Edge of the Earth - Guysborough Journal


Edge of the Earth - Guysborough Journal
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Published since 1994 • Serving Guysborough County and Area • Vol. 23, No. 34 • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • $1 +HST
Calendar 2 • Editorial 4 • Arts and Culture 10 • Community 12 • Obituaries 14 • Classifieds 15
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DSM to invest
$30 million
in Mulgrave
SPIRITED YOUNG FILLIES: A fearsome float at the Canso Regatta was the "Waterhole" entry, which took
home "Best Overall Float" recognition. Perhaps it was the gun-slinging antics of (l-r) Mya MacKenzie, Maria
MacKenzie and Peyton O'Handley that swayed the judges. Susan O'Handley Photo
MULGRAVE – DSM Nutritional Products, part of
Royal DSM NV, a global
leader in developing,
manufacturing and marketing essential nutritional ingredients for health
markets, announced on
Monday, August 18, it is
investing at least $30
million in new capital in
its Mulgrave facility.
"DSM evaluated multiple locations across the
Americas for an expansion within our nutritional
products division," said
Stephan Tanda, managing board member of
DSM, responsible for its
nutrition business group.
"With NSBI's support,
along with Nova Scotia's
talented and educated
workforce and leading
universities in the research and development
of marine sciences, Nova
Scotia was the right
choice for this investment."
DSM acquired Ocean
Nutrition in 2012 and
today is one of Nova
Scotia's largest employers in the life sciences
"DSM has been a
flagship operation in
Nova Scotia, helping
define the natural health
products and nutraceuticals sector, and making
us globally competitive
and recognizable," said
Scott Moffitt, managing
director of BioNova, the
province's life sciences
and biotechnology industry association. "Seeing
an increased footprint for
DSM operations would
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Canso Scouts venture to the 'Edge of the Earth'
The 5th Canso & Area
Scout Troop leaders and
Venture Youth (ages1417) attended the National Venture Scout
Jamboree-Adventure 14
on August 2-7, 2014 at
Camp Nor'Wes in Newfoundland.
The was the largest
Scouts Canada camp
in Newfoundland and
Labrador, nestled on
the edge of Terra Nova
National Park. It was a
unique opportunity to
form a composite patrol
unit with Venture Youth
from Ontario, Manitoba
and Nova Scotia.
The Flat Earth Society
believes that Newfoundland is positioned at one
of the four corners of
the world, teetering on
the edge of the planet. So Scouts Canada
invited Venturer Scouts
to experience what life
is like at the end of the
earth. Programming
projects included whale
watching on Trinity Bay,
hikes, biking, whitewater
rafting, exploring Terra
Nova National Park,
science and technology
projects, archery, catapult, orienteering and
Some 650 youth
participants attended
from across Canada, the
United Kingdom, United
States and the United
Arab Emirates.
SCOUTS HONOUR: (left to right) Sheila Luddington, Jared Dixon, Jayden Joel, Scott Sikich, Erik Urabe, Eric
Sikich, Robert Feltmate and Harold Roberts. Contributed Photo
Page 2 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Community Calendar
MON. to FRI.
AUG. 18 to 22
••The Guysborough
County Sailing Club and
the Municipality of the
District of Guysborough
are offering a Learn to
Sail / Cruise! introductory sailing course for
adults, on the Guysborough Waterfront.
For more information,
please call Kate at
••Ladies Night at Osprey
Golf Resort, continuing
throughout the golf season, 6 pm. Sponsored
by the MODG Recreation Department and
Osprey Golf Resort.
••Concert at the Hadleyville Fire Hall, 7 pm.
Admission is $5 per
person. A lunch will be
served. In aid of the
Out of the Fog Lighthouse Museum.
••Flea Market and Lunch
at St. Paul’s Church
Hall, West Ecum
Secum, from 8 am to
1 pm.
••Dance at the Charlos
Cove Community Hall
from 9 pm till midnight.
Music by the Kevin
Beanland Band. For
more information, call
Joanne Pellerin at 3582103.
AUGUST 23, and 30
••The Guysborough
Community Market will
take place from 9 am
till noon at the Jost
Building on the Guysborough waterfront.
Come and enjoy a hot
beverage and tasty
homemade goodies
while you browse the
wide variety of unique
local handcrafts –
leather, artwork, fused
glass, jewelry, cards,
jams, pickles, artisan
breads, maple syrup,
and knit, crochet and
quilted items on display
by our local vendors.
••Chase the Ace at the
Guysborough Legion.
Tickets are sold from 7
to 8:30 pm. Cost is $5
for a strip of five. You
can also play cards,
darts, cribbage and
pool – plus socialize
while you wait for the
draw and your chance
to take home the prize.
Open canteen and bar.
No entrance fee.
••Eastern Guysborough
/ Mulgrave / Bayfield
Pastoral Charge (United
Church) services are
Guysborough 9 am and
Bayfield 11:15 am.
Everyone is welcome.
••The Lochaber Blueberry Festival will take
place at the Lochaber
Centre from 1 to 4 pm.
Homemade blueberry
desserts, beverages, a
50/50 draw and more.
Admission is $5 for
adults, $3 for children.
Everyone is welcome.
Sponsored by the Lochaber Community Development Association.
AUGUST 24 and 31
••Services for St. Mary’s
Pastoral Charge,
The United Church
of Canada are 9:30
am at St. John's in
Sherbrooke, 11 am
at Kirk in Glenelg and
6:30 pm at Bethany in
East River St. Mary's.
For more information,
please call 833-2920,
visit us on facebook
or our website at www.
••The Guysborough and
Area Garden Club will
be gathering for our
August meeting in
Larry’s River, celebrating with a barbecue
this month. Feel free to
come and join us – we
love to welcome new
members. We are now
tending our plantings
and gardens. If you like
to garden, you can even
help out without being
a Garden Club member.
Call Marion Lamey-Cole
at 358-2051 for more
••St. Peter's Parish Annual Picnic Weekend at
St Peter's Parish Hall in
Larry's River: Pub Night
from 9 pm to 1 am.
Admission is $5 per
person. Music by DJ.
••Country Harbour Gun
Club Land and Sea Poker Rally. Registration is
from 1 to 2 pm at the
boat launch in Salsman
Park. Cost is $10 per
hand. You can drive to
the checkpoints if you
don't have access to
a boat. Prizes (based
on an estimate of 50
entrants): 1st – $200,
2nd -– $100, 3rd –
$50. Free barbecue will
be available as well.
••St. Peter's Parish Annual Picnic Weekend at
St Peter's Parish Hall
in Larry's River: Parade
at 1 pm. Games of
chance at 2 pm. Hot
turkey supper from 4
to 6 pm. Dance from
9:30 pm to 1:30 am;
admission is $10 per
person, music by Silver
••Artist's Talk at the Port
Bickerton Lighthouse
Interpretive Centre
from 2 to 4 pm. Susan
Paterson, the first
at the Port Bickerton
Lightkeeper's House
will discuss her current
work and talk about
her experience at the
residence. Come meet
Susan and see her
beautiful work. Refreshments will be served
and all are welcome.
••St Peter's Parish Annual Picnic Weekend at St
Peter's Parish Hall in
Larry's River: Sunday liturgy at 11 am.
Brunch at noon. Mini
boat races at 3 pm, $5
per boat. Concert at 7
pm, admission is $7
per person.
••Eastern Guysborough
/ Mulgrave / Bayfield
Pastoral Charge (United
Church) will be having a
Joint Service in Bayfield
at 11 am followed by
a potluck lunch and
fellowship. Everyone is
••Eastern Guysborough
/ Mulgrave / Bayfield
Pastoral Charge (United
Church) services are
Canso 9 am, Guysborough 11 am and Mulgrave 1 pm. Everyone
is welcome.
and contemporary art
festival celebrating
Eastern Nova Scotia's
rich cultural and artistic
community through
music and interactive
visual arts. Come and
experience the exciting
acts and artists.
••The Gabriel Trio will
be singing at Goshen
Gospel Church at 11
am. All are invited to
come out and enjoy
this special musical
••The Port Bickerton and
Area Planning Association will be hosting
a gospel concert at
the community centre,
featuring the Harpell
Family, 7 pm. Light
refreshments will be
served. Admission is a
free will offering with all
proceeds in support of
the lighthouse project.
••Eastern Guysborough
/ Mulgrave / Bayfield
Pastoral Charge (United
Church) services are
Bayfield 9 am and
Boylston 11:15 am.
Everyone is welcome.
••The Eagles Youth Group
of Goshen Gospel
church is starting up
again. The Juniors are
from Grade 1 to 7 and
the Seniors from Grade
8 up – and there is
lots of room for more
to join. Both groups
will be together for
the opening event at
6 pm – a cookout at
the home of Mack and
Barb Kinley, 479 W.
Lochaber Road.
FRI. and SAT.
SEPT. 26 and 27
••The Fifth Annual
Antigonight: Art After
Dark Festival from 2 to
10 pm (both nights).
We are an interactive
••Hot Breakfast, served
the last Sunday of every month at the Auld’s
Cove Fire Hall from 8
am till noon. Cost is $7
for adults and $3.50
for children under 12.
••Services for Canso
Christian Centre, 11
••Services for Canso
United Baptist Church,
11 am.
Church in Glenelg,
every second Sunday
at 2 pm. This year’s
theme: the Olympics.
At each JAM Club, we
will focus on a different
sport, and using scripture, music, crafts and
games, we will use that
sport to illustrate God’s
great love for each and
every one of us. And
we always have a snack
too. Join a winning
team – play for Jesus.
••Monthly Coffee House
at the Canso Lions
Club from 2 to 5 pm
(the first Sunday of
every month). Local
talent, and light refreshments. Admission is
$5 per person.
••Bingo at Maple Hall in
Heatherton, 2:30 pm.
••Services for the Abundant Life Centre, 3 pm
at the Wesley United
Church in Guysborough.
••Services for All Saints
Anglican Church, 4 pm.
••Services for Guysborough Baptist Church,
11 am. Come worship
the Lord and sing his
praises with us. All are
••Cribbage, 7:30 pm at
the Goshen Community
Centre. Bring a partner
and join us for a few
games. First, second
and third prizes will be
awarded and tickets
will be sold on a 50/50
draw (three tickets for
$2). Entry fee is $5
per person. Proceeds
are for the community
••Baptist Worship Schedule: New Harbour, 11
am; Seal Harbour, the
first and third Sunday
of the month, 2:30 pm;
Goldboro, the second
and fourth Sunday of
the month, 2:30 pm.
••Services for Holy
Trinity Anglican Church
in Country Harbour
Mines are: the first,
third and fifth Sundays
of the month, 7 pm;
the second and fourth
Sundays, 11 am.
••Dog Social from 1 to 3
pm. We will meet at the
Guysborough ball field
and go for a walk along
the shore road.
••Services for the Church
of the Good Shepherd
in Tor Bay, 7 pm.
••JAM Club – Jesus and
Me – St. Mary’s Pastoral Charge, the United
Church of Canada. Our
charge’s program for
children and all ages:
Sunday School at
Kirk Memorial United
••Sheet Harbour Crib
Card Parties at the
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 58, 7:30
pm. Entry fee is $6
per person. For more
information call Tom at
••Services for St. James
the Martyr Church in
Halfway Cove, 11 am.
The Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie
Liberal Association
(Originally scheduled for August 23, 2014)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 3
Full Steam Coffee now Atlantic
Canada’s certified kosher roaster
The Full Steam Coffee
Co. has achieved kosher
certification from COR,
becoming Atlantic Canada’s only kosher certified
coffee roaster.
A certified organic and
Fairtrade coffee roaster
in the seacoast village of
Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Full Steam Coffee’s
kosher certification is a
further recognition of their
high quality standards
and is a further step in
opening up new markets
for the company. “We’re
proud to attain kosher status for our Full Steam Coffee,” said Glynn Williams,
proprietor. “Our vision at
the Authentic Seacoast is
to restore our community’s
proud trading legacy by
producing quality products
and this important certification will enable us to
reach new customers.”
COR is the kosher
certification trademark
used by the Kashruth
Council of Canada, the
largest kosher certification
agency in Canada. Their
inspection team ensures
food that is COR certified
complies with the highest
kosher dietary standards.
“We are delighted
to welcome Full Steam
Coffee as a member of
COR,” said Judy Pister,
executive assistant and
New Client Representative
for the Kashruth Council
of Canada. “For consumers around the world, COR
stands for kosher quality
and Full Steam Coffee is
fully compliant with our
high quality standards.”
Wreaths taken to sea
CANSO – Under cloudy
skies more than 20 fishing vessels from Canso
and area formed a boat
parade to take wreaths
from the Seamen’s
Memorial to sea, this
past Sunday, Aug. 17.
The boats circled Canso
Harbour then took the
wreaths out to Chadabucto Bay. Rev. Darroch
Fagan from All Saints
Anglican Church conducted the blessing of
the fleet and prayers for
those lost at sea. King
Lion Barry Lumsden and
Lion Ray White placed
the first wreaths at sea
followed by wreaths by
Rev. Fagan, Rod MacKenzie of the Guysborough
Inshore Fishermen Association and wreaths from
Tiger II with Seamen’s Memorial wreaths.
the boats in the parade.
After a moment of silence the boats returned
to Canso.
This moving tribute
is held each year as
activities in the Canso
Regatta come to a close;
it is a project of the
Canso Lions Club with
the support of the fishing
community. Local fisherman Rod MacKenzie in
Tiger II was the lead boat
for the final tribute from
the community.
Mary Cooke of the "With a Little Help Society" of Erinville presents a cheque for
$1000 to Bill Innis, Co-Chair of the Guyborough Memorial Hospital Foundation
Fundraising Campaign, as a donation towards the renovation and expansion of
Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Contributed Photo
Lion Ray White and Reverend Darroch Fagan lay wreaths at sea during the annual boat parade and blessing of the fleet. Canso Lions Club Photos
Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s
8296 Hwy #7, Sherbrooke, NS B0J 3C0
(p) 902 522 2049 (f) 902 522 2309
Sherbrooke Water Utility
Water Main Replacement in Historic Sherbrooke Village
Sealed tenders addressed to Marian Fraser, Finance Officer/Deputy Clerk,
Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, PO Box 296, Sherbrooke, B0J 3C0 and
marked on the envelope or via email to [email protected]
“TENDER – Excavation work for Water Main Replacement”
will be received until 12 noon, Wednesday, Sepetember 3rd, 2014 for the removal
and disposal of asphalt paving from the streets within the Historic Sherbrooke
Village Compound, trench excavation, backfill and compaction of the new water
mains and laterals and graveling of the streets. For a full tender package,
including the tender bid form and diagrams please contact the Municipality at
902-522- 2049. Tenders must be accompanied by a bid bond or security in favor
of the Owner for not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the tender as
outlined in the tender documents.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Area boats participate in the Seamen’s Memorial Boat Parade.
SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO [email protected]
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Politics is not a game
Protecting natural beauty
Last week former Conservative staffer Michael
Sonna found out the hard way that politics isn't a
game. Sonna was found guilty in a Guelph, Ontario courtroom for his role in what has come to be
known as the Robocalls controversy. He will be
sentenced next month and in theory could get up
to five years in jail. While it is unlikely that Sonna
will have the book thrown at him, he could face
some time in the crowbar hotel. And despite his
young age, 25, he does not seem to have much of
a future in politics.
Sonna more or less personifies the image folks
get when they think of the term "boys in short
pants," which has become the current way of
stereotypically describing the young folks who work
on Parliament Hill these days. While you will find
those types (we used to call them Type A personalities) in all political parties, it seems that the kids
working in the current government have taken their
role to a whole new level.
From what we read and hear, some of these
young guns operate with reckless abandon. They
bark out orders from the Prime Minister's Office
to MPs and senior public servants. That a 25year- old, with little or no life experience can find
herself or himself in a position to have that sort
of influence, or at least perceived influence, tells
you about all you need to know about the state of
politics in Ottawa these days.
Many believe Sonna did not act alone and some
commentators hold that he should do the right
thing and name names. While we should obviously
find out who knew what, when and who exactly
was in on the scheme, going forward it is far more
important that everyone understand what the Robocalls episode represents.
Every generation of political watchers holds
that the decorum and the state of politics they
witnessed is the worst ever. The Diefenbaker years
were classics with the old chief fighting with both
the Liberal government of Lester Pearson and his
own caucus. Pierre Trudeau's famous "fuddle-duddle" remark to an opposition MP in Question
Period sort of embodied political tension in the
seventies, the then Liberal MP Sheila Copps climbing over chairs to challenge Tory minister Sinclair
Stevens at a committee meeting in the 1980s
and of course Gomery and other inquiries in the
1990s, have all left bruises on the political landscape in Canada. However, we think it is at a whole
new level when a party worker, even unauthorized,
feels that he or she can manipulate the democratic
There are likely many reasons as to why politics
has sunk to such a low level. Part of it is social
media and technology in general, which makes it
easier to spread the message, true or not, about
a political opponent. Another is a distinct lack of
respect among politicians in Ottawa these days.
Justin Trudeau and his Liberal supporters rightly
feel as though he is personally being attacked
in Conservative advertising. On the other hand
Stephen Harper and the Tories would tell you that
the Tory messages are lollipops compared to what
the governing Liberals were saying about him and
his party back in 2005 and 2006. The difference is
that technology advancement in the last few years
has served to intensify the cynicism and mistrust
among politicians themselves, and Canadians'
fatigue with politicians generally.
So who can change the tone of politics today?
The people of course. We must demand of our
leaders a certain level of civility where Question Period looks more like a passionate discussion and
debate among the representatives of the people
and less like a scene from the old World Wrestling
Federation. Maybe then we will attract more of the
the kind of folks who want to make a positive contribution to government and Canada as opposed to
simply trying to manipulate the political system.
Politics is not a game to be manipulated. The
fact that one person (and maybe others) almost
got away with treating it as such and potentially
altering the outcome of an election is a warning to
all of us.
To the Editor,
Just read the letter to The
Journal by Alicia Horton
and Coady Avery. Well
written! Perhaps public
servants have been
schmoozed into devilish
We, the people, have
a grand opportunity to vi-
sualize a different future
for the gem of a coast we
call home. Twenty years
ago protestors young
and old captured the
attention of global media
when teenagers and
grandmothers proudly
wore prison bracelets.
Their crime was to stop
the ravaging of old growth
forests on Vancouver
Island. Today the area is
a beloved tourist destination; actions to protect
nature made Clayoquot
Sound famous!
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Creative and colourful parade floats make their way through the streets of Canso
on Saturday as part of the Canso Regatta. Renee Sagebear Photos
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 5
Murphy’s Law
By Helen Murphy
It happened as I feared
it would. I came home
Friday after work to find
an unknown male in my
home. He was a little
fellow, only about a foot
long and six inches tall
-- but he was strange all
the same.
Katherine had not
alerted me to her
last-minute decision to
buy a dog that day. She
had pretty much decided
on the one she wanted,
but the timing of the
purchase developed a
sudden urgency.
"Mom they said they
were going to sell the dog
to a girl and her father
from Montreal if I didn't
go and buy it today" she
said by way of explanation.
Yes, it was the old
“another buyer is waiting
in the wings” routine. I
considered making this
a teachable moment, but
since our household was
being turned upside down
by nervous little pup, I
decided the time wasn't
So I came home to
find my daughter's new
puppy cowering in the
corner, and my daughter
gone to work for the evening. I can't sugar-coat
it; that first night the dog
didn't like us, and we
didn't like the dog.
The thing looked like a
character from The Lion
King -- not the adorable
little Simba, but rather
the evil uncle Scar, if you
can imagine him as a
pup. The dog glowered
at us from the shadows,
snapping if I tried to pet
And for this pleasure,
our daughter paid $500.
Let me stress, this dog
is not a pure breed. He
is half Pekingese and
half Pomeranian. I always
thought such beasts were
called mutts and found
accommodation through
signs that read, "To give
away to a good home..."
But no, apparently they
are called "designer
breeds" and they come
kind of dog
with a hefty price tag.
Katherine has decided to call him Tuuka,
after the star Finnish
goalie that the Toronto
Maple leafs unwisely
traded away. Her Dad
and I prefer to call him
Stitch, after the alien
dog in Lilo and Stitch (to
whom he also bears a
resemblance) or sometimes Verdell, after the
dog in the Jack Nicholson movie "As Good as
It Gets," just because we
know it annoys Katherine.
But I have to admit
that the ankle-biter (literally) is growing on me.
Day two was much better
and his little personality
is starting to shine. He's
not actually a Scar, he's
actually a lot like his
owner: an uncontrollable
bundle of energy who
takes frequent naps.
Run and crash, run and
crash, repeat.
I realize now that
$500 is just the start.
We've only had him a few
days and his wardrobe
already rivals mine.
But it's not my money
-- Part II
this time.
Actually I'm thinking
that my role isn't so bad.
Our new addition: ugly enough to be cute. Contributed Photo
Maybe it's a little like
having grandkids. I get to
play with him, sneak him
treats and then give him
back when he's annoying.
Central Nova Report
100th anniversary of WWI
By Peter MacKay
This month marks the
100th anniversary of the
start of WWI.
It was in August 1914
that the world would be
forever changed by the
enormity of a conflict
that was unfolding. Although fought on shores
far from Canada, in the
process it would play a
defining role in the development of our nation.
Our country fought
valiantly, and paid a
heavy price - fighting
alongside British, French
and Russian troops
against the aggression
of the Central Powers.
In battles at Ypres,
The Somme, Vimy Ridge,
and Passchendaele, our
Canadian soldiers fought
valiantly and incurred
important losses of life brave men, all too young
to die. The efforts of our
soldiers, at these battles
in particular, became
tremendous sources of
national pride. In time,
historians have rightly
assessed that these
battles became defining
moments in our nation’s
The scale of this
conflict was staggering,
as were the casualties;
there were upwards of
70 million combatants nine million of whom never returned home, with
equally as many civilians
among the casualties.
From this number, more
than 650,000 Canadians
served, 66,000 fell and
172,000 were wounded.
This was at a time
when our nation’s population was less than
eight million people. By
today’s standards, that
would be the equivalent
of nearly three million
Canadians fighting. The
cumulative war effort
consumed nearly all of
our nation’s energies.
The First World War,
which ended with the
signing of the Treaty of
Versailles on November
11, 1918, was not only
significant for its scale
but also for the fact that
we successfully fought to
defend freedom and the
rule of law.
Many of us had
relatives participating in these conflicts
whose lives were forever changed. It is for
this reason that, 100
years on, stories of their
bravery and sacrifice still
hit so close to home.
That is also why we as
Canadians can look
back on our sacrifices
with such pride, and why
milestones like this are
so important to mark.
Lest we forget.
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough invites proposals for the installation
of a new dry hydrant located on Dover Road, Little Dover near Maguire Lake.
Hydrant must be installed and all associated ground work MUST BE completed
prior to SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, no exceptions as per Permits from the Department
of Environment. Prices shall include all equipment, materials and associated
work, excluding HST. Also include a bid bond or certified cheque for ten (10%) of
the tendered price , payable to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough as
bid security, Letter of Good Standing with the Workers Compensation Board of
Nova Scotia, and proof of liability insurance. NOTE: Tender will only be awarded
and work commence upon the receipt of all necessary Provincial Permits/
Proposal documents, site location, and specifications for the site are available
from the Municipal Office, Guysborough, N.S.
Sealed proposals plainly marked "Dry Hydrant" will be received at the office of
the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, 33 Pleasant Street, Guysborough
until 2:00 P.M., August 22, 2014.
Opening 2:05 P.M., August 22, 2014 at same location
Proposals which are considered to be informal unbalanced or not in accordance
with any aspect of the Proposal Document may be rejected. The Municipality of
the District of Guysborough reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, not
necessarily accept the lowest proposal or to accept any which it may consider to
be in the best interest of the Municipality based on but not limited to construction,
suitability, and price. The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality,
informality or technicality in any proposal.
Shawn Andrews
Protective/IT Services Coordinator
Municipality of the District of Guysborough
33 Pleasant Street, P.O.Box 79
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0
(902) 533-3705 x.231
[email protected]
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Friends, family and fun at Canso Regatta 2014
ABOVE: This past weekend saw many highlights of the 2014 Canso Regatta, including the parade, dory races, trap-hauling competition and community pub crawl.
BOTTOM LEFT: Nick Mackenzie takes a turn at bat. BOTTOM CENTRE: Jeff George
puts on a brave face awaiting his fate in the Dunk Tank. Susan O'Handley Photos
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 7
Mariner’s Day: Moving
By Stuart MacLean, CEO
Nova Scotia’s fishing
communities boast some
of the most beautiful
scenery in our province:
diverse, picturesque
shorelines, wharves
lined with fishing vessels, and boats bobbing
along in the water. These
incredible maritime settings can truly take your
breath away. They represent a core part of the
fabric of our province.
In the midst of some
of this beautiful scenery,
however, also stand large
granite monuments,
each providing a harsh
reminder of the hardship
that has long been a
part of Nova Scotia’s
fishing history. The long
lists of names etched
into the stones remind
us of the lost ships and
fishing vessels, and people who have lost their
lives at sea.
In honour of Mariner’s
Day, which is recognized
of the
toward a future of safe traditions
Workers' Compensation Board
the second Sunday in
August, I recently visited
some of these monuments. And I was particularly struck by the ones
that are blank. The ones
that sit there looming,
waiting and anticipating
the future names to be
engraved, the tragedies
yet to happen. The tragedies that no one wants
to see.
It’s that expectation
of fatality – the feeling
of it’s not a matter of
if, but rather when, the
next fishing tragedy will
happen – that many of
us are working together
to change.
Although fishing is an
industry deeply rooted
in tradition, the future is
full of opportunity to create new, safe traditions.
And many of these are
already slowly starting to
emerge, take hold and
grow within the industry.
Every day we see and
hear of people not just
thinking differently, but
acting differently, about
fishing safety on wharves
and vessels around the
PFDs are popping up
everywhere, and many
fishermen are eager
to share their stories
of wearing them while
they work. When a PEI
fisherman attended a
safety demonstration in
Nova Scotia and discovered the importance of
having a ladder on board
his boat in case a crew
member goes overboard,
he returned home and
wrote an article in his
community paper encouraging others to equip
their boats with ladders
And last November,
when the fishing season
in Southwest Nova was
delayed due to weather
conditions, we heard
fishermen comment in
the media with things
like, “Safety is the
reason, nothing else.
You never want to lose
anybody,” and “If it saves
one man’s life, it’s worth
These are just some
of the actions we’re seeing and hearing about,
but nonetheless, they
are a strong sign of a
shift in the industry. And
we are doing everything
we can to help grow this
Over the past few
months, we at the WCB,
along with our partners
at the Department of
Labour and Advanced Education, the Department
of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Fisheries Safety
Association of Nova
Scotia and the Nova
Scotia Fisheries Sector
Council, have been working closely with industry
representatives to create
a Safe at Sea Alliance.
We’ve been engaging
fishermen, their families
and other community
members, bringing leaders together, and visiting
wharves and communities across the province
to hear about what
might be different so
that fishing can happen
more safely. At the same
time, we’ve also been
engaging those who can
ultimately help facilitate
the changes needed,
including partners from
other associations and
various departments and
levels of government.
Our goal is to create the conditions for
success so that our
province’s proud fishing
traditions carry on in a
way that reduces the risk
of people not coming
home to their families.
And ultimately, working together, the Safe at
Sea Alliance – industry,
government and other
partners – will use all of
the thoughts, comments
and recommendations
gathered over the past
few months to develop
an action plan that will
help shape the future
fishing in Nova Scotia.
Because in order for
our future fishery to
be bright, vibrant and
prosperous, it needs to
be safe.
As I look to the
future of fishing in Nova
Scotia, I envision a day
when we all believe
that workplace injuries
are preventable. And,
recognizing the risks
inherent in the industry, I
envision a day when the
whole industry embraces health and safety. I
firmly believe the key to
achieving this lies within
all of us continuing to
work together and grow
the safety culture that
has already started to
take root.
day's announcement is
about incenting a global
leader to continue to
invest, grow and be innovative in Nova Scotia."
The Mulgrave facility
has been in operation
for 15 years, producing
more than 175 billion
servings of MEG-3
(Omega 3 healthy fish
oil), which have been
consumed worldwide.
For more information on
DSM, visit www.dsm.
DSM to invest $30 million in Mulgrave expansion
From page 1
be a significant move to
further solidify Nova Scotia as an international
player in this market."
To ensure DSM
invests and grows in the
province, Nova Scotia
Business Inc. has signed
two agreements with the
NSBI's payroll rebate
agreement will encourage DSM to create up
to 50 new jobs in Nova
Scotia over five years. A
second agreement will
also encourage a capital
investment of at least
$30 million to increase
capacity at its Mulgrave
facility. The company
must maintain at least
200 jobs over the five
years to be eligible.
DSM can earn up to
$6,225,000 in rebates
through NSBI's Strategic
Investment Funds.
These two agreements represent more
than $86 million in salaries for Nova Scotia's
economy, with employees
paying provincial person-
Consultative Process for Approval Under
The Environment Act
This is to advise that Eastern Shore Haulage Inc. is proposing to operate a
Septage Disposal Facility in accordance with the Environmental Act and the
Activities Designation Regulations.
••The Proposed Location of Activity is Watts Section, Sheet Harbour, on
lands owned by Eastern Shore Haulage Inc.
••Nature and Description of Activity is to provide lime stabilization for
septage disposal on their lands in Watts Section.
••Purpose of Activity is to provide a septage pumping and disposal service
for the Sheet Harbour area
al income taxes of about
$10.5 million.
"This was a competitive situation and a big
win for Nova Scotia,"
said Peter MacAskill
vice-president, Nova
Scotia Business Inc. "To-
Martin Marietta Materials Canada Limited (MMMCL) is currently accepting
applications for the following positions at the Plant located in Auld’s Cove, Nova
Heavy Equipment Operators
Stationary Plant Operators
Heavy Duty Mechanic
The quarry operation located adjacent to the Strait of Canso is a supplier of
crushed granite locally and throughout the Eastern Seaboard, the Gulf Coast
States, and the Caribbean.
This is a unionized environment, offering excellent benefits and working
Resumes may be submitted to the following address:
For additional information please contact:
Mr. Robert Rowe P.Eng., MPH.
Hiltz and Seamone II Co. Ltd.
76 Coldbrook Village Park Drive,
Coldbrook, NS B4R 1B9
Phone: 902-678-2774
Comments may also be sent to:
Nova Scotia Environment
30 Damascus Road, Suite 115,
Bedford, NS B4A 0C1
Phone: 902-424-7773
Martin Marietta Materials
P.O. Box 278
Mulgrave, Nova Scotia
B0E 2G0
Fax: 902-747-2396
Email: [email protected]
No telephone calls please.
Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Martin Marietta Materials is an equal opportunity employer.
Page 8 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
uuu Welcome to the Eastern Nova Scotia
12:45 p.m.
•• Beef Classes (Ring C):
Jr. Showmanship, Sr. Showmanship,
Champion Showmanship, Shorthorn Calf
Heats, Simmental Calf Heats, Limousin
Calf Heats, Replacement Heifer Heats,
Champion Beef Calf
Baxter Family Rodeo
Friday, August 29 at 7:00 pm
Little Moe's Dog Show
Saturday, August 30 at 1:15 pm and 5:00 pm
2:45 p.m.
•• Grand Champion Showmanship
Wednesday, August 27: 4-H Day
Tug-of-war weigh-ins will be on
Monday August 25, at 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes (Main Arena):
Showmanship, Equitation
•• Miniature Horse Classes
(Outdoor Ring)
9:30 a.m.
•• Dog Classes (Ring A):
Showmanship, Obedience
4:00 p.m.
•• 4-H Tug of War Light & Heavyweight
9:00 a.m.
•• Draft Horse Line Classes (Main Arena):
Light & Heavy Clydesdales, Percherons,
Belgians, Jr. Showmanship, Sr.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
•• Line up for 4-H Parade
6:45 p.m.
•• 4-H Parade
7:15 p.m.
•• 4-H Tug of War Semi-Finals & Finals
7:45 p.m.
•• Miss & Master Competition
•• Goat Classes (Ring B):
Showmanship, Conformation
8:15 p.m.
•• 4-H Tug of War Finals
9:45 a.m.
•• Sheep Classes (Ring C):
Showmanship, Conformation
8:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #10 Road Hack Pony, Class #23,
Road Hack Horse – Jr. Rider, Class #24,
Road Hack Horse – Sr. Rider, Class #11,
Pony Command English or Western
1:00 p.m.
•• Clydesdale Team – Light
1:20 p.m.
•• Percheron Team – Light
6:00 p.m.
••ENTERTAINMENT (Outdoor Stage):
6:30 p.m.
Russian Family Circus Entertainment
7:45 p.m.
•• Four Horse Hitch – Clydesdale
8:00 p.m.
•• Four Horse Hitch – Percheron
8:15 p.m.
•• Four Horse Hitch – Belgian
8:30 p.m.
1:40 p.m.
•• Belgian Team – Light
2:00 p.m.
Russian Family Circus Entertainment
2:40 p.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #18 English Pleasure Horse – Jr.
Rider, Class #19 English Pleasure Horse –
Sr. Rider, Class #09 English Pleasure Pony
10:30 a.m.
•• Waterfowl Classes (Ring B):
Showmanship, Conformation
10:45 a.m.
•• Poultry Classes (4-H Barn, in cages):
3:30 p.m.
•• Clydesdale Team – Heavy
10:45 a.m.
•• Rabbit Classes (Ring C):
Conformation, Showmanship
11:30 a.m.
•• Dairy Classes (Ring A):
Sr. Showmanship, Jr. Showmanship,
Champion Showmanship
12:45 p.m.
•• Calf Classes (Ring A):
Holstein Calf Heats, Ayrshire Calf Heats,
Other Dairy Breed Heats, Champion Dairy
Russian Family Circus Entertainment
3:45 p.m.
•• Percheron Team – Heavy
Thursday, August 28
8:30 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes (Outdoor Ring):
Class #01 – Grooming & Conditioning
Horse, Class #02 – Grooming &
Conditioning Pony, Class #03 – Halter
Pony, Class #04 – Halter Horse Mare,
Class #05 – Halter Horse Gelding, Class
#06 – Small Fry Showmanship, Class #07
– Junior Showmanship, Class #08 – Senior
4:00 p.m.
•• Belgian Team – Heavy
4:15 p.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #26 English Command Horse - Jr.
Rider, Class #27 English Command Horse
- Sr. Rider, Class #16 Hunter Hack Pony,
Class #17 Hunter Hack Horse, Class #49
Horse / Pony & Dog Relay, Class #40
Small Fry Pleasure, Class #43 Small Fry
Friday, August 29
9:00 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes: (Outdoor Ring):
Class #12 Cross Rails, Class #13 2′
Hunter Over Fences, Class #21 English
Equitation – Jr. Rider, Class #22 English
Equitation – Sr. Rider, Class #41 Small
Fry Equitation, Class #42 Small Fry Egg &
Spoon, Class #30 Western Pleasure Pony,
Class #46 Pet Pony, Class #39 Western
8:30 a.m.
•• Cattle Show (Main Arena)
1:00 p.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #31 Western Pleasure Horse – Jr.
Rider, Class #32 Western Pleasure Horse
– Sr. Rider
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 9
a Exhibition, August 28 to 31, 2014 uuu
NEW FOR 2014:
Russian Family Circus
Wednesday, August 27 at 8:45 pm
Thursday, August 28 at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Friday, August 29 at 4:45 pm
1:30 p.m.
•• Single Hitch – Percheron
1:45 p.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #28 Western Command Horse – Jr.
Rider, Class #29 Western Command Horse
– Sr. Rider
9:00 p.m.
•• Maritime Barrel Racing
Heat #1
10:00 p.m.
•• MacLean Forestry Pole Bending
Heat #1
2:15 p.m.
•• Tandem Hitch – Percheron
2:30 p.m.
•• Single Hitch – Clydesdale
2:45 p.m.
•• Light Horse Class:
Class #25 Road Hack Horse Stake – $50
3:10 p.m.
•• Tandem Hitch – Clydesdale
3:25 p.m.
•• Single Hitch – Belgian
3:40 p.m.
•• Light Horse Class:
Class #20 English Pleasure Horse Stake
Saturday, August 30
3:00 p.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #50 Dare to Wear Pink Charity
Class, Class #48 Egg & Spoon Class, Class
#47 Toilet Paper Pairs
4:30 p.m.
•• Best Overall Draft Horse Team
(Open to All Breeds)
5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
•• Maritime Barrel Racing
Heat #3
2:15 p.m.
•• MacLean Forestry Pole Bending
Heat #3
6:00 p.m.
••ENTERTAINMENT (Outdoor Stage):
6:30 p.m.
•• Maritime Barrel Racing
Heat #2
7:30 p.m.
•• MacLean Forestry Pole Bending
Heat #2
3:00 p.m.
•• Four Horse Hitch Classic
(Open to All Draft Horse Breeds)
8:45 p.m.
•• Six in Hand Draft Horse Hitch
(Open to All Breeds)
•• ENSE Draft Horse $250 Participation
3:15 p.m.
•• Four Horse Hitch Driving Competition
(Open to All Draft Horse Breeds)
9:15 p.m.
•• Tug of War Semi-Finals
3:30 p.m.
•• Light Horse High Point Awards
4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #14 2' Hunter Over Fences #2, Class
#15 2' Hunter Under Saddle, Class #44
Lead Line
••ENTERTAINMENT (Outdoor Stage):
10:00 a.m.
•• Unicorn Hitch – Percheron
5:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
•• Tug-of-War Finals & Consolation
(Main Arena)
10:15 a.m.
•• Unicorn Hitch – Clydesdale
10:30 a.m.
•• Unicorn Hitch – Belgian
4:10 p.m.
•• Tandem Hitch – Belgian
4:45 p.m.
Russian Family Circus Entertainment
5:30 p.m.
•• Ring Setup
6:00 p.m.
••ENTERTAINMENT (Outdoor Stage):
10:45 a.m.
•• Light Horse Class:
Class #45 Costume Class
11:00 a.m.
•• Draft Horse – Ladies Driving Competition
11:15 a.m.
•• Draft Horse – Junior Driving Competition
11:25 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #51 Exhibition Horse Barrels #1,
Class #55 Pony Barrels #1, Class #53
Exhibition Horse Poles #1, Class #57 Pony
Poles #1
1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
•• Single Horse Pull
(Outdoor Ring)
2:00 p.m.
•• Draft Horse – Ladies Cart Class
2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. (Draft Horse Barn)
•• Draft Horse Shoeing Demonstration
•• Heaviest Horse Competition
•• Tallest Horse Award
•• Best Matched Team in Barn (measured)
••ENTERTAINMENT (Outdoor Stage):
2:15 p.m.
•• Draft Horse – Junior Cart Class
2:30 p.m.
•• Tug of War
The Exhibition will do everything possible
to ensure that all events run on time.
Sunday, August 31
8:30 a.m.
•• Light Horse Classes:
Class #36 Pony Trail, Class #37 Horse
Trail, Class #38 Open Trail Stake Class
– Horse & Pony, Class #34 Western
Horsemanship – Jr. Rider, Class #35
Western Horsemanship – Sr. Rider, Class
#33 Open Western Pleasure Horse Stake
Class, Class #54 Exhibition Horse Poles
#2, Class #58 Pony Poles #2, Class #52
Exhibition Horse Barrels #2, Class #56
Pony Barrels #2
However, all times are subject to change.
Page 10 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Feature Article
Book launch: Canso women share their stories
Several years ago Susan
O'Handley had an idea
about sharing an important aspect of Canso's
history. She was looking though the Canso
History book and thought
about all the women in
the area and how they
have contributed to their
respective communities.
She wanted the voices
of some of the senior
women to be heard.
O'Handley often listens
to her own mother Winnie Roberts tell stories
about growing up in rural
Nova Scotia and what it
was like, and she knew
there were lots of stories
to be told.
Many women played
key roles in developing
things like schools, day
cares, medical infrastructure and the like. “As a
member of society we
each play an important
role in insuring our communities are all they can
be and that each small
or large contribution is
very important,” says
O`Handley. She also believes the most important job in the world is
being a mother, so this
began her quest to have
some wonderful stories
put in print.
O`Handley has been
working with Eastern
Communities Youth
Association (ECYA) since
it began in 1998, so
it made sense for her
to approach that group
with her idea and tie the
whole thing together by
having a youth do the
majority of the work.
The "Bridging the Gap"
project began with assistance from a federal
Nadine Blackburn was
just out of StFX University with an English background and was excited
to be involved. Nadine
was hired and the work
was started. A small
committee consisting
of Joe Walsh, Melinda
Bouchie, Darren Bennett
and O`Handley oversaw
the project. There were
a few delays in getting
this book finished and
published that were
beyond ECYA's and the
committee's control.
However, the end project
of five short stories from
five wonderful ladies was
With the delays, only
two of the ladies are still
alive at the time of the
book launch on Sunday,
August 17. Gertie MacKenzie, Bertha Murphy
and Edna Bond are now
deceased. Unfortunately
Bernice Bond wasn't
feeling well enough to
attend the launch, so
that left only left one of
the storytellers, Winnie
Roberts, at the event on
Family and friends
came to celebrate the
book launch at the
Canso Library. O`Handley
gave a short history of
the project and then read
excerpts from the book,
along with Janet Delorey,
ECYA chair. Copies of the
books were donated to
the Canso Library and
the Fanning Education
Centre/Canso Academy,
along with one to Winnie
Roberts. A single copy
was given to a member
of each storyteller's
familiy. The remaining
books were sold at the
event for $15, which was
just covering the cost of
the book, as this was not
a fundraiser, but rather
recording a part of our
history for future generations. ECYA will do a second printing if people are
interested in purchasing
the book. Contact ECYA
Office at 366-2559 for
more information.
Winnie Roberts autographing her story. Eastern Communities Youth Association Photos
Monday – 9 am to 1 pm
Tuesday – 9 am to 1 pm
Wednesday – 9 am to 1 pm
Thursday – 9 am to 1 pm
TOP: Stella Rideout accepting a book on behalf of Edna Bond's Family. BOTTOM:
George Murphy accepting a book on behalf of Bertha Murphy's Family.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 11
Canso Scouts venture
to the 'Edge of the Earth'
Mixed scramble at Osprey Resort
Nine teams took in a
Mixed Scramble at the
Osprey Shores Golf Resort on Saturday, August
16. The golfers were
treated to great weather and a well-groomed
course. Thanks to all
who played in this event.
The winning team,
with a score of 66, was
made up of Jack Hart,
Evelyne Jamieson, Derek
Hart and Glen Rees.
Three teams tied for
second with scores of
68. One of the teams
tied for second was a
Junior team made up of
Daniel Warner, Mitchell
Contributed Photos
Warner, Avery Warner
and Kristen Hartley. It
was great to see young
members playing in this
event. Tie was broken by
drawing names.
The winner of closest to the hole on hole
number 2 for the Ladies
was Kim Brow, who also
won longest drive for the
Ladies on hole number
Derek Hart won closest to the hole for Men
on hole number 2.
Avery Warner won
longest drive on for Men
on hole number 5.
Lois MacDonald won
closest to the line on
hole number 1.
Special thanks to the
management and staff
of Osprey Shores Golf
Resort for their hospitality and to the course
staff for having the
course in great shape.
Thanks to our Municipal Recreation Department for their support.
Men’s Night is held
each Tuesday night at
6 pm and Ladies' Night
on Thursdays at 6 pm
at Osprey Shores Golf
Guests are welcome
on both nights.
TOP: The winning team of (left to right) Glen Rees, Jack Hart, Evelyne Jamieson
and Derek Hart. BOTTOM: the runner-up team of (left to right) Daniel Warner,
Mitchell Warner, Avery Warner and Kristen Hartley. Contributed Photos
Page 12 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Community News
Charlo’s Cove
and Area
by Russell Richard
Festival Savalette
brought many visitors to
Larry’s River last week.
John and Eileen
Power had their daughter
Nicolle from Scarborough, ON, visiting with
Ed and Theresa
Pellerin welcomed their
daughter Deborah and
her husband Rory Dolan
and twin grandsons Sam
and Justin, from Kingston, ON.
Lorraine Black and
Barbara Fowlie spent
the week at Lorraine’s
Visiting for Savalette
days at the old homestead of Bertha and
Allan Pellerin were their
families: Camille Avery,
Bernice Evans, Jean
Joudrey, Esther Pellerin,
Margie Robertson and
their children and grandchildren; Doug Avery
and Jerry, Gerard Avery,
Tracey, Kyle and Brandon,
Lynn Marlstone, Daren,
Emily and Christopher,
Glenn Pellerin and Rosalie, Carol Robertson, Tim
and Laura, Joanne and
Louis Goossine, Sandra MacNeil, Dave and
Spending the week
with their parents Jackie
and Dianne Pellerin were
their son Derek and
Ashley, along with their
children Jaylen, Alexis,
Damon and Khole from
Antigonish and their
daughter Adrienne and
Jason George and their
children Jocelyn, Addison
Cameron and Landon
from Cold Lake, AB.
Monique and son
Jake spent a couple of
days with her parents
Rod and Hilda Richard at
their cottage in the Cove,
before leaving on their
journey and move to
Franklin, Tennessee.
Visiting with Tracy
Dixon for a few weeks is
her sister-in-law Connie
Lefler from Irma, AB.
Visiting Herman and
Shirley England for a few
Happy 90th Birthday
Frank Lombardo
days are their daughter
Andrea and husband
Keith Pettipas is
home for a few weeks
with his family before
they all return to Hay River, NWT. Welcome home
Francis and Mary Ann
Delorey have returned to
Hay River after visiting
family for a few weeks.
Harold and Ann
Whitewood are visiting
the Cove for a few days;
always nice to see you
Gordie Pettipas has
gone back to work in
Regina after a short
Hughie and Geraldine
will be spending a few
days in the city visiting
their son Hugh Jr. and
Lisa and grandchildren
Stephen and Nicole.
They will also be spending some time with Geraldine’s family in Beaver
Lisa and Nicole spent
a few days with Lisa’s
mother Beatrice Pettipas, and they also spent
some time visiting her
mother and father-in-law
Hugh and Geraldine Richard. Beatrice also had
her son Michael visit for
a couple of days.
Sympathy to the
family of the late Christine Pellerin: to her
brother Danny (Karen)
and nephews Jonathan
and Jay, to special aunt
Regina Richard and Helen Delorey and special
friend Lorraine Black; our
thoughts and prayers are
with you.
Rod and Hilda Richard
spent a week at their
cottage and attended
the funeral of Christine
Claire Pellerin, Leduc,
AB is spending a week
with her sister Dianne
and Jackie Pellerin.
Claire was also here to
attend the funeral of
Christine Pellerin.
Michael and Marie
Pellerin , Ardoise, attended the funeral and spent
the weekend with Rod
and Hilda.
That’s all for this
week; see you on August
31. Till then, be well!
Isaac’s Harbour
and Area
by Alfreda Tate
Very nice in Isaac's
Harbour today; great
place to be during the
summer months.
The ongoing Flea Market at the District Health
Centre has been quite
successful. It will soon
be coming to a close,
as the summer student
will not be working after
August 22.
The Fitness Centre
has been quite busy, considering people now like
to do more walking during
the fine weather.
The Black Loyalist
people held their yearly
Memorial service in Goldboro, on Sunday, August
It's been good to
have lots of visitors in
the area. Judy and Leonard Silver, Ontario, are
spending some time in
the Goldboro area visiting
family and friends. Marion St. Pierre, London,
Ontario will be spending
three weeks in the area
visiting with family and
friends. Jim Tate, Truro,
visited with his parents
Harlan and Alfreda on
Sunday, August 10.
Kerry and Lisa Publicover
visited with Harlan and
Alfreda Tate on Wednesday, August 6.
Congratulations to
Chelsea MacLeod and
Travis Burke who were
married in Stormont on
Saturday, August 9, at
Salsman Park.
A couple of reminders:
Church time at the
Anglican Church, Country
Harbour Mines, are 9 am
and 7 pm, not 11 am.
The New to You Shop
is open every day from 1
to 3 pm.
Nice to see Harbourview Days on in New
Harbour. Activities have
been held during the past
Evie Sinclair spent the
past weekend in Antigonish, visiting with her
daughter Hazel and Jim
Quote : Have you
heard the story about the
little boy who came down
stairs one morning to find
his mother looking in the
cake tin with a puzzled
expression on her face ?
"There were two pieces
of cake when I put it away
last night, and now there
is only one," she said, "
Thomas , can you explain
what happened ?" "Yes,
Mum," Thomas replied , "
It was dark and I couldn't
see the other piece!"
Have a great week!
Seaside Festival cardboard boat races
Open House Invitation: Frank Lombardo of
Guysborough is turning 90 years young this month
and his family would like to invite all his friends,
family, community members and fellow Legion
members to drop by an open house to celebrate.
The open house will be held at the Royal
Canadian Legion Branch 81 Guysborough, on
Tuesday, August 26 from 3 to 5 pm.
Best wishes only!
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Ray’s Opinion
by Ray Bates
A rotten apple spoils the barrel
There is a proverb that
states: “a rotten apple
spoils the barrel”, meaning that a bad person
influences everyone he
or she comes in contact with thus making
them bad too. Can it
be possible that such a
thought could be altered
to apply to some individuals who find themselves
to be in situations of
authority and then they
adjust their initial good
intentions into self-rewarding and entitlement
mindsets thereby making
their positions into “rotten apples”?
Recently the media
has reported on individuals who have been
accused of misappropriating public funds
(taxpayers’ dollars). I
am certain that many of
us are able to cite the
names of others who too
have behaved improperly,
or possibly illegally, with
their dealings with government money (again
taxpayers’ dollars). I
shall only refer to three
of those media-referenced individuals: former
Alberta premier Alison
Redford (alleged to have
misused public money);
Senator Mike Duffy (alleged to have fraudulent
expenses); and Mayor
Susan Fennell, Brampton, Ontario, (alleged
to have inappropriately
charged $172,608 to expense accounts). Sadly
those three individuals
are not the first to misbehave nor, unfortunately, will they be the last.
It boggles my mind
when I think of politicians and political operatives who behave badly
once they are installed
into positions of authority and/or responsibility.
Having stated my puzzlement for those “rotten
apples”, I also must
express my admiration
for the many good and
honest individuals who
too occupy publicly-funded stations and strive
to always do their best
so as to be of value to
those they represent or
serve. To be fair to our
elected and appointed
representatives, many
other occupations also
are tainted by the few
who tarnish the good
reputations and deeds of
the many. I can recall inappropriate and unlawful
situations that involved
members of the police,
clergy and teachers - to
bring other scoundrels to
Somewhere along the
line a sense of entitlement has crept into the
mindsets of many -- be
they political, corporate
or otherwise. When or
where the belief began
that people are entitled to unjust shares of
public money is unknown
to me; it is like a cancer
that has appeared but
the body does not indicate its primary source.
I can’t speak for
others but I do wonder
what went wrong with
our financial accountability standards so as to
enable such practices
of entitlement to exist
and sometimes appear
to flourish. To my way of
thinking, whenever someone (individual, business,
organization, etc.) gets
the mythical government
money, then accountability and transparency must
reign supreme.
Redford, Duffy and
Fennell did submit
expense vouchers which
were subsequently
approved by individuals
in overseer positions
so how did the alleged
transgressions occur? I
do not believe there was
an organized conspiracy
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 13
to commit illegal acts; I
think the accountability
rules were too relaxed
and/or those three
individuals’ positions of
power intimidated their
If you, as have I, ever
occupied an employment position in which
you were accountable
to an authority person
who had the power to
impact upon your career,
whether it was directly
or subtly, you too will
probably admit that such
unchecked power does
influence what a subordinate acknowledges or
It is irritating to
hear of justification for
misused public moneys being supported by
statements such as the
following: “the guidelines were followed”;
to that I say “bunk”.
Guidelines might have
been observed but those
particular parameters to
protect our tax dollars
are occasionally simply
too slack and/or overly
generous. I have no problem with all justifiable
expenses incurred in the
performance of the duties of a position being
subsequently reimbursed
but those costs must be
scrutinized and reasonable.
Every time people
wrongly or unjustifiably
dip into our public funds
to obtain rewards for
themselves or others via
a self-serving sense of
entitlement, our systems of government are
weakened. The “rotten
apples” are spoiling the
honourable positions of
serving for the public
good. Those few “rotten
apples” are applying
more tarnish to the dwindling levels of respect
that electors hold for
the many holding public
offices, thereby also
eroding the amount of
participation within our
democratic system.
Thoughts about Ray’s
Opinion? Email [email protected]
Thank You
I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the kindness and support
shown to me by my family and friends during my recent illness. Special thanks
for the prayers said for me, floral tributes, get-well cards and for the visits and
telephone calls I received while in the hospital and at home. Special thanks to
Drs. Foley, Bell and Rangeni, nursing staff of Guysborough Memorial Hospital,
Drs. Boyd, Abdelgader, and Dr. Pereirra nursing staff of PCU St. Martha's
Hospital, Father Neil McKenna and Father Tom MacNeil for their spiritual
support, and to those who brought food to our home. Words cannot express
my appreciation for the caring support I received the past several weeks. Once
again, thank you.
Elizabeth Connolly
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:Guysborough County
Guysborough County
District RCMP responded to 30 calls for police
service between August
11th and August 17th,
2014. There were also
nine stationary checkstops conducted within
the county during this
same period. These
checkstops support
police efforts to improve
road safety in the area.
There were fifteen written warnings and four
motor vehicle charges
•• 2014-08-11 11:41
hours, a request was
received to assist a
client in contacting a
family member living
in Vancouver. Police
assisted the client
to the best of their
•• 2014-08-12 17:47
hours, RCMP investigated a traffic
collision in the Eight
Island Lake area.
A single vehicle
crashed after avoiding a deer on the
roadway. The driver was not injured
and there were no
charges laid.
•• 2014-08-12 19:03
hours, Police were
called to a home in
Goldenville due to a
disagreement regarding firearms. There
was no illegal activity. Police assisted
by transporting an
individual for other
support as required.
•• 2014-08-12 20:00
hours, RCMP received a 911 call in
the Little Dover area.
Police attended the
home and the call
was made in error.
No charges were
2014-08-13 12:37
hours, a historical
sexual assault was
reported by a Third
Party, but the alleged
victim has declined
to become involved.
This incident has
been recorded for
2014-08-13 13:29
hours, RCMP responded to a report
of Criminal Harassment complaint in the
Cooks Cove area. Advice was given regarding peace bonds and
the complaint was unfounded at this point.
The situation will be
monitored and the
client will return when
and if necessary.
2014-08-13 18:22
hours, RCMP responded to a report
of Criminal Harassment complaint in
the Upper Whitehead
area. Advice was
given regarding peace
bonds and the complaint was unfounded
at this point.
2014-08-15 17:17
hours, the RCMP
received a complaint
which fell under the
Municipal Bylaws.
This involved a complaint about noise
from a blueberry
field in the Boylston
area. Patrol made
and the situation will
be resolved when
the harvesting takes
place in the next few
•• 2014-08-16 03:58
hours, there was a
collision near Halfway
Cove involving a vehicle and a deer. No
injuries reported.
•• 2014-08-16 04:23
hours, an adult male
has been charged for
Aggravated Assault
after an incident in
Canso area which left
an adult male injured
and requiring medical
•• 2014-08-16 12:04
hours, RCMP are
currently investigating
a complaint of an
assault in the Private
Harbour area. This
matter is still under
•• 2014-08-16 17:26
hours, RCMP received
a complaint of shots
fired in the Durrell's
Island area of Canso.
A patrol was made
and it was discovered
that it was people
skeet shooting. Nothing illegal happening
and safety precautions were found in
•• 2014-08-17 01:21
hours, a Canso
area man is facing
charges of impaired
driving, several Motor
Vehicle Act charges
and overnight incarceration in Antigonish
after being stopped
by police during the
Canso Regatta activities.
•• 2014-08-17 22:41
hours, a report of an
abandoned vehicle
was received. Police
patrolled to the Lincolnville area. Investigation revealed the
vehicle had broken
Page 14 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
AGR Fastpitch League Standings
Lost 1
Won 2
Arisaig Blues
Lost 1
Trenton Rangers
Won 4
Lost 6
St. Andrew's
Lost 6
St. Joseph's
Farmer's Mutual
Won 1
Game 1: St. Joseph's at Guysborough (7:00 pm)
Game 2: St. Andrews at Arisaig (6:00 pm)
Game 3: We'koqma'q at Trenton (7:00 pm)
Game 4: Winner of Game 3 at Heatherton (6:30 pm)
Game 5*: Winners of Games 1 and 2
Game 6*: Losers of Games 1 and 2
* Games 5 and 6 will take place at the higher seed's home field.
The rest of the schedule will be determined as the games are being played.
These games will be in Pomquet on Friday and Saturday (rain date is Sunday).
Adam Rodgers Guysborough
Pat MacDougallArisaig4
Lawrence MacPherson Arisaig 3424
Aaron LongGuysborough5
Fabian DoironGuysborough3
Luke BrownArisaig2
Shawn LongGuysborough2
Trent MacDonaldArisaig2
Lyndon ConnollyGuysborough2
Fabian DoironGuysborough13
Shawn LongGuysborough12
Lawrence MacPhersonArisaig10
Shane CookeGuysborough9
Luke BrownArisaig8
Aaron LongGuysborough8
Trent MacDonaldArisaig7
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Love is in the air!
CAMPBELL, Ethel Louise
(Fraser) of MacPhersons
Mills, passed away Aug
6, 2014, in the Aberdeen
Hospital. Born November
23, 1918, near Lyndhurst
Hampshire, England, she
was the eldest child of
Thomas James Fraser of
Goldenville, Guysborough
County and Lillian Ethel
Street of Hampshire,
England. She moved to
Willowdale, Pictou County
in 1919. She moved
back to England in 1938,
served in World War ll
as an air- raid warden,
receiving the Volunteer
Medal, Sterling Silver
Medal, Overseas Medal
and the Defence Medal. Ethel married her
husband in 1941 in the
Garden of Eden, Pictou
County. She was a life
member of the Sunlight
Rebekah Lodge in East
River St. Mary’s and later
joined Dorcas Rebekah
Lodge in Thorburn. She is
survived by two daughters Mary (Gerry) Kienas
of B.C; Ruth (David)
MacLeod of MacPhersons Mills; chosen
daughter Pat MacDonald
of New Glasgow; four
grandchildren, Heather
(Jack) Lees, Laurel (Rob)
MacLeod, Elizabeth (Don)
Lees, Kathy (Lauren)
Hine; several great-grandchildren; last surviving
sibling Isabel (Dennis)
Moat in England; nieces
Louise (James) Durie in
Scotland; Matthew Fraser
Moat in England. She
was predeceased by her
husband James (Jim),
two daughters Isabel
and Margie, brother
Lachlan (Bud), a sister
Margaret, age five, and a
great-grandchild Christian. Funeral service was
August 8 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow, Rev. Jeff Lackie
officiating. Burial will be
in the Garden of Eden
Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in Ethel's
memory can be made to
the VON or the Aberdeen
Palliative Care Society.
FOUGERE, (Wood) Mary
Catherine (85) of Auld’s
Cove died peacefully, with
family members by her
side, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish on Monday, August
11, 2014. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter
of the late Johnny and
Jessie (MacAskill) Wood.
She was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. Mary
remained in Auld’s Cove
after the passing of her
husband, until she moved
to Linwood. She took ill
in September, 2011, and
was cared for by her family until she was moved to
the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in April, 2014.
She loved gardening; she
was a wonderful cook
and displayed this by her
many years of preparing
Sunday dinners for all
of her family. She was a
member of St. Lawrence
Roman Catholic Church,
Mulgrave and CWL. She
was also a member of
the Ladies Auxiliary of
Auld’s Cove Fire Department. She was prede-
ceased by her husband
Vincent Adrian Fougere;
son John Wayne; daughter-in-law Barbara; infant
grandson John; sisters
Laura Fougere and Mary
Carol in infancy; brothers,
Jackie, Bernie, Allan and
Ronnie. She is survived
by sons, Glen (Helen),
Auld’s Cove; Carmen
(Kate), NL; daughter,
Karen (Roddy Bennett),
Linwood; brothers, Ken
(Catherine), Joe (Chrissy),
Larry (Linda), all of Auld’s
Cove; Danny (Jean), Cape
Jack; Vincent (Annie),
Port Hawkesbury; sisters,
Margie (Leo) Meagher,
Auld’s Cove; Barbara
Thompson, Antigonish;
sisters-in-law, Eileen
Wood and Mary Wood,
Auld’s Cove; grandchildren, John, Joel, Phillip,
Angela, Jeffery, Stephanie, Mary Ann, Josh,
Sandra, Brandon and
Matthew; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Lucas,
Rory, Jacqueline, Logan,
Jacob, Kaylen, MacKenzie
and Gianna. . Funeral
mass was 11 am Thursday from St. Lawrence
Roman Catholic Church,
Mulgrave with Father
Wade DeCoste officiating.
Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations
may be made to Heart
and Stroke Foundation
of Nova Scotia or to a
charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements under the
care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral
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