Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Posted at 12:48 pm on February 16, 2017

A delegation from the Guysborough County Concerned Citizens group attended the regular committee of the whole meeting for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough on Wednesday afternoon.  The group presented a petition, signed by 578 people, asking for a temporary halt to the $11 million Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex proposed for the Shiretown of Guysborough. Group spokesperson Mary LeBlanc outlined the request of petitioners which included further community consultation with meetings in all districts of the municipality and a plebiscite on the question. The group also called for the immediate release of the projected budget for the Lifestyle Complex and a sustainability plan.

Following the Concerned Citizens delegation, MODG CAO Barry Carroll gave a presentation of the path of the Lifestyle Complex process starting in 2006.

Councillor for District 8 Fin Armsworthy went on the record during the council meeting stating that he would not support the project if it failed to get funding from both federal and provincial levels of government. The project has been pitched to provincial and federal counterparts but no decision on funding has been reached to date.

After council adjourned, MODG Warden Vernon Pitts said that council will go through the petition. He said the Concerned Citizens group had some pointed questions that will be answered.

Posted at 10:32 am on January 18, 2017

 The Guysborough District Municipality is hoping to play a role in a push by Nova Scotia Power’s parent company to provide clean energy to the New England market.  Emera is seeking partners to supply that power to New England through a sub-sea cable, called the Atlantic Link,  from New Brunswick to Massachusetts
Guysborough District CAO Barry Caroll says the municipality has registered as an interested party, with the intention of promoting the Melford area as a potential site for a large scale wind farm.
Carroll says Melford is an ideal location and it’s interested in talking to developers.
The municipality has more than 14-thousand acres in an Industrial Land Reserve in the Melford area.

Posted at 3:36 pm on September 12, 2016

A man with extensive experience in municipal government administration has announced his candidacy on District of Guysborough Council.  Carl Bond  will run in District 8.  He was a deputy clerk with the former Town of Canso prior to dissolution and was a financial assistant with the District of Guysborough before changing careers last year.
Bond says one of his priorities if he’s elected  is finding ways to reverse the tide of out-migration.
Bond says he decided to run at the urging of local residents.