Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ART AND RECONCILIATION: A big crowd came out for the grand opening of the 2021 Indigenous Art Exhibit at the Sherbrooke Village Indigenous Art Centre on July 25. Speakers were Stephen Flemming (left), Historic Sherbrooke Village executive director; Kerry Prosper, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw First Nation councillor and former chief; Daniel Christmas, Senator and senior advisor to Membertou Mi’kmaw Nation; Sean Fraser, Central Nova Member of Parliament; Marlis Lade, exhibit organizer; and Marg Hartwell, Sherbrooke Restoration Commission members. Full story in this week's edition.

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Doctor shortage continues to impact ED service in Guysborough

By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

GUYSBOROUGH – The closed sign has become a more frequent sight on the emergency department at Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Guysborough this month. The hospital, which requires a compliment of four full-time physicians, is struggling with only one doctor, who has been supported by locums (temporary physicians) since the spring.

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ART AND RECONCILIATION: A big crowd came out for the grand opening of the 2021 Indigenous Art Exhibit at the Sherbrooke Village Indigenous Art Centre on July 25. Speakers were Stephen Flemming (left), Historic Sherbrooke Village executive director; Kerry Prosper, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw First Nation councillor and former chief; Daniel Christmas, Senator and senior advisor to Membertou Mi’kmaw Nation; Sean Fraser, Central Nova Member of Parliament; Marlis Lade, exhibit organizer; and Marg Hartwell, Sherbrooke Restoration Commission members. Full story in this week's edition.

  • Doctor shortage continues to impact ED service in Guysborough

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    July 28 2021

    GUYSBOROUGH – The closed sign has become a more frequent sight on the emergency department at Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Guysborough this month. The hospital, which requires a compliment of four full-time physicians, is struggling with only one doctor, who has been supported by locums (temporary physicians) since the spring. READ MORE



July 28, 2021

  • New Country Harbour ferry set to arrive

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative

    ST. MARY’S – The new, long-awaited Country Harbour ferry could be up and running as early as mid-August. READ MORE

  • Canso daycare initiative elects board of directors

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    CANSO – Efforts to establish a licensed childcare centre in Canso took a step forward on July 19 with the election of a board of directors for the Canso and Area Daycare Initiative. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • Liberal Hines and PC Morrow make their case

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    We interview incumbent Lloyd Hines and political newcomer Greg Morrow about the issues they are hearing at the door as they campaign, and why each feels they are the best choice for voters in Guysborough-Tracadie.

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  • Art, culture and reconciliation

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – A veritable who’s who of Indigenous and political leaders from across Nova Scotia gathered to mark the opening of the fifth annual Indigenous art exhibit at Historic Sherbrooke Village on July 25.

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  • Nine decades of cherished memories

    By Janice Christie

    SHEET HARBOUR – When 90-year-old Audrey Verge reminisces about her early childhood in the 1930s, her memories all blend together with her three siblings – who were born within three-and-a-half years.

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July 21, 2021

  • $500,000 announced for new childcare centre in Guysborough

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – When MLA Lloyd Hines (Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie) announced his government’s $500,000 contribution towards a new childcare centre for Guysborough on July 16, the gasps of delight from the crowd of parents and advocates were audible. READ MORE

  • Strait area vet forced into retirement due to findings of negligence

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – A complaint was made to the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association concerning the actions of veterinarian Dr. Sietse Van Zwol at the Highland Animal Hospital in Ingonish last August. READ MORE

  • Contractors volunteer services to keep family safe, replacing bridge connecting Canso homestead to street

    By Lois Ann Dort

    CANSO – If you drive through the community of Canso, you will likely never lay eyes on Robert Bond’s house, even though he lives on Main Street. Or you might say the entrance to his driveway lives on Main Street, but the house is approximately 500 feet off the road and requires crossing a brook to gain access. READ MORE



July 14, 2021

  • MODG welcomes federal funding for small craft harbours

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The federal government is investing $14.6 million in small craft harbours in the region, including locations in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG). READ MORE

  • More renewable energy projects on the horizon

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The provincial government announced on July 10 that a request for proposals (RFP) will be issued to attract low-cost and innovative solutions to supply 10 per cent of the province’s electricity from renewables, such as wind and solar. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s council won’t take sides on Archibald Lake

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – Council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is staying neutral on the wilderness area status of Archibald Lake, a position that has the president of the local river association accusing them of “shirking their duty.” READ MORE