Provincial Seamen’s Memorial Service in Canso

The Seamen’s Memorial in Canso was constructed in 1976 to mark the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Canso by the Canso Lions Club with donations from the Lions and the community. The Seamen’s Memorial highlights four centuries of the fishing heritage of the Canso Area and contains numerous names of fishermen...

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Stolen golf cart recovered

CANSO – Guysborough District RCMP, with assistance from the Nova Scotia RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, located and recovered a golf cart that had been stolen during a break and enter to the Stan Rogers Folk Festival site in April. Tips and information were that were provided from community members helped police find the cart, which was...

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42th Provincial Seamen’s Memorial Service

Nova Scotia fishing communities know the challenges and dangers facing fishermen and women who are engaged in the fishery.  Fishing and the challenges of the sea are not strangers to Canso and the surrounding fishing communities in Easter Nova Scotia. The history of fishing and its role in early settlement in Nova Scotia has earned...

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Stanfest – Standing strong at 22 years

When the idea for an international music festival welcoming thousands to the tiny, remote community of Canso surfaced back in 1996, it seemed like a bold and courageous idea, but was it possible? That surely was on the minds of many. Now as the site is in construction for the 22nd edition of the signature...

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Driver arrested after collision along Highway 104

ALMA – The driver of a tractor trailer was arrested by local RCMP. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 12, Pictou District RCMP was called to the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in the median on Highway 104 near Alma. Just prior to the collision, police were responding to a 9-1-1 call of a...

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RCMP investigates property damage at local music festival

CANSO – Guysborough District RCMP is investigating a recent break and enter that occurred at the grounds of the annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso. Sometime during the overnight hours on December 10, multiple buildings at the festival grounds were broken into and several doors were damaged in the process. Police say this kind...

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