children and poor people.” READ MORE

  • Canso stakeholders respond to health services report

    By Lois Ann Dort

    CANSO – The Canso Stakeholder Working Group – with members from the Canso and Area Development Association, Eastern Memorial Hospital (EMH) staff and physicians – met with Nova Scotia Health (NSH) representatives and Mary Jane Hampton, via Zoom on April 12, to provide feedback and further discuss a preliminary report on a health services model for EMH in Canso and Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH). READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s CAO MacDonald to retire

    By Alec Bruce

    ST. MARY’S – The only chief administrative officer St. Mary’s has ever known has an ample collection of fond memories – and few worries – as he prepares to explore the world of life after work. READ MORE