Council news

Mulgrave joins MODG in opposing legislation that favours CBRM in port development
By Helen Murphy

MULGRAVE – At its regular monthly council meeting on Monday evening, March 19, town council voted in favour of adding its voice to growing opposition to the McNeil government's proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) that give advantages to developments at the Port of Sydney.

Marine fenders come ashore in Guysborough
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – Last week residents of Guysborough awoke to a strange sight; three large marine fenders, a bumper used to absorb the energy of a boat as it docks with a wharf or another boat, stranded on the sand spit at the mouth of Guysborough Harbour.

Also in this edition...

"The coast is clear" is a phrase that our editorial has some thoughts on this week, in a very literal sense. We've got a special Pictures of Our Past selection for you this week – especially if you happened to be in Grade Primary to Grade 3 at Guysborough Academy in 1949. People of Perseverance stops by with its latest slice of history on the Tor Bay Acadians. The Conversation explains how exercise can play a big part in pain management, and what that means for a culture in the midst of an opioid crisis. All that and more in this week's edition!

Community reacts to racist graffiti at local school
By Lois Ann Dort

UPPER BIG TRACADIE – Last week racist graffiti was found on and around the Antigonish East Education Centre in Monastery. Concerned citizens from nearby African Nova Scotian communities and the Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation held a meeting on Saturday, March 10 in Upper Big Tracadie to discuss the response by the community, the Strait Regional School Board and the RCMP.

Mill addresses public concerns on wood harvest; fails to satisfy critics
By Lois Ann Dort

Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) reacted to recent concerns about forest management in a news release on March 10. The release stated that the forest cut in the Loon Lake area had not been designated as old-growth by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as has been claimed by some members of the public in recent media accounts including in an interview with Scott Cook in this paper last month.

Plumbing woes at CEC / GA
By Lois Ann Dort

GUYSBOROUGH – In recent weeks plumbing issues at Chedabucto Education Centre / Guysborough Academy have reduced access to some bathrooms in the school.

Harvesting on Crown land gets second look
By Lois Ann Dort

In an interview last month with The Journal, Scott Cook expressed concerns about the harvest of old-growth stands in the county and called for the practice to be stopped. He said the best value for the wood taken from Crown land in Guysborough County was not being realized this way. At the time of that story, a request for an interview with the Department of Natural Resources was not answered in time for publication. Mark Pulsifer, the regional resource manager for DNR, addressed Cooks' concerns and others recently raised in the media by local woodsmen Danny George, in an interview with The Journal on Monday.

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