Saturday, September 18, 2021

AND THEY’RE OFF: A group of cyclists hit the trail during the annual Gran Fondo Guysborough Event – an initiative of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) recreation department – which took place on Sept. 11. More than 150 cyclists participated, pedaling one of 35, 50, 90 or 120-kilometre routes. The celebration wrapped up with a barbecue and live music for riders and volunteers at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex Shinny Rink. See more photos in this week's edition.

Photo Credit: Ashley Cunningham

School enrolment up in St. Mary’s

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ST. MARY’S – The new chief administrative officer of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is calling a dramatic one-year increase in local school enrollment “a fantastic signal” of a trend that’s already making the area “an incredibly attractive place” to live and work.

READ MORE September 15 2021

AND THEY’RE OFF: A group of cyclists hit the trail during the annual Gran Fondo Guysborough Event – an initiative of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) recreation department – which took place on Sept. 11. More than 150 cyclists participated, pedaling one of 35, 50, 90 or 120-kilometre routes. The celebration wrapped up with a barbecue and live music for riders and volunteers at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex Shinny Rink. See more photos in this week's edition.

  • School enrolment up in St. Mary’s

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    September 15 2021

    ST. MARY’S – The new chief administrative officer of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is calling a dramatic one-year increase in local school enrollment “a fantastic signal” of a trend that’s already making the area “an incredibly attractive place” to live and work. READ MORE



September 15, 2021

  • Cape Breton-Canso candidates face-off in debate

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    PORT HAWKESBURY – Cape Breton-Canso candidates in the federal election participated in a second debate on Sept. 10 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s questions ECRL in special meeting

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s held a special council meeting to hear a presentation from Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) CEO Laura Emery and Innovation Project Manager Dana Thomas on Sept. 8. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Fitness centre to open soon

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    MULGRAVE – Residents of Mulgrave will soon have access to a fitness centre in town.

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  • ‘Initial projections’ reflect slight enrolment increase in Antigonish County

    By Corey LeBlanc

    ANTIGONISH COUNTY – There are more students in the classrooms of Antigonish County schools under the umbrella of the Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE).

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  • Seasoned entrepreneurs respond to community needs

    By Helen Murphy

    GUYSBOROUGH – Scott and Linda Cook have a special skill set when it comes to entrepreneurial success: they are able to identify gaps in services available in their community, assess the business feasibility of addressing that gap, and act to make it happen.

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September 8, 2021

  • ECRL reps to meet with St. Mary’s council

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – In a bid to address an ongoing and bitter funding dispute, Eastern Counties Regional Library’s (ECRL’s) top brass is meeting for the first time with representatives of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s at a special session of council on Sept. 8 at 3:30 pm. READ MORE

  • Guysborough-Tracadie MLA named agriculture minister

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Guysborough-Tracadie MLA Greg Morrow has been appointed as the province’s new agriculture minister. READ MORE

  • Local Black councillor says she will judge by performance, not skin colour

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston named his cabinet on Aug. 31. READ MORE



September 1, 2021

  • Landfill fire quickly contained; cause remains unknown

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Guysborough area residents awoke to the foul smell of burning waste and, soon after, a haze in the air on the morning of Aug. 26. READ MORE

  • Mother and daughter reunite after 47 years

    By Janice Christie

    PORT DUFFERIN – When Bonnie Whitman answered the phone in December 2020 – she instantly knew by the sound of her niece’s voice that it was the call she had been anticipating for four decades. READ MORE

  • Atlantic Gold mine delayed another two years

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – As it awaits government approvals, Atlantic Gold now says its proposed gold mine near Sherbrooke won’t become operational until at least 2028, adding two more years to the opening of the already postponed project. READ MORE