Saturday, June 22, 2024

FINANCIAL BOOST: It was a great day for municipalities in Guysborough County on June 14, with word that the provincial government would be contributing to four infrastructure projects in the region. The $900,000 comes from the Municipal Capital Growth Program of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing. During a stop at the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s (MODG’s) municipal office, Guysborough-Tracadie MLA and Minister of Agriculture Greg Morrow (left) - with Town of Mulgrave Mayor Ron Chisholm, Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Councillor Beulah Malloy and MODG Warden Vernon Pitts on hand - delivered the funding news. Full story in this week's edition.

 

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Revitalization planned for downtown Guysborough

By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

GUYSBOROUGH — In a move that local officials are calling a first for the “shiretown” of Guysborough, the community is embarking on a thorough downtown makeover with a consultant’s comprehensive renewal plan due by the beginning of next year.

READ MORE June 19 2024

FINANCIAL BOOST: It was a great day for municipalities in Guysborough County on June 14, with word that the provincial government would be contributing to four infrastructure projects in the region. The $900,000 comes from the Municipal Capital Growth Program of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing. During a stop at the Municipality of the District of Guysborough’s (MODG’s) municipal office, Guysborough-Tracadie MLA and Minister of Agriculture Greg Morrow (left) - with Town of Mulgrave Mayor Ron Chisholm, Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Councillor Beulah Malloy and MODG Warden Vernon Pitts on hand - delivered the funding news. Full story in this week's edition.

 

  • Revitalization planned for downtown Guysborough

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    June 19 2024

    GUYSBOROUGH — In a move that local officials are calling a first for the “shiretown” of Guysborough, the community is embarking on a thorough downtown makeover with a consultant’s comprehensive renewal plan due by the beginning of next year. READ MORE



June 19, 2024

  • EverWind’s plans spark local concerns

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Mere weeks after EverWind Fuels promised to provide “meaningful engagement” across Guysborough County – where the company plans to erect hundreds of wind turbines generating thousands of megawatts of power over the next four years – some local citizens remain confused, frustrated and anxious about the future of their communities. READ MORE

  • Celebrating Pride in St. Mary’s

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — The first Pride celebration here will take place from June 21-23. READ MORE

  • Province invests $900,000 in local infrastructure projects

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — With almost $900,000 in new provincial funding, municipalities in Guysborough County will get to work on critical infrastructure that’s a key to their growth, local officials said last week. READ MORE



Also in this edition...

  • New fitness centre for Canso gets major funding

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — A new and improved Fanning Fitness Centre is one step closer to finding a permanent new home at the Canso & Area Arena, thanks to a grant of up to $700,000 from the provincial government announced last week, according to Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) Warden Vernon Pitts.

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  • MODG urges speedy Senate approval of offshore wind bill

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Citing the “negative impact” of delay, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) is urging Canadian senators to move quickly on legislation that would help lay the ground rules for the budding offshore wind industry on the East Coast.

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  • Grants announced for communities across Guysborough County

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    MULGRAVE — Eastern Counties Regional Library’s (ECRL) main office in Mulgrave will receive $250,000 from the provincial Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage to upgrade its facilities and develop a building management plan.

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June 12, 2024

  • MODG keen to further green energy deals following hydrogen summit

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) is poised to become the “number one” supplier of green energy to international and domestic markets thanks to wind projects that are already in the hopper, says Chief Administrative Officer Barry Carroll. READ MORE

  • Fire dangers spark concern in Sherbrooke area

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    ST. MARY’S — Neil Black is one of several St. Mary’s residents suggesting a ban on fireworks on Canada Day (July 1), due to potential safety concerns. READ MORE

  • School officials welcome new cell phone rules

    By Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    GUYSBOROUGH — Local principals are applauding a new provincial government directive last week restricting students’ use of cell phones and other personal mobile devices while attending Nova Scotia public schools. READ MORE



June 5, 2024

  • GCIFA calls for seal population controls

    By Alec Bruce Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    CANSO — The head of the Guysborough County Inshore Fisherman’s Association (GCIFA) is calling on the federal government to bring in aggressive, new “controls” on millions of hungry grey and harp seals whose sheer numbers, she says, are weakening the east coast fishery. READ MORE

  • Safety upgrades to dangerous Auld’s Cove intersection begin

    By Alec Bruce Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    AULDS COVE — Much-needed improvements to the major intersection of Highway 104 and Route 344 are finally underway, and the mayor of Mulgrave, for one, couldn’t be happier. READ MORE

  • Cost keeps new C&D facility off the table

    By Joanne Jordan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

    SHERBROOKE — If the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s were to construct a new construction and demolition (C&D) waste facility at its transfer station in Liscomb, it could mean a large hike in residential tax bills for ratepayers. That’s why council has removed that option from the table, a decision that has disappointed a number of community members. READ MORE