RCMP investigate suspicious activity in Antigonish Chedabucto


RCMP investigate suspicious activity in Antigonish Chedabucto
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Published since 1994 • Serving Guysborough County and Area • Vol. 23, No. 20 • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • $1 +HST
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St. Mary's
wants to
discuss openpen aquaculture
with Premier
By Lois Ann Dort
GRADING DAY: Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy celebrated accreditation with a ceremony and plaque presentation on Tuesday, May 13. Pictured from left to right: MLA Lloyd Hines; Ford Rice,
SRSB Superintendent of Schools; Tim Dort, co-chair, Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy
Accreditation Committee; CEC Grade 3 student Chloe Surette; Guysborough Academy Grade 11 student Jacob Halloran; Preston Jamieson, Grade 12 student and co-chair Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough
Academy School Advisory Council; Mary Jess MacDonald, SRSB chair; Barb Avery, Vice Principal Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy; and Paul Long, Principal Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy. Lois Ann Dort Photo
District of St. Mary's has
stood unwavering in its
opposition to open-pen
aquaculture. Council
recently sent a letter stating this position to the
new Minister of Fisheries
and Aquaculture, Keith
Colwell. Last week they
received an unexpected
response in a letter from
the minister, which was
read at Monday night's
regular council meeting.
Warden Michael Mosher
spoke to The Journal on
Tuesday about the content of the letter and the
next steps for council on
this issue.
“He thanked us for
our letter but he said he
was surprised that we
would be so critical of the
industry,” said Mosher.
“They are very pro salmon farm...They say there
Continued on page 3
Chedabucto Education Centre /
Guysborough Academy receives accreditation
By Lois Ann Dort
2009 the process to attain accreditation through
the Nova Scotia School
Accreditation Program
began at Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy. After an
internal review identified
key areas for improvement, the school advisory
council and accreditation leadership team
focused on mathematics
and increasing parental
involvement in school
life. By May of 2013 the
accreditation goals had
been met; Grade Primary to eight students
showed an increased
knowledge of basic facts
and ability to do mental
math while Grade 9 to 12
students showed a five
percent increase in mean
math grades. Parental
involvement increased
by 10 percent measured
against a baseline in the
2010/2011 school year.
On Tuesday, May 13 the
school celebrated these
achievements during a
presentation marking the
accreditation distinction.
The accreditation ceremony was kicked off by
a rendition of O Canada
by the Chedabucto Place
Jazz Band and welcoming
words from Principal Paul
Long. MLA Lloyd Hines
was on hand for the
ceremony and commended all those involved for
the work that went into
securing accreditation
congratulating them on
behalf of the Minister of
Education and Early Childhood Development Karen
Casey, who was unable
to attend the ceremony,
and himself. “This is an
effective and successful
Continued on page 3
RCMP investigate suspicious
activity in Antigonish
ANTIGONISH – At approximately 6:30 pm on
May 8, RCMP received a
call about a suspicious
vehicle on MacLellan
Street. An 11-year-old
girl was walking home
when a vehicle pulled up,
driven by a male, who
was the lone occupant of
the vehicle. At this time,
it appears the driver may
have attempted to reach
out to the girl.
Police can confirm that
the girl was not touched
or injured. The vehicle
is described as small
black compact possibly
a hatchback. The driver
is described as a white
male, approximately 30
years old, light brown
hair, average height, thin
with no facial hair.
The investigation is
still in the very early stages. The RCMP are trying
gather additional information and are asking
anyone with information
to come forward to the
Antigonish RCMP detachment (902 - 863-6500)
or by contacting the Nova
Scotia Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (8477),
text TIP202 + your
Continued on page 3
CEC Choir performs The Power of One at the accreditation ceremony on Tuesday, May 13. Lois Ann Dort Photo
Page 2 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Community Calendar
MAY 14
MAY 17 and 24
MAY 23
MAY 26
••Strait Area Chamber of
Commerce AGM, 6:30
pm at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.
Dinner, awards gala
and live entertainment.
Guest speaker: David
Smith, VP International
Operations, NuStar Energy. Admission is $65
for members and $75
for non-members. RSVP
by May 7 by calling
625-1588 or by visiting
••A Spring Breakfast will
be served from 7 to 10
am at the East River
St. Mary's Fire Hall (on
Sherbrooke Road by
the Pictou / Guysborough county line). Cost
is $7 for adults, $4 for
children age 5 to 10
and free for children
under 5.
••A Family Round and
Square Dance will
be held at St. Mary's
Parish Hall in Maryvale,
Antigonish County from
9 pm till midnight. Music provided by Rodney
MacDonald and Guest.
Admission is $10 for
adults, free for children
12 and under. Tea and
sweets will be provided.
••Join the Guysborough
and Area Garden Club
for a free workshop,
7 pm at Chedabucto
Place in Guysborough.
Topics: "Day Lilies" (by
Evie Fraser) and "Propagating Shrubs" (by Bill
Fraser). There will be
refreshments following
the workshop. Come
out and join us for this
information session.
MAY 16
••Port Felix Parish Picnic.
Prize Bingo, 7:30 pm.
10 cents a special.
MAY 16, 23, and 30
••Chase the Ace at the
Country Harbour Gun
Club, 7:30 to 9 pm.
Crib Game starting at
7:30 pm.
MAY 17
••Flea Market and Lunch
at St. Paul’s Church
Hall in West Ecum
Secum from 8 am to 1
••Country Breakfast at
the Country Harbour
Gun Club, 8:30 to
10:30 am. Cost is $7
for adults and $3 for
••Port Felix Parish Picnic.
2 pm: straw booth,
fish pond, sucker pull,
chocolate wheel, variety
wheel. 3:30 to 5:30
pm: hot roast beef
supper (includes rolls
/ biscuits / dessert /
hot and cold beverages), cost is $10 for a
large plate and $8 for
a small plate. 9 pm to
1 am: dance, live band
“Running On Empty”,
admission is $10 per
person (Age 19+).
MAY 18
••Port Felix Parish Picnic.
9 to 11 am: breakfast (pancakes, toast,
scrambled eggs and
sausage), cost is $5
per person. 2 pm: giant
card play (for lobster),
admission is $8 per
person. 3 to 5 pm: banana split sale, $3.50
each, sundae sale,
$2.50 each. 7 pm:
family variety concert,
admission is $5 per
••There will be a Kitchen
Party at the Guysborough Intervale Hall,
starting at 2 pm. Lunch
will be served. Local
entertainment. Admission is $5 per person.
MAY 19
••The Port Bickerton
Lighthouse Association
will be doing it’s spring
beach clean-up, beginning at 9 am. Please
remember to bring your
own gloves. A light
lunch will be served.
MAY 20
••There will be a planning
meeting for Harbourview Days (August 8 to
10), 7 to 9 pm at the
Harbourview Community Centre. It is important for all interested
persons to attend and
show their support.
MAY 21 and 28
••Palliative Care Volunteer Program (a
district-wide three day
program) ), from 8:30
am to 4:30 pm at St.
Martha's Regional
Hospital. Breaks and
lunch are provided
daily. Initial registration
is May 21, from 8 to
8:30 am. If interested,
call Norah-Lee Goulding
at 867-4500 Ext. 4419
or email at norah-lee.
[email protected]
MAY 24
••The St. Mary’s Garden
Club will hold their
Annual Plant Sale, 10
am at the Sherbrooke
Lions Hall. Plants will
be priced at $2.
••Flea Market at the
Country Harbour Gun
Club, 10 to 11:30 am.
To book a table ($5
each) call 328-2210 or
••The annual spring
Ladies Outreach will
be held in the Goshen
Community Centre at 7
pm. The flower-themed
program is presented
by the Ladies Fellowship of Goshen Gospel
Church and will be followed by refreshments.
MAY 25
••The 21st Annual Mini
Trail Goods and Services Auction, Highway
337, Lakevale, Antigonish. Viewing at noon
with auction at 1 pm.
Items include lobster
certificates, household
goods and decor, gravel, wood, homemade
baskets, baked goods,
dinners, boat rides,
gift certificates, children's items and more.
Canteen services will
be available (including
a limited number of
lobster sandwiches).
••The Chedabucto Place
Association is pleased
to announce that the
Men of The Deeps
will be appearing at
the Chedabucto Place
Performance Centre at
2 pm. The Men of The
Deeps are North America’s only coal miners
choir and have been
entertaining audiences
since 1966. This concert is generously supported by ExxonMobil.
Admission is $20 per
person. Call 533-2015
for tickets.
MAY 28
••A free Volunteer Food
Handler's Course is being presented by Nova
Scotia Agriculture Food
Safety and Enforcement at the Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough, and will run from
5:30 to 8:30 pm. This
free course – open to
all – is being arranged
by the Chedabucto
Curling Club Community Activity Society (CAS)
and the Royal Canadian
Legion, Guysborough.
The instructor will be
Sean O'Toole, Food
Safety Specialist. The
deadline to register is
Thursday, May 22. A
minimum of 25 participants are required
for the course to be
taught. The participants’ names and
phone numbers are to
be submitted to either
Ray Bates, CAS (5332528) or Edith Walker,
RC Legion (533-2098)
by May 22. Be prepared to leave a phone
MAY 29
••A Community Choir, under the direction of Iris
Hayes, will present a
Sacred Spring Concert
at Glenelg Presbyterian
Church, 7 pm (offering in support of the
breakfast program at
St. Mary’s Education
Centre). Please join us,
everyone is welcome.
MAY 31
••A turkey supper will
be held in the Goshen
Community Centre from
4:30 to 6 pm. Come
and enjoy an ample
meal topped off with
your choice of delicious
homemade desserts.
Cost is $12 for adults.
••A Community Choir,
under the direction of
Iris Hayes, will pres-
ent a Sacred Spring
Concert at the Indian
Harbour Lake Pentecostal Church, 7 pm
(offering in support of
the breakfast program
at St. Mary’s Education
Centre). Please join us,
everyone is welcome.
Church Hall in Guysborough from 9:30 am to
1 pm. To book a table
($5 each), call Irene
Taylor at 533-2541.
Sponsored by Wesley
United Church Women.
••Meat Roll for lobsters
at the Whitehead
Community Hall, 7 pm.
Admission is $10 per
person (Age 19+). In
support of Holy Trinity
Anglican Church.
••Variety Concert at
the Whitehead Community Hall, 7 pm.
Admission is $5 per
person. 50/50 tickets
available. Local talent,
everyone is welcome –
bring your instrument
and join us.
••A family dinner will be
held at Bethel Community Church, South
Lochaber at 5 pm,
followed by a concert
featuring singer, songwriter and comedian
Wendy Farha. This will
be an inspirational and
entertaining evening
for all.
••Meat Roll for lobsters
at the Whitehead
Community Hall, 7 pm.
Admission is $10 per
person (Age 19+). In
support of the Whitehead Community Association.
••Depression Awareness
Seminar with Wendy
Farha, singer, songwriter, musician, comedian
and speaker, 7 pm at
St. Mary's Education
Centre / Academy,
121 Old Hill Road,
Sherbrooke. While not
a trained professional
nor a medical doctor,
she shares valuable insights learned through
her own experience
with clinical depression. Also, as a breast
cancer survivor, she
speaks about how to
overcome life's obstacles with faith and
courage. Free admission; an offering will be
••Palliative Care Volunteer Program (a
district-wide three day
program) ), from 8:30
am to 4:30 pm at St.
Martha's Regional
Hospital. Breaks and
lunch are provided
daily. Initial registration
is May 21, from 8 to
8:30 am. If interested,
call Norah-Lee Goulding
at 867-4500 Ext. 4419
or email at norah-lee.
[email protected]
••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.
••Services for St. James
the Martyr Church in
Halfway Cove, 11 am.
••Services for Guysborough Baptist Church,
11 am. Come worship
the Lord and sing his
praises with us. All are
••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.
••Dog Social from 1 to 3
pm. We will meet at the
Guysborough ball field
and go for a walk along
the shore road.
••There will be a Flea
Market, Bake and Craft
Sale at Wesley United
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 3
CEC / GA receives accreditation
From page 1
school but I think we
already knew that,” said
Hines noting that all
four of his children had
attended this school.
Mary Jess MacDonald, chair of the Strait
Regional School Board,
addressed the audience
congratulating the school
on its success. “It's quite
impressive all the things
the students here are
involved in. You're doing
us proud...Continued
success to you all with
this excellent work.”
Municipality of the
District of Guysborough
Warden Vernon Pitts gave
a special commendation
to the Guysborough Academy Green Team lead by
Leona Purcell in partnership with the Guysborough Waste Management
Facility staff, particularly
Shane Cook. “It is really
unbelievable...We've had
some great successes
over the years...I am
honoured to be part of
the celebration today...I
am sure there are great
things in the future for all
of us.”
SRSB Superintendent Ford Rice said
pride in the school was
clearly evident and the
plan developed to meet
mathematics goals and
increase parental involvement was brought to fruition through a team effort
involving many stakeholders in the school community. He concluded, “As
a school board we will
continue to be there to
help you in the process.”
After the presentation of the accreditation
plaque to Principal Paul
Long by MLA Lloyd Hines,
Vice Principal Barb Avery
concluded the award
ceremony with closing
remarks. “This marks a
milestone for our school
community...We were
able to enhance our
school culture where we
are not just concerned
about what our students
are doing inside the
classroom but also what
they do on their own time
to reinforce lifelong learning... Strong parental
involvement leads to positive effects on student
Open-pen aquaculture
From page 1
is no evidence of harm to
other marine users.”
St. Mary's council is
solidly opposed to openpen fish farming. Mosher
sites concerns about
possible impacts on river
ecosystems and the flourishing lobster industry
in the area. “The lobster
industry has flourished
and we don't want to
jeopardize that.”
Both local MLA Lloyd
Hines and Premier
Stephen McNeil are
scheduled to attend a
meet and greet at the
St. Mary's Municipal
RCMP Inverness District
have arrested a young
person after conducting
a curfew check in Port
Hawkesbury, NS.
On May 10, 2014,
RCMP Inverness District
Officers conducted curfew
checks on persons who
are released from court
on house arrest. During
one curfew check police
determined a 17-year-old
Port Hawkesbury youth
was breaching his court
ordered conditions when
he was not in his residence as required.
The youth was arrested without incident later
that night and released
on additional conditions.
The RCMP's 2014
Policing Priorities include
crime reduction, which
includes offender management. Individuals on
certain court ordered conditions are identified and
managed on the RCMP Inverness District's Offender Management Program.
Officers are assigned
offenders, who conduct
random checks to ensure
alternate coordinator,
have been contracted
to update the emergency measures plan for
the Municipality of the
District of St. Mary's.
The EMO plan is a living
document which must be
revisited and revised on a
regular basis to deal with
the changing needs of
the municipality. Mosher
told The Journal that the
impact of climate change
has brought new challenges for EMO planning,
“Things become pertinent
to this municipality in a
way that they never have
been before.”
Suspicious activity in Antigonish
From page 1
RCMP arrest prolific offender
after curfew check
Office on May 24 from
1 to 2:30pm. Mosher
hopes that councillors
and concerned citizens
will have the opportunity, at that time, to bring
up their concerns about
open-pen fish farming in
the district.
In other business,
council passed a policy
regarding the use of
municipal cell phones,
pagers and desk phones.
“The policy is to govern
the use and responsibility for them,” explained
EMO coordinator
Shawn Mills and Lidvald
Haugen-Strand, the EMO
message to 'CRIMES'
(274637) or by Secure
Web Tips at www.crimes-
toppers.ns.ca. Calls to
Crime Stoppers are not
taped or traced and if
police make an arrest
and lay charges based on
a tip, callers qualify for
a cash reward from $50
Antigonish RCMP arrest
14-year-old impaired driver
CLYDESDALE -- Antigonish RCMP have charged
a 14-year-old youth with
impaired driving after a
crash on the evening of
May 8.
At approximately 6:35
p.m., Antigonish RCMP
responded to a single-vehicle crash on highway
245 and the Clydesdale
Road. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver,
who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, lost
control of his vehicle and
landed in the ditch. The
youth was not injured.
The Clydesdale area
youth faces charges of
Impaired Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle with
a Blood Alcohol Concentration over the Legal
Limit and Taking a Motor
Vehicle Without Consent
of the Owner. He was released from custody and
will appear in Antigonish
Youth Court on July 16,
2014. The investigation
is continuing.
Volunteers are needed!
For the 2014 Special Olympics Nova Scotia Provincial Summer Games in
Antigonish. The games will be held from June 20 to 22. To volunteer, go the
Special Olympics Nova Scotia web site at www.sons.ca and click on the
summer games volunteer registration link, or call 867-0119.
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is currently accepting
applications for the following summer student employment positions at the
Waste Management Facility:
General Labourer / Landfill Attendant – 2 positions (10 weeks)
General Labourer / Landfill Attendant – 1 position (14 weeks)
The General Labourer / Landfill Attendant will be directly responsible to the
Waste Management Facility Supervisor for the environmental clean up of the
site, sorting of construction and demolition materials, mowing, painting, and
assisting the public with proper sorting of waste. This position will require
knowledge of recycling programs and strong communication skills.
The normal hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
and the rate of pay is $10.40/hr. The anticipated start date for the 14 week
position is Monday, May 26th, 2014. The anticipated start date for the 10 week
positions will be Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Applications for these positions
will be received by the undersigned up to and including Friday, May 16th, 2014
by 4:00 p.m. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail or email to the
following address:
Ashley Cunningham
Municipal Clerk & HR Coordinator
Municipality of the District of Guysborough
33 Pleasant Street, P. O. Box 79
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0
[email protected]
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The federal factor in
provincial politics
An old tradition seems to be coming back in
fashion in Canadian politics. For many years, it
was not uncommon for provincial governing parties
to “campaign against Ottawa” if another political
party was running the federal government. This
usually occurred when a particular province felt its
mandate had been adversely affected by policies
developed and carried out by the federal government. Back in the mid 1990s cuts to the provinces
for health and education by the Liberal government
of Jean Chretien made the Liberals unpopular in
many provinces. In Atlantic Canada for example,
governments in all the provinces changed hands in
the ensuing years.
In recent times however the public’s opinion
of the federal government has, for the most part,
played a much lesser role. This is likely because
important transfers to provinces for health and
education have been relatively stable and as a
result has given the provinces less of a reason
to try to wedge the federal government into the
provincial election debate. Recent elections in Nova
Scotia and Quebec, for example, were focused on
the record of the Parti Quebecois and NDP governments respectively with very little mention of the
Conservative government in Ottawa. For its part the
Harper government has been loath to involve itself
in provincial campaigns, presumably because they
would have to work with the provincial party that
was elected.
However, the current Ontario election seems to
be running counter to the most recent traditions.
Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne has been very
aggressive in attacking the federal government,
with the prime minister’s office responding in kind.
It’s interesting that Wynne would see value in this
strategy given that her Conservative opponent in
Ontario, Tim Hudak, has given her much to attack with his controversial promise to eliminate
100,000 public service jobs if his party is elected.
So the question becomes why go after the Harper government? It may be that the Ontario Liberals
polling numbers suggest that the Prime Minister’s
numbers are weakening in Ontario. This would
come as no surprise to those of us in Atlantic
Canada where the federal Tories have been running
well behind Justin Trudeau and the Liberals since
his election as leader.
There are commentators who have said that
Harper’s public disputes with the Parliamentary
Budget Office, the Supreme Court, Elections Canada and other independent institutions has taken
the shine off of a fairly effective record in handling
the economy, reaching trade agreements and the
federal budget which is expected to be brought
into a surplus in the next fiscal year. Some of them
point to the fact that the Harper government has
been in power for almost a decade and among the
challenges it faces in its re-election bid in 2015 is
the natural desire of the public to see change at
some point.
It will be interesting to see if, in this case, a
provincial governing party is able to leverage the
apparent unpopularity of the Harper government for
their own electoral win. If successful, there will be
more than a few folks in Ottawa, from the pundits
to the opposition and on the government benches themselves, who will be wondering if Stephen
Harper and his Conservatives can win another term
in 2015.
Helen Murphy
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Jacob Cooke (left) accepts a $2500 donation from the Antigonish Kinsmen,
represented here by Jamie Bouchie (right). Cooke, along with parents Brian and
Mary, founded "With A Little Help Society" 10 years ago, which supports programs for those less fortunate. Contributed Photo
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On May 10, 2014 at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography the annual Chief
Scout/ Queen Venturer Awards were held. Jared Dixon of our 5th Canso and
Area Scout Troop received a Chief Scout Award. The Chief Scout's Award is
the highest award which can be achieved at the Scout level in Scouts Canada.
Pictured from left to right: Andrew Price, National Executive Commissioner and
CEO of Scouts Canada, Jared Dixon 5th Canso and Area Scout Troop and Richard
Dyke, Nova Scotia Council Council Commissioner. Contributed Photo
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 5
Murphy’s Law
By Helen Murphy
I had a wonderful Mother's Day gift on Sunday
-- something I gave to
myself, with the cooperation of others: a long,
luxurious afternoon nap.
Many sleep gurus
advocate against such
a snooze, especially if
you struggle with a good
night's rest. But I'm an
equal-opportunity sleeper
-- daytime, nighttime, at
my desk, wherever -- so
I'm not so restricted.
And since Mother's
Day started with a 20k
run as part of my training
for an upcoming half-marathon, followed by a satisfying brunch with family,
sleep came particularly
easy that afternoon. The
only problem was that I
crossed the threshold of
what constitutes a nap,
into the territory of a real
Of course the trouble
lies with the getting up
part. I find that sleeping
up to an hour means it
isn't a problem restarting
the day. But two hours
of slumber is a different
kettle of fish. I think the
body starts to think it's
down for the night, then
it's a struggle to wake
up and continue with the
In this case the struggle worked itself into my
dream. I dreamed I was
fighting with myself to
wake up. I was actually
badgering myself and
shaking myself to wake.
It went on and on; a vivid
and uneasy dream, until I
finally woke up.
I shared my dream
with a nap expert, my
22-year-old daughter
Katherine. Turns out she
too has had that same
kind of dream.
"And isn't it a rip-off?"
she said, with incredulity.
"I mean, it totally ruins
the last half of your nap!"
"Yeah!" I thought
to myself. "I've been
robbed!" That could have
been another 30 or 60
minutes of peaceful slumber, if my brain hadn't
decided to yell at me until
I finally came around.
For a moment I felt
I deserved some kind
of restitution for being
pulled in such annoying
fashion from a well-deserved afternoon sleep.
Central Nova Report
National Day of Honour
By Peter MacKay
Our men and women in
uniform represent the
very best our country has
to offer. Over the last 12
years, the brave men and
women of the Canadian
Armed Forces fought
and served this country
valiantly in Afghanistan
to defeat terrorism, to
promote security, peace
and development so
that Afghans can build a
viable, stable, and secure
The commitment
displayed by our service
men and women was
remarkable: when the
Afghan mission wrapped
up earlier this year, it was
as long as WWI, WWII,
and the Korean War combined.
Sadly, this service was
not without loss, as 158
Canadians made the ultimate sacrifice for these
goals and many others
were injured carrying out
their duties.
With the completion of
the Afghanistan mission,
our Government made
May 9 a National Day of
Honour to commemorate
the valour, strength and
sacrifices of the more
than 40,000 Canadian
Armed Forces members
who served in Afghanistan.
At events across the
country to mark this special occasion, Canadians
had the opportunity to
pay their respects to the
Veterans and families of
fallen soldiers.
I had the privilege to
join top ranking officials
from the Armed Forces,
Provincial and Municipal
Governments, members
of our Armed Forces,
their families and grateful citizens at the Grand
Parade in Halifax for a
moving ceremony. Other
Nova Scotian ceremonies
included Greenwood,
Kentville, and Sydney.
This National Day of
Honour builds on our Government’s continued efforts to honour and support Canadian Veterans.
Previously, we honoured
the sacrifices of Canada’s
Korean War Veterans by
declaring 2013 the Year
of the Canadian Korean
War Veteran. We also
held a special ceremony
to honour the men and
women who took part
in Operation MOBILE in
Canada’s Afghanistan Veterans courageously demonstrated
the strength, spirit and
determination that have
defined our nation from
the very beginning. Their
collective sacrifices represent another chapter in
Canada’s long and proud
history of fighting for a
safer, better world for
Canadians will be forever proud and grateful.
of a nap
But alas there are no
refunds on a nap. And
there are more pressing
problems for nap-enthusiasts to address.
For example, as the
National Sleep Foundation points out, there is a
certain stigma attached
to napping. Some folks
may see it as a sign of
laziness. But maybe the
opposite is true. Maybe
those who have mastered the art of a short,
early-afternoon nap are
actually more productive throughout the day.
Maybe short naps (say
10 to 20 minutes) should
actually be encouraged in
the workplace.
More than 85 percent of mammalian
species sleep for short
periods throughout the
day. Humans are part of
the minority, in that our
days are divided into two
distinct periods, one for
sleep and one for wakefulness. According to the
Sleep Foundation, it is
not clear that this is the
natural sleep pattern of
I, for one, am ready to
be part of the test group
to prove that it is not.
Input sought on proposed
solid waste changes
The government is
proposing changes to its
solid waste regulations
to divert more materials
from landfills and help
municipalities with growing waste and recycling
People can have their
say over the next two
months on proposed
changes, contained in
Revising Our Path Forward: A public discussion
paper about solid waste
regulation in Nova Scotia,
released Tuesday, May
"Nova Scotia has a
reputation for innovation
and success in handling
our solid waste," said Environment Minister Randy
Delorey. "The proposed
changes are intended to
build on our past success
while meeting our mandate to divert even more
products for reuse and
Some of the possible
changes include more responsibility for producers
to recycle their products,
disposal bans for items
including packaging, paper, compact fluorescent
light bulbs and batteries,
changes to the used tire
management program,
and improvements to
enforcing solid waste
People are not expected to see many effects
from the new measures,
and municipalities could
recoup most of their
curbside recycling costs
as producers take on the
responsibility for recycling
packaging and certain
Nova Scotia's solid
waste-resource management regulations and
strategy were released
in 1995, and changes
to the regulations have
been made to ban materials, including electronics,
from landfills.
The discussion paper
and details on how to
provide feedback, are at
ca/nse/waste/ . Input
will be accepted until July
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB)
has issued Call for Bids NS14-1.
The call consists of four (4) parcels offshore Nova Scotia.
The CNSOPB is providing an opportunity for public input, specific to the areas
included in Call for Bids NS14-1, through the submission of written comments. The
CNSOPB will review submissions prior to considering the issuance of exploration
licences. Information on Call for Bids NS14-1 is available at www.callforbids.ca or
by contacting (902) 422-5588.
The deadline for the submission of public written comments is 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, July 4th, 2014.
In submitting comments in the following manner, you are agreeing to having your
comments made publicly available on the Call for Bids website www.callforbids.ca.
Please direct all written comments to:
Director, Rights Management & Finance
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
1791 Barrington Street, 8th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K9
Fax: (902) 422-1799
[email protected]
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is an independent joint agency
of the Government of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of
petroleum activities in the Nova Scotia offshore area.
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Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy Accreditation Ceremony.
Principal Paul Long (left). Municipality of the District of Guysborough Warden
Vernon Pitts (middle). MLA Lloyd Hines presents accreditation plaque to Principal Paul Long (right). Lois Ann Dort Photos
In the matter of the Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia
Part VI and any subsequent amendments, the following lands
and premises situated in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s will be sold
at Public Auction for arrears of rates and taxes, interest and expenses, as set forth
below at the hour of 10:00 am, Tuesday June 10, 2014 at the Municipal Office in
Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia (8296 Highway 7) unless the amounts respectively due
are paid in full on or before said date.
A description of the noted properties may be seen at the Municipal Office in
Sherbrooke, NS between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
1. Account #04059794 (Redeemable)
Land and Dwelling: Sherbrooke
Assessed to Roger Reid
2. Account #602507 (Non-Redeemable)
Land and Dwelling: Cameron Settlement
Assessed to Scott D. McInnis / Barbara Gray
3. Account 1516248 (Non-Redeemable)
Land: Hwy. #7, Ecum Secum
Assessed to Est. of Mrs. Nellie Fleet
Interest/Expenses: $2394.80
4. Account #668575 (Non-Redeemable)
Land: 2461 Sonora Rd., St. Mary’s River
Assessed to Est. of Ivan Douglas Findlay
5. Account #02737531 (Redeemable)
Land: Sherbrooke
Assessed to Roger Reid
6. Account #1265202 (Non-Redeemable)
Land: Marie Joseph
Assessed to Knut and Joan Brandal
8. Account # 7131631 (Redeemable)
7. Account #02737558 (Redeemable)
Land: Sherbrooke
Assessed to Roger Reid
(newly amalgamated)
1974 Ford 900 Thibault
535 V8 Gas Engine
10870 miles
Front Axle 9000 lbs
Rear Axle 18,500 lbs
Pump is a Pierre Thibault 840 gal/min at 2000 RPM
Has been inspected yearly up until November, 2013
Sealed Tenders clearly marked "Tender for 1974 Fire Truck” will be received by
the undersigned up until 4:00pm local time, Tuesday, May 27th, 2014,
at P. O. Box 190, Canso, N.S., B0H 1H0.
The lowest or any Tender may not be accepted.
The C.H.H.V.F.D. reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders or to accept
any Tender that may be considered in the best interest of the C.H.H.V.F.D.
Authorized by Chief Vince Cohoon of C.H.H.V.F.D.
Land and Dwelling: Old Church Rd., Glenelg
Assessed to Florence Janice Phinney
9. Account #7136501 (Non-Redeemable)
Land: College Rd., South Lochaber
10. Account #04334337 (Non-Redeemable)
Land and Dwelling: New Chester
Assessed to Shawn Cameron Smith
Assessed to Est. of Joseph Lawrence Paris
11. Account #3685853 (Non-Redeemable)
Land and Building: South Lochaber
Assessed to Doris MacGrath
(c/o Robert Patterson)
Terms: Taxes, Interest and Cost owing (Amount Advertised) to be paid at the time
of sale by cash, money order, debit, certified cheque or lawyer’s trust cheque,
balance of your bid to be paid within 3 business days after the sale. The cost
to prepare and register the certificate of sale and tax deed is the responsibility
of the purchaser and is not included in Tax Sale Costs. HST may be applicable.
Take notice that Tax Sales do not in all circumstances clear up defects in title. A
tax deed conveys only the interest of the assessed owner, whatever their interest
may be. If you are intending to clear up defects in the title of the property by
way of Tax Sale, you are advised to obtain a Legal Opinion as to whether or
not this can be done. Note: For properties with less than 6 years owing, the
redemption period has been reduced from 12 months to 6 months by the
Municipal Government Act, Section 152.
The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s makes no representations or
warranties to any purchaser regarding the fitness, geophysical or environmental
suitability of the land(s) offered for sale by any particular use and are being sold
on an “as is” basis only.
Dated May 7, 2014
David Gillis, Municipal Clerk and Treasure
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is seeking to fill the fulltime
position of Economic Development Coordinator. The normal working hours
are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with additional
evening and weekend meeting work as required (35 hours per week).
Education required will be some combination of Business Administration
Diploma or Business Administration Degree. Certificate in Community
Economic Development and/or a National Advanced Certificate in Local
Authority Administration is a definite asset. A minimum of 3-5 years of
experience is required. The salary range for this position is $44,572 - $55,715
commensurate with education / experience.
The Economic Development Coordinator’s responsibilities will include the
facilitation of effective community and economic development planning
process, development of economic profiles of the region as well as the
development of a community economic development plan. The Coordinator is
responsible to the Director of Economic Development and will provide research
and administrative services and develop and implement programs and projects
aimed at promoting the MODG.
A detailed job description for the position outlining all duties and qualifications
is available by contacting the undersigned or by visiting www.modg.ca/
Applications will be received by the undersigned until Friday, May 30, 2014 at
12:00 p.m. Applications should be clearly marked “APPLICATION – ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR” and may be submitted in person, by mail or
email to the following address:
Ashley Cunningham
Municipal Clerk and HR Coordinator
Municipality of the District of Guysborough
P. O. Box 79, 33 Pleasant Street
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0
[email protected]
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 7
MOTHER'S DAY TEA: On Tuesday, May 13 students in the Grade 2 and 3 classes at Chedabucto Education
Centre hosted a Mother's Day Tea. Although a few days after the main event on Sunday, May 11, Grade 3
teacher Brandon Dort noted that celebrating mothers is something we should do every day not just once
a year. Moms and grandmothers who attended the event were treated to tea and a cupcake decorated by
their student. Gifts to moms were also presented including coupons for cleaning rooms, doing laundry and
taking out the trash. Lois Ann Dort Photos
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George Doyle / Thinkstock Photo
I am a leader in healthcare
The organization of the healthcare system in Canada relies heavily on the competence and training of registered nurses. These men and women are leaders in
practical medicine, relentlessly advocating for better policy making, better care, and
better services. It is no surprise, then, that during National Nursing Week, the Canadian Nurses Association is once again promoting the theme “Nursing: a leading
force for change”.
The women and men who make up Canada’s nursing forces are indeed leaders
in their field. They staff pu­blic health clinics in communities all across the country; they are on the front lines of medical care, working to prevent communicable
disease, such as STDs, educate mothers and fathers about infant care, and en­sure
that young children are properly vaccinated against preven­table illnesses.
Under the auspices of Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, about
675 registered nurses provide primary healthcare in about 200 remote healthcare
centres, along with only 22 doctors. These nurses are often re­qui­red to make
split-second decisions with no on-site me­dical backup; such decisions can sometimes mean life or death for the people involved. There is little doubt; these nurses
are truly the face of leadership in medicine today.
The Canadian Nurses Association highlights the role of nur­ses
in healthcare leadership with these nursing pledges:
I help maintain dignity and quality of life.
I influence health policy.
I work as part of a team to deliver better care.
I show people how they can live a healthy life.
I go where I am needed.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 9
May 12 to May 18, 2014
Page 10 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Outlaws – All Fired Up
One hot show
The Outlaws – All Fired
Up, presented by Mulgrave Road Theatre,
was held at CPPC on
May 3. The sold out
show was hosted by CTV
Atlantic’s Ana Almeida
and featured long-time
favourites as well as
some new performers.
The audience showed
appreciation for the
entertainment throughout the night with cheers
and standing ovations.
The evening included
15 acts and 33 musicians which showcased
some of the best talent
the region has to offer. It
is a coming together of
people and music that
never fails to please.
The fun didn’t end after
the show as performers from the concert
made their way to the
Royal Canadian Legion
to provide more music
for those who wanted
to kick up their heels or
just keep listening.
More than fifty people
volunteered their time on
stage and off, to ensure
music filled the night.
All Fired Up marks the
fourth year The Outlaws
Concert has sold out
and without the contribution of the many volunteers the night wouldn’t
be possible. Everyone
from the musicians, the
volunteers, the backstage crew, the sponsors, the Royal Canadian
Legion, CPPC, Mulgrave
Road Theatre’s Board of
directors and the audience contribute to the
success of the show.
Plans are already underway for The Outlaws
~ Number 5. The event
will be held on May 2,
Outlaws of all types took to the stage at the fourth annual Outlaws concert presented by the Mulgrave Road
Theatre. Mulgrave Road Theatre Photo
2015 at CPPC. Next year
will see the addition of a
ticket purchase location
in the Canso area.
Mulgrave Road Theatre wishes to thank its
sponsors, the musicians,
the volunteers, the audience and everyone who
participated in any way.
See ya’ll next May!
Festival Antigonish offers up a season of comedy and fun
Once again Festival Antigonish has three comedies on the playbill for its
Main Stage Series this
summer. "We’re hooked
on comedy because
our audiences love it,”
said artistic producer Ed
Thomason, announcing
the line-up. “And the
great thing about comedy
as a genre is the variety.
We have three wonderful
shows, all very funny but
in different ways.”
Opening the season
on July 10 is Ken Ludwig’s Be My Baby, the
story of John Campbell,
a grouchy Scot, and
Maud Kinch, an uptight
English woman, who are
unexpectedly thrown
together when his ward
marries her niece. The
young couple adopts a
baby and John and Maud
must travel from Scotland to California to pick
up the child – an eventful
and life-changing journey.
Be My Baby is directed by Robert Metcalfe
with Genevieve Steele,
Dave Rossetti, Kelin
Boyd, Nicholas Cox, Shelley Thompson and Ed
Thomason in the cast.
“Coming back to Festival
Antigonish is always a
joy,” says Metcalfe who
is artistic director of The
Prairie Theatre Exchange
in Winnipeg. “And I’m
particularly looking forward to Be My Baby. It’s
packed with everything
you need for a good
evening - humour, heart,
and haggis. And a baby,
of course.”
Next up is The Motor
Trade by the ever popular Norm Foster which
opens July 17. Jeff
Schwager makes his
Festival Antigonish debut
in the role of smoothtalking but hard-pressed
car salesman Phil Moss.
His wife has left him for
a Dodge dealer, there’s a
Revenue Canada auditor
going through his books,
his longtime business
partner announces he’s
quitting and it’s not even
The Motor Trade is
directed by Emmy Alcorn,
artistic director of Mulgrave Road Theatre, with
Dave Rossetti, Genevieve Steele and Shelley
Thompson also in the
Joining the repertoire
on August 7 is Venus
In Fur by David Ives, a
Broadway hit in 2012.
An actress (Genevieve
Steele) gate crashes an
audition determined to
persuade the director
(Jeff Schwager) to cast
her in the title role as
a dominatrix in his new
production of the historic
erotic novel by Leopold
van Sacher-Masoch. “A
sizzling, spooky cat and
mouse comedy,” says Ed
Thomason who directs
this East Coast premiere.
Venus In Fur, Be My
Baby, and The Motor
Trade rotate nightly at
the Bauer Theatre and
all three shows can be
seen Friday through Saturday on the weekends
of August 15, 22, & 29.
opens the Family Series
in the St FX Auditorium
on July 24 and runs
mornings at 10.30 to
August 9. A fast-paced,
kid-friendly staging of
Robert Munsch stories,
Munschapalooza is
directed by Alanna Griffin
and features Ryanne
Chisholm, Kelin Boyd
and Nicholas Cox.
The Family Series
continues with a special
presentation of the Maritime Marionettes’ Three
Fairytale Favourites: The
Bremen Town Musicians
(July 28 & 31), Jack &
The Beanstalk (July 29
Continued on next page
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 11
Music students win awards at festival
Vocal students of Ursula Ryan were recent
winners at the 'Stars of
the Festival' concert in
The New Glasgow
Music Festival Plaque is
awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator,
to an outstanding choral
ensemble. The Chedabucto Education Center
Choir was the recipient
of this award and they
also took home a $50
Caroline MacKeen
received the Bernadette
Halliday-Smith Memorial
Award of $50 , awarded
to a performer in an
Elementary Class in Musical Theatre who, in the
opinion of the adjudicator, demonstrated a joy
of performing and a love
of music. Caroline also
received a fifty dollar
award from the Municipality of the District of
Rebecca MacKeen
won the Helen & Esther
Lawrence Memorial
Trophy and $50 awarded, at the discretion of
the adjudicator, to an
outstanding elementary
performer in Musical
Theatre. She also received a $50 prize from
the Municipality of the
District of Guysborough.
Meagan Kettley received the New Glasgow
Music Music Festival
Trophy and $75 awarded, at the discretion of
the adjudicator, to an
outstanding intermediate performer in Musical Theatre. She also
received the Municipality
of the District of Guys-
LEFT: Rebecca MacKeen (left) stands next to Caroline MacKeen, winner of the Bernadette Halliday-Smith Memorial Award, given to the
Elementary Class performer who best demonstrated a joy of performing and a love of music. CENTRE: Rebecca with her Helen and Esther Lawrence Memorial Trophy, awarded to an outstanding elementary performer in Musical Theatre. RIGHT: Meagan Kettley, recipient
of the New Glasgow Music Music Festival Trophy for outstanding intermediate performer in Musical Theatre. Contributed Photos
borough award. Meagan
placed first in the Junior
Musical Theatre Division
with her vocal selection,
"My Party Dress" and
has been recommended to the Nova Scotia
Provincial Music Festival
on May 30 and 31.
Victoria Grady won
the Municipality of the
District of Guysborough prize of $50 for
her performance in the
Folk Song category and
Noor Mohrez received
a Bronze award for his
vocal solo piece.
Sheumias MacLeod
was awarded the Senior/Open Class Musical
Theatre Award ($250)
given to a competitor
who gives a distinguished performance
of a piece from a
Festival Antigonish
From previous page
& August 1), and Rumplestilstskin (July 30 &
August 1).
Also in the Family
Series, Jeremy Webb
returns to Festival Antigonish with his new show,
The Chuckle Hour, a zany
mash-up of The Wiggles,
Anchorman, and Thirty
Rock. It features Webb
himself as fading TV
personality Trent Almond
and a Youth Theatre cast
who will deliver, says the
author, “songs, slapstick
and farce,” opening
August 22 and running
for twelve performances
until August 30.
Jeremy Webb will also
be appearing with Susan
Stackhouse in the Off
The Leash production
of Under Milk Wood by
Dylan Thomas, directed
by Rhys Bevan-John,
August 11 to 16 in the
St FX Auditorium.
To reserve tickets for
any of these shows call
867 3333.
Or to purchase on line
go to: tickets.festivalantigonish.co .
recent stage musical.
The piece must be
deemed appropriate to
the competitor’s age,
performance potential,
and vocal development.
Sheumais also received
the Emma Lee Stewart
Memorial Award ($100)
awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator,
to an outstanding singer
and/or composer of a
contemporary folk song.
Sheumais placed first
in numerous categories
at the festival, including
the Senior Musical The-
atre Division, and has
been recommended to
the Provincial/National
Musical Theatre Class
at the Provincial Music
Page 12 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Community News
and Area
by Sheila Pelly
Hoping all mothers
had a great day with the
weather getting a bit
more like spring; I am
sure you are all busy with
many tasks and chores.
God bless all of you.
I would like to share
that I attended the Cody
International Institute, St
Francis Xavier University,
the past three weeks and
have received a Certificate in Mobilizing Assets
for Community-Driven
Development. I must say
it was most enjoyable;
great facilitators, great
class members from
many different parts of
the country. We were fortunate to have the class
visit the African Nova
Scotia communities in
the municipality: Tracadie
Baptist Church, African
Heritage and Friendship
Centre, Municipality office
and the Waste Management Facility. Many
thanks to all those whom
made this happen. Many
thanks to Gord Cunningham, Alison Mathie and
Brianne Peters, the facilitators. You are all such
wonderful people.
Condolences to the
family of the late Emma
Skinner who recently
passed away in New
Condolences to the
family of the late Henry
Ash who recently passed
away in Toronto. Many
family members travelled
to Toronto to attend the
Condolences to the
family of the late Evelyn
Talbot, Mulgrave, who recently passed away. Many
family members from
Toronto arrived home to
attend the funeral.
Also to the family of
the late Wendy Campbell
who passed away in New.
Glasgow. Our prayers are
with all of you.
Florence Morris, Halifax recently visited family
and friends in the area.
Raymond Shepherd,
Halifax, recently visit with
his family.
Maxine Reddick/
MacLellan and her sister
Deborah Reddick travelled from Halifax to
spend Mother’s Day with
their mom Laura Reddick,
North Grant.
Get-well wishes to Eunice Byard who recently
had surgery. Wishing you
a speedy recovery; our
Best Wishes!
To Win and Deanna Nickerson of Hazel Hill
on their 50th Wedding Anniversary,
May 16, 2014.
All the best from your friends,
George and Noreen Davidson
prayers are with you.
Sonja Reddick returned home safely after
being on a cruise with
family members.
St. Monica’s Church,
Lincolnville sold tickets
on a painting donated by
John Hall, Boylston; the
lucky winner was Blair
Pellerine. Many thanks to
those who bought tickets
and especially to John for
this great donation.
The Guysborough
[email protected] Network recently
sold tickets on a Easter
basket; the winner was
Raylene Byard. Thanks
to all those who donated
prizes and those who
bought and sold tickets.
The AGBDA will be
holding their regular
monthly meeting on May
22 In the office board
The BEA-Lincolnville
and Upper Big Tracadie
Education Committee will
meet on May 15 at 7 pm
at the Tracadie Church
Community Hall.
extended to Scotia
MacEachern being placed
first at the Spelling Bee
Contest recently held
in Antigonish. Khasean
Desmond, second place
and Kalista Desmond in
third place.They will all be
competing in Halifax later
this month.
The Community
Navigator Program pilot
project has been completed in the Communities
of Sunnyville, Lincolnville
and Upper Big Tracadie.
Thanks to GASHA and
DOH for making this
Gentle thought: “Nobody has nothing; everyone has something.”
Isaac’s Harbour
and Area
by Alfreda Tate
It is Sunday and it is
also Mother's Day. Hope
all Mothers are able to
spend the day with their
families. Hopefully the
weather improves later
as it is not looking great
right now.
The regular meeting
of the District Medical
Centre was held Tuesday,
May 6. Plans were made
to have a yard sale later
in the summer. Although
there are no medical
services at the centre
at this time, Health and
Wellness activities such
as clinics are held from
time to time. The fitness
room is now a great part
of the centre. It is important for those people who
need to use this type of
equipment and for those
who want to work out and
keep healthy.
Renovations are being
done at the Interpretative
Centre. Hopefully this will
make an improvement
in the amount of kitchen
A flea market will be
held at the Interpretative
Centre on Saturday, May
Sincere sympathy
to Wayne Cooke and
family on the death of
his mother Dorothy.
There are some who will
remember Wayne as he
spent a lot of time in
Isaac's Harbour with his
grandparents. Some will
Charlo’s Cove
and Area
by Russell Richard
Sympathy to the family of the late Gertrude
Agnes (Delorey) Murphy
of Falmouth, Hants Co.,
formerly of Larry’s River;
to her children Jannette
Cecilia (Gilles), Donald
Francis, Barry (Jo-Anne),
Susan Ann (Pierre-Jean),
Daniel Peter (Donna)
and son-in-law Serge; to
her many grandchildren,
great- grandchildren and
to her siblings Margaret (Raymond), Yvonne
(Dennis), Rose (Bill), Paul
(Davida) Francis (Mary
Ann), Sister Theresa,
John, Mary Edna (Dave),
sister-in-law Karen and
brother-in law Neri and
many nieces and nephews; our thoughts and
prayers are with you.
Sympathy to the family
the late James Douglas Roberts, Cleveland,
formerly of Canso; to his
wife of 71 years Julia
(Swaine); daughters Linda (Bob), Shirley (Elliott),
Winnie (John), Paula (Wallace), Margie (Neil), Susan (Gill), Julie (James);
to his 21 grandchildren
and to his brother Edward
(Nina) and to his sister
Pearl; our thoughts and
prayers are with you.
Sympathy to the family
of the late Susan Martha
Smith: to her husband
Harold and brother-in-law
George; to her daughters Debbie (Charlie),
Nancy (Jim), Sandra
(Phil); to her sons Terry
(Mary), Harold Rhonda),
many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; to
her brother Luke (Minnie) and special nephew
Thomas “Butch;” our
thoughts and prayers are
with you.
Rod and Hilda spent a
few days in the Cove after
attending the funeral service for George Pellrine.
Harry Richard spent a
few days in the Cove doing repairs to his cottage.
Jackie Pellrine has
remember his brothers
and sisters as well. Sympathy to you all.
Goldboro Baptist
Church hold their church
service at the Interpretative Centre during the
winter months. They have
now returned to having
their services in the
Happy Birthday to
those celebrating birthdays this week.
Reminder of the Country Breakfast at the Gun
Club in Country Harbour
Mines on Saturday, May
A reminder that the
best exercise this time of
year is walking.
A quote for Mother's
Day: “Mother love is the
fuel that enables a normal human being to do
the impossible”.
Have a great week.
returned home after
spending the winter with
his daughter and son-inlaw.
It was nice to see the
good turnout for the prize
bingo for Shirley Webber,
to help with the cost of
her medical travel back
and forth to Antigonish.
Best wishes Shirley.
Ann and Harold
Whitewood opened their
cottage for the summer.
Herman and Shirley
England attended the
funeral service of their
friend Joyce Cluett in
A group attended a
baby shower for Jackie
(Patrick) Boudreau who is
expecting twins in July.
Seawind Landing
has been very busy with
their staff giving all their
rooms a general cleaning,
making them nice and
fresh for the season.
Wishing you a very, very
busy year.
Here I am writing on
Mother’s Day and wishing
all mothers a very happy
Mother’s Day.
Next news May 25; till
then be well.
Happy 90th Birthday!
The family of Mina Sinclair invite you to celebrate her 90th birthday
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Ray’s Opinion
by Ray Bates
Give your comfort zone a shake­
It is too easy for a person
to sit back, let one’s life
unfold and remain in
one’s comfort zone. Our
challenge is to strive
to do something --- big
or small --- that will put
some spark, some purpose, into our lives. As
USA President Abraham
Lincoln stated: “And in
the end it is not the years
in your life that count, it’s
the life in your years.”
Throughout my life I
have had the privilege to
meet many individuals,
both in my professional
and private lives, whom
have done those extras
to stretch positive life-experiences’ boundaries.
I know many parents
who have nudged their
children to step out of
comfort zones in order
to excel in educational pursuits, in athletic
achievements and/or artistic endeavours. Those
challenges have opened
doors to prospects and
life skills that enhanced
future opportunities.
Stretching the boundaries of our feel-safe
spaces can occur through
numerous avenues.
Many times a shakeup
--- be it only a minor one
--- will produce numerous
Travelling, whether it
is provincially, nationally or internationally, is
one method to step out
of one’s feel-safe area.
To see other regions
and to experience what
those areas have to offer
almost always nurtures a
person’s development or
understanding of geographical differences.
Last week I was told
by a proud grandfather
that his grandson has
been chosen to travel to
India as part of a study
group. My thoughts were
that that lad will definitely
return home as a more
knowledgeable person
who will be a better
informed person-of-theworld.
Many of us do not
have opportunities to
engage in international
travel but we do have
the means to frequently
do something that will
enable our lives’ horizons
to enlarge. It might be as
basic as a physical goal
to achieve, a particular
topic to investigate, a
volunteer group to assist
or simply an untravelled
highway to be explored.
My wife and I recently
attended The Guysborough Performers’ dinner
theatre presentation of
“Broadway Spotlights”
at Guysborough’s Days
Gone Bakery & Restaurant. Comfort zones
were tossed aside on
many fronts. The amateur performers --- some
experienced and some
novices --- gave those in
attendance a variety of
cultural exposures.
The restaurant’s
owners stepped outside
of their normal business
practice and permitted
their establishment to
be successfully used to
accommodate an appreci-
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 13
ated evening of entertainment and dining. Hopefully such an evening will be
an ongoing choice for an
event which will expand
many comfort zones
whether as performers,
organizers or audiences.
The entire audience
--- from what I could see
and hear --- enjoyed their
evening together and all
that it entailed. As during
that dinner theatre,
sometimes a comfort
zone is expanded simply
by attending and not necessarily by doing; there
are occasions where only
exposures to activities
or events are all that are
required to permit particular growth.
On a personal note,
I am a volunteer canvasser for the Guysborough Memorial Hospital
Fundraising Campaign to
assist with the hospital’s
expansion project. Such
a door-to-door canvas for
an organization’s financial
assistance is something
that I have never done. I
am volunteering with other like-minded individuals
who have agreed to step
out and seek the necessary financial assistance
for the hospital.
How we shake up our
comfort zones can be
by either large or small
measures; the key is to
give them a jiggle. What
I have found throughout my self-imposed or
accepted undertakings
is that they have enabled
my life to gather positive
experiences with the
supplementary benefits
of becoming personally
better informed while
enabling something
worthwhile to be accomplished. (Thoughts about
Ray’s Opinion? [email protected]
:Guysborough County
Guysborough County District RCMP responded to
12 calls for police service between May 5th,
2014, and May 12th,
2014. Guysborough
RCMP also conducted
15 stationary checkstops within the County during this period.
These checkstops were
conducted to support
police efforts to improve
road safety within Guysborough County.
••On 2014/05/05 at
12:10 hours, RCMP
received a complaint
of an assault which
is alleged to have occurred in the Manassette Lake area. This
matter is still under
••On 2014/05/05 at
14:18 hours, RCMP
received a request
for assistance in the
Guysborough area
from a Municipal
Police Agency. Assistance was provided as
••On 2014/05/06 at
11:42 hours, RCMP
were dispatched to a
911 call in the Guys-
borough area. Police
attended the scene
and determined there
was no emergency situation. Police
investigation revealed
that the activation of
the Emergency 911
System was the result
of problems with the
telephone lines.
••On 2014/05/08 at
11:23 hours, RCMP
responded to a
dangerous use of a
firearm complaint in
the Upper Big Tracadie
area. Police attended
the scene and determined the complaint
to be unfounded.
••On 2014/05/09 at
16:56 hours, RCMP
were dispatched to a
complaint of uttering
threats in the Canso
area. Police attended
the scene and conducted a preliminary
investigation. This
matter is still under
••On 2014/05/09 at
17:52 hours, RCMP
conducted a traffic
stop in the Country
Harbour area. While
dealing with the
operator of the vehicle, police initiated
an alcohol related CC
Driving investigation
which resulted in the
operator of the vehicle
being issued with a
7-day roadside driving
••On 2014/05/09 at
23:09 hours, RCMP
responded to a Child
Custody complaint
in the Sonora area.
Police investigation
revealed that formal
police intervention
was not necessary in
relation to this matter.
••On 2014/05/11 at
14:26 hours, RCMP
received a complaint
of a single vehicle
collision in the Sonora
area. No injuries were
reported in relation to
this collision.
••On 2014/05/12 at
02:33 hours, RCMP
were dispatched to a
911 call in the Guysborough area. Police
attended the scene
and determined there
was no emergency situation. Police
investigation revealed
that the activation of
the Emergency 911
System was the result
of problems with the
telephone lines.
Page 14 • Guysborough Journal • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
CHISHOLM, Neil Alexander (62) of Cole Harbour
and formerly of Guysborough Intervale. It is with
great sadness that Lynn
says goodbye to her wonderful husband and best
friend of 15 years. Neil
died peacefully with his
family by his side on May
6, 2014, in the VG Site,
QEII, after a courageous
battle with cancer. He
was the son of Catherine
Chisholm and the late Alexander “Bus” Chisholm.
Neil is survived by Lynn,
his loving wife; his sons,
Christopher (Deanna), Oshawa; Jonathon (Shelby),
Bedford; stepson Joey,
Dartmouth; stepdaughter
Denise (Jeff), Porters
Lake. Neil was the proud
Papa/Grampie of Tyson,
Kyran, Kyle, Reed, Devon
and Deanna. He is also
survived by brothers,
Dermot (Lorna), Archie
(Isabel), Guysborough
Intervale; sisters, Bev
(Leo) Kelley, Halifax and
Donna (Donald) Cameron,
Dartmouth. Neil will also
be greatly missed by his
many nieces, nephews
and cousins and his good
buddy, Dennis. In his earlier years Neil worked on
his family farm with his
father and brothers. After
moving to Halifax, he was
a dedicated employee of
Caterpillar and Prime Material for over forty years.
Neil loved a good game
of cards, playing washer
toss, darts, camping
and singing along with
Lynn while she played
her guitar. Most of all
Neil enjoyed his beautiful
grandchildren and the
many get-togethers with
family and friends in his
garage. He will be greatly
missed by his little fourlegged companion, Maggie. Special thanks to
the VON nurses and the
In Loving Memory
Raymond Delorey
August 17, 1952 – May 18, 2012
Today is not a time to grieve,
But a time to celebrate the day he was born,
And changed the world forever.
Forever loved.
To the world you may be one,
but to one you may be the world.
Donate life.
palliative care unit 7th
floor VG for the care given
to Neil. Donations may
be made to the Canadian
Cancer Society. A service
to celebrate Neil's life
was held at St. Thomas
Moore Church, Dartmouth
on Saturday, May 10, at
11 am. Online condolences can be made at www.
Alphonsus (87), Canso,
passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Elk
Court Nursing Home,
Brookfield. Born on April
6, 1927, in Frankville,
he was a son of the late
Francis and Laura (O’Neil)
Fougere. He was a cook
on the fishing boats for
many years. He was a
member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46,
Canso. Gerard endured
many years of illness and
multiple physical ailments, but he always had
a positive attitude and a
smile that would light up
the room. He loved his
new home in Brookfield
and was very grateful for
the wonderful care, love
and attention he received
from each and every
staff member there.
Gerard is survived by his
daughter, Mary (Ronald)
Helpard, New Maryland,
NB; son, Edward, Canso;
11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
sister, Mary Frances
(Gerry) Bent, Oshawa,
ON; brother, Elmer (Isa-
bel) Fougere, Frankville.
Gerard was predeceased
by his loving wife of 59
years, Mabel (MacNeil);
daughter, Laura; sons,
Joseph in infancy, Patrick,
Vincent, Michael and
Fred; sisters, Anna, Helena and Sadie; brothers,
Joe, Frank, Wilfred, Xavier,
Bernie, Damien, Raymond, Benedict and twin
brother, Ignatius. Funeral
mass was Friday at 2
p.m. from Star of the Sea
Roman Catholic Church,
Canso with Father Dan
MacDonald officiating.
Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations
may be made in Gerard’s
memory to a charity of
your choice. Words of
comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.
KINLEY, John Robert
(93), died May 1, 2014,
at Camp Hill Veterans
Memorial building in
Halifax. Born October
2, 1920, in Port Hilford,
Guysborough County he
was the youngest child of
the late John Robert and
Della Blanche (Fleming)
Kinley. John attended
school in Port Hilford. His
university studies began
at Acadia in Wolfville. He
earned his teaching certificate at Normal College,
Truro and taught school
in Lunenburg County
before enlisting in 1941.
John was involved in the
first military application
of radar technology. Later
In Memory
Raymond Delorey
August 17, 1952 – May 18, 2012
Two years have passed since your sudden departure,
It’s still hard to believe you’re not coming back.
We talk about you often,
Our hearts filled with wonderful memories.
You were a wonderful father,
A respected father-in-law, a cherished Papa.
Your time on earth was filled with purpose and meaning,
Your legacy lives on
As we cherish the values you bestowed.
Losing you has made us realize how short life can be.
Kyle has your work ethic and charm, a true gem!
Jayden honours your memory with his love of hockey,
Truly grateful you taught him to skate!
Thank you for being such a great inspiration.
he served as navigator
aboard coastal patrol
aircraft in Britain and left
the service as flying officer in the Royal Canadian
Air Force at the end of
the war. John completed
his undergraduate degree
at University of King's
College, graduating in
1948, and went on to
study at Queen's University and the University of
Toronto where he earned
a masters degree in
economics. In his subsequent career as a public
servant, he put into
practice an abiding concern with labour issues,
serving with the Federal
Department of Labour,
Canadian National Railways and the Conference
Board of Canada while
living in St. John's, Montreal, New York city and
Toronto. John retired from
the Ontario Ministry of
Labour in 1985, eventually returning to live in Nova
Scotia. While always an
avid reader and map enthusiast, his wartime service in London afforded
the beginning of a lifelong
love of classical music
and fine art. In his extensive travels, he found profound inspiration in the
cathedrals of Europe. An
Anglican in his adult life,
John at one time served
as rector's warden of
St. Paul's, Bloor Street,
Toronto. Through the
Beavers Club at King's, in
other schools, the church
and his employment, he
fostered life-long friendships. Toward the end of
his life, John delighted in
his home in Port Hilford
and was happiest in his
gardens, growing the flowers which he presented
each year to his friends
in the community. John
is survived by brother
Charles of Port Hilford,
several nieces and nephews, their children and
grandchildren. He was
predeceased by sisters,
Lucile, Rev. Josephine
Moore, Isabel MacDonald, Kathleen and brothers, Bruce and Edwin.
A funeral service will
be held at St. Thomas
Anglican Church, Indian
Harbour Lake 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, the
Rev. William Sheppard
officiating. Committal in
Lakeside Cemetery. Reception follows at Indian
Harbour Lake-Jordanville Community Centre.
Family flowers only.
Memorial donations may
be made to the charity
of your choice. Funeral
arrangements are under
the dignified and compassionate care of the
G.W. Giffin Funeral Home,
St. Mary’s Chapel, 34
Main Street, Sherbrooke.
Online condolences may
be placed through www.
SMITH (Pelrine), Susan
“Martha” (81) of Charlos Cove, Guysborough
Co. passed away May
8, 2014, in Halifax. She
was a daughter of the
late Thomas Paul and
Elizabeth Jane (Gerrior)
Pelrine. She enjoyed her
family and friends and
could be found playing
cards and Bingo. Surviving are Harold, her
husband of 57 years;
brother-in-law George,
daughters Debbie (Charlie), Lower Sackville; Nancy (Jim) Manette, Grand
Desert; Sandra (Phil) Comeau, Middle Sackville;
sons, Terry (Mary) Smith,
Fairview; Harold (Rhonda)
Smith, Charlottetown;
many grandchildren and
Survived by brothers,
Luke Pelrine (Minnie),
Thomas “Butch” Pelrine
and predeceased by sisters, Susan (in infancy),
Dorothy (Robert Moore);
brothers, Joseph Pelrine
(Mary) and Abraham
“Kimmer” Pelrine (Margaret). Memorial service
was Sunday, May 11 in
St. Francis by the Lakes
Church, Lower Sackville.
Funeral Mass was May13
at St. Joseph's Church,
Charlos Cove, Burial in
the church cemetery. Donations to St. Joseph's
building fund would be
appreciated or to a charity of your choice. The
family would like to thank
the nurses and doctors
of 6B, Centennial Building, VG Site, QEII, Halifax
for the excellent care of
our mom.
Love Damien, Jennifer, Jayden and Kyle
Send your memoriams to:
[email protected] or [email protected]
Please include your name, address and telephone number
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Guysborough Journal • Page 15
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new positions are being
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Most of the new jobs will
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In total, 1,200 career-related summer jobs
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