Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CHILD CARE NEEDED: The Guysborough and Area Child Care Association’s pancake breakfast and flea market on Oct. 17 at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Centre in Guysborough, brought out many community members to support the cause, have a satisfying meal and mingle with family members, including retired teacher Hope Wright and some of her great-grandchildren - Josie Lepage (left), Parker Campbell and Evy Pellerin.

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Woman to sue province over brother’s death

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

SHEET HARBOUR – A Halifax woman, frustrated by bureaucratic foot-dragging, is suing the Nova Scotia government for negligence relating to the death of her brother at a Nova Scotia Power (NSP) reservoir in Sheet Harbour a year ago.

READ MORE October 20 2021

CHILD CARE NEEDED: The Guysborough and Area Child Care Association’s pancake breakfast and flea market on Oct. 17 at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Centre in Guysborough, brought out many community members to support the cause, have a satisfying meal and mingle with family members, including retired teacher Hope Wright and some of her great-grandchildren - Josie Lepage (left), Parker Campbell and Evy Pellerin.

  • Woman to sue province over brother’s death

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    October 20 2021

    SHEET HARBOUR – A Halifax woman, frustrated by bureaucratic foot-dragging, is suing the Nova Scotia government for negligence relating to the death of her brother at a Nova Scotia Power (NSP) reservoir in Sheet Harbour a year ago. READ MORE



October 20, 2021

  • New Tittle Bridge opens

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    CANSO – In early October, the new Tittle Bridge linking Durrell’s Island to the mainland in Canso was opened. READ MORE

  • Province still investigating seepage at Atlantic Gold mine

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    HALIFAX – Despite an all-clear from a review panel of mining experts, the provincial government’s investigation into an odd-looking liquid found in the collection ditch around Atlantic Gold’s Touquoy mine at Moose River in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) remains open. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Wrecks of ages

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    MARIE JOSEPH – She rests ashore along this maritime village the way she came in a decade ago: forlornly. Still, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) hasn’t forgotten MV Caruso, the rusting 200-foot buoy tender once known as the CCGS Sir Charles Tupper.

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  • Paqtnkek Education Centre opens to students

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    PAQTNKEK – Tanya Francis, education director for Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, told The Journal that the community has been thinking about opening a school for more than 20 years and, this week, they did just that.

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  • Policing costs on the rise

    By Lois Ann Dort

    MULGRAVE – Every year municipalities see the cost of policing increase and this year is no different. And, with this summer’s ratification of a new contract for RCMP members increasing their pay, the cost of policing is expected to significantly increase this coming spring.

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October 13, 2021

  • MLS holds open houses on spaceport plans

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – “The message to you is we’re coming. It’s not an ‘if’ project; it’s a ‘when’ project. And that ‘when,’ I’m hoping, is sooner than later,” Steve Matier, president and CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) told local stakeholders who gathered Oct.6, in Guysborough, for an industry information session that provided interested companies with an overview of the Canso Spaceport project. READ MORE

  • Lloyd Hines reflects on decades-long political career

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – “It feels good to be free. I’ve been telling people I’ve been released on probation here,” Hines said jokingly when The Journal asked him how it felt to be a civilian again, no longer serving as a political representative of the people. READ MORE

  • Emergency closures double at Eastern Shore Memorial

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHEET HARBOUR – Emergency room closure rates at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital have more than doubled to nearly 50 per cent over the past 12 months, pointing to a worsening doctor shortage on the Eastern Shore, according to The Nova Scotia Health Authority. READ MORE



October 6, 2021

  • Mulgrave council adopts security camera use

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    MULGRAVE – Security cameras were once again on the agenda at Mulgrave’s regular council meeting on Monday, Oct. 4. One camera has been installed and is being monitored for performance. If it suits the needs of the town, two to four more will be installed at locations around the town. READ MORE

  • Hockey night in Canso gets Jumpstart funding boost

    By Lois Ann Dort

    In the waning days of September, the Canso and Area Minor Hockey Association had good news to share with the approximately 75 children and youth registered for the upcoming hockey season. Applications to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund were approved, paving the way for more programs and ice time for association members this year. READ MORE

  • Province moves to limit COVID-19 spread with exposure lists, vaccine mandates and mask requirements

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – As COVID-19 case counts mount in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia adjusted its reopening plan last week, providing information on public school exposures, introducing mandatory vaccination policies for some occupations and the continuance of mask wearing in public places. READ MORE