Posted at 12:52 pm on December 12, 2017

The Guysborough District RCMP are investigating a break and enter that occurred on the grounds of a popular summer time music festival. RCMP say that sometime during the overnight hours of December tenth, multiple buildings at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival grounds were broken into and several doors were damaged in the process.

The RCMP say damage done to nonprofit groups hurt the local area and economy, and also negatively impact the work done by promoters and organizers. Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about these incidents.

If you have information, call the RCMP at 902-366-2440, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 10:07 am on August 1, 2017

 The Memorial Chair of the Canso Lions Club says people of fishing communities don’t need to be reminded that the ocean will provide but it is moody and can turn on a dime. The Canso Lions Club will be hosting the 41st annual Seamen’s Memorial Service in memory of those lost at sea.
Lion, Ray White, says the service is always moving, as people reflect on those who were lost at sea. The event always highlights the power of the sea:
The service will be held August the 20th at Whitman’s Wharf, which will feature a laying of wreaths.

Posted at 10:19 am on May 29, 2017

During this election period, the incumbent for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie has heard from residents about varying topics. Roads, health care and education are the front running topics around the province. In Canso, however, conversations on space ports are brought to the forefront.
That’s what Liberal candidate Lloyd Hines says he hears often when travelling through the communities in his constituency. Hines says residents are excited to see the development in Canso:
This location would host a commercial launch complex for the Cyclone 4M orbital launch vehicle from Ukraine. The 100 million dollar complex expects to have launches by the summer of 2020.

Posted at 1:32 pm on March 14, 2017

Space flight is coming to the District of Guysborough.  Maritime Launch Services has announced that following a review of 14 potential locations, it has chosen a site near

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

Canso and Hazel Hill for a launch  complex to propel satellites into space.

Company spokesman Steve Matier  says 30 to 50 people will be working at the facility full-time.
First launch is expected in 2020; a target of eight launches a year is planned by 2022.
Matier says a number of factors led to the choosing of the Guysborough County site, including close proximity to water for launching, low population area and local public support for the project.
Construction is expected to start next year.

Posted at 10:38 am on February 3, 2017

The Canso area might be getting an astronomical opportunity, thanks to a new company looking at
developing a launch site in the area. A public meeting was held last night to discuss the possibility of creating a launch base to send satellite-carrying rockets into space.

Maritime Launch is a company that formed in October and is looking to bring the launch services to the Canso area. The area is on a shortlist of places that could house the pad, which could spin into millions of dollars of economic benefit.

Steve Matier, President of Maritime Launch says Canso has great potential for getting a launch site because of the willingness of the public to let the project happen and location:


Matier says he will be heading to Ottawa soon to have more meetings to discuss funding that can come to assist in the development of a launch site. Matier said if Canso-Lawrence Hill gets the base, it could see launches as early as 2020. Based on public feedback and location, he says  Canso is a serious frontrunner for developing the launch site.