Monday, January 17, 2022

MOM POWER: The Ecum Secum Playground Fundraising Group includes (left to right) Rocky and Jennifer Pye; Natasha and Harper Hagen; Tiffany Pye, Finley and Hudson Jewers; Chelsea Herrmann, Winston and Lincoln Jamieson; Nicole, Blake, Darcy and Madison Keefe; Peyton and Jennifer Pye; Courtney Keefe, Sadie and Rory Timmons. Bentley and Skylar Pye were unavailable for photo. Story in this week's edition.

Photo Credit: Cody Jewers

Anaconda, MODG announce community benefits agreement

By Corey LeBlanc

GUYSBOROUGH – Anaconda Mining Inc. recently formalized further its commitment to Guysborough County, including pledging to make a sizeable financial contribution to community groups as part of its proposed Goldboro Gold Project.

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MOM POWER: The Ecum Secum Playground Fundraising Group includes (left to right) Rocky and Jennifer Pye; Natasha and Harper Hagen; Tiffany Pye, Finley and Hudson Jewers; Chelsea Herrmann, Winston and Lincoln Jamieson; Nicole, Blake, Darcy and Madison Keefe; Peyton and Jennifer Pye; Courtney Keefe, Sadie and Rory Timmons. Bentley and Skylar Pye were unavailable for photo. Story in this week's edition.

  • Anaconda, MODG announce community benefits agreement

    By Corey LeBlanc

    January 12 2022

    GUYSBOROUGH – Anaconda Mining Inc. recently formalized further its commitment to Guysborough County, including pledging to make a sizeable financial contribution to community groups as part of its proposed Goldboro Gold Project. READ MORE



January 12, 2022

  • Lions in South Africa: email mix up results in kindness across continents

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE -- “I know this email might look like spam, but please read it,” began an email Nancy Chaston, secretary for the St. Mary’s District Lions Club, received shortly after Christmas from an address on her Lions’ mailing list. READ MORE

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank opens new location

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    SHERBROOKE – The St. Mary’s Food Bank is launching the new year with a new storage and packing facility big enough to meet the monthly needs of the 25 families it serves, and more. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • MODG cautiously opens to the public

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) announced on Dec. 28 that it would close its offices and facilities to the public for one week as a precautionary measure in the face of rising COVID-19 cases.

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  • Cassandra Desmond charged with attempted murder

    By Helen Murphy

    ANTIGONISH – Antigonish RCMP has charged 30-year-old Cassandra Desmond of Antigonish, formerly of Lincolnville, with attempted murder after a stabbing in the town.

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  • GMH emergency dept. coverage in flux, recruitment efforts continue

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – The state of physician coverage at the Guysborough Memorial Hospital (GMH) remains in flux while efforts continue to keep the emergency department (ED) open.

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January 5, 2022

  • Omicron means difficult start to 2022

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – This week Nova Scotia has seen new active case numbers of COVID-19 move from hundreds a day into the territory of 1,000-plus per day – which is still considered an undercount, as testing is limited. The spike in cases is due to the Omicron variant, which has taken the province and country by storm, as no other variant has during the pandemic. READ MORE

  • New ‘strategic’ role for St. Mary’s CAO Hutten

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – New year, new jobs. That’s how things are shaping up in leadership roles at the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s. READ MORE

  • Lucille Harper named to Order of Canada

    By Corey LeBlanc

    ANTIGONISH – An unrelenting champion for women and their families and advocate for social change has been named to the Order of Canada. READ MORE



December 29, 2021

  • Crisis in the ER

    By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH – Two days before Christmas (Dec. 23), residents of Guysborough Memorial Hospital’s (GMH) catchment area received an unwelcome message – the hospital’s ER would be closed starting that morning until the morning of Dec. 26. That afternoon, a second public service advisory delivered a tougher blow: the emergency department would now be closed until Jan. 10 – a full 18 days without service. READ MORE

  • Trail expansion moving forward in Dover area

    By Lois Ann Dort

    GUYSBOROUGH – For the past two years the Chedabucto Multi-Use Trails Association – the group responsible for the development and maintenance of the Cole Harbour Road Trail in Queensport – has been developing a trail near Dover. With approximately eight kilometres of trail nearing completion, the group is now working on plans to link the existing Dover trail to Canso and Queensport, as well as expand the Dover trail to Black Duck Cove. READ MORE

  • Rising COVID cases could derail planned restart of youth programming

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

    ST. MARY’S – As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise across the province, the Municipality of the District of Saint Mary’s is keeping a wary watch on the virus’s advance before deciding on whether to resume recreational programming for youth after the holidays. READ MORE