Wednesday, September 28, 2022

MANY HANDS: People helping people is vital to recovery following severe storms, and StFX student-athletes are part of that support this week, following Hurricane Fiona. They helped pack and distribute meals in Antigonish that were made by World Central Kitchen, a California-based organization that travels the globe to provide meals after natural disasters. The group was able to prepare the meals in kitchen space provided by Gabrieau’s Bistro.

 

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Hurricane damages minor in MODG, Mulgrave

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

GUYSBOROUGH -- As Hurricane Fiona drew nearer to Nova Scotia last Friday (Sept. 23), Environment Canada predicted the storm would make landfall between Guysborough and Canso. In the early hours of Saturday (Sept. 24), the category-2 hurricane (maximum sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h or 90 knots) made landfall in Whitehead, 28 km southwest of Canso.

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MANY HANDS: People helping people is vital to recovery following severe storms, and StFX student-athletes are part of that support this week, following Hurricane Fiona. They helped pack and distribute meals in Antigonish that were made by World Central Kitchen, a California-based organization that travels the globe to provide meals after natural disasters. The group was able to prepare the meals in kitchen space provided by Gabrieau’s Bistro.

 

  • Hurricane damages minor in MODG, Mulgrave

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    September 28 2022

    GUYSBOROUGH -- As Hurricane Fiona drew nearer to Nova Scotia last Friday (Sept. 23), Environment Canada predicted the storm would make landfall between Guysborough and Canso. In the early hours of Saturday (Sept. 24), the category-2 hurricane (maximum sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h or 90 knots) made landfall in Whitehead, 28 km southwest of Canso. READ MORE



September 28, 2022

  • Fiona wallops Antigonish town, county

    By Corey LeBlanc

    ANTIGONISH – As she steamrolled through Atlantic Canada, Fiona left an indelible mark on the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia. READ MORE

  • Eastern Shore rallies after Fiona’s wrath

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S — From Sheet Harbour to Port Bickerton, Fiona lashed the Eastern Shore with all the fury the experts had predicted. Now, as cleanup proceeds after the worst storm in living memory, knocking out power to thousands, residents are counting their blessings and reaching out to their fellow citizens. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Sidewalk expansion funding announced for Guysborough

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – “This investment will increase pedestrian safety by taking residents off the gravel shoulder on the heavily travelled Route 16 and on to paved sidewalks,” Cape Breton-Canso MP Mike Kelloway said during an infrastructure funding announcement for sidewalk expansion in Guysborough on Sept. 23.

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  • Word of St. Mary’s River splendours gaining new traction

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S – With hundreds of letters supporting the designation of Archibald Lake and its environs as a provincially protected wilderness area, prospects may be on the rise for the St. Mary’s River Association (SMRA) and the once world-class salmon course it holds dear.

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  • Community stalwart to be ‘dearly missed’

    By Corey LeBlanc

    ANTIGONISH COUNTY – They may not have even known his name – although most did – but countless people in Antigonish County and environs had their days brightened by the late Archie ‘Val’ Chisholm.

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September 21, 2022

  • Vandals destroy roadside library, food pantry

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Vandals destroyed the roadside library on Highway 16, located beside the Tracadie United Baptist Church, and the food pantry on the corner of Highway 16 and Upper Big Tracadie Road, on Sept. 17. READ MORE

  • Unsightly shipwreck to be removed

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    MARIE JOSEPH – Following long-awaited action by the Government of Canada, residents of this small Eastern Shore village will soon bid bon voyage to the wreck of the MV Caruso, which has blighted their shoreline for more than a decade. READ MORE

  • UARB decision approves eight-person council, boundary changes in MODG

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) released a decision on Sept. 14 in favour of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s (MODG’s) application to maintain the number of councillors in the municipality. READ MORE



September 14, 2022

  • Pesticide ‘last resort’ to eradicate invasive species

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – After other efforts have been tried, a pesticide has been used to ensure the elimination of an invasive species from Dobsons Lake, near Half Island Cove. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s moves to support Old-Fashioned Christmas

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE – In a show of support for Sherbrooke’s Old-Fashioned Christmas, council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s has appointed its warden and one other representative to a new standing committee for the popular – but volunteer-starved – annual event. READ MORE

  • Waste management facility sale finalized, new liaison committee to be struck

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – It’s a done deal. At the committee of the whole meeting in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough on Sept. 7, Deputy CAO Shawn Andrews reported to council that the sale of the waste management facility had been completed. READ MORE