ST. MARY’S – It’s summertime and for some members of council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s the living is either easy or intrepid.
Just days before local elected representatives take a month-long recess to recharge their legislative batteries, plans are afoot.
Take Deputy Warden James Fuller (District 6). He’s heading to the Yukon for August to be with his wife, who is working there this summer.
“I want to take this opportunity to see more of my own country, as opposed to going overseas now that COVID restrictions are lifting,” he says.
“I’m going to spend some time in Whitehorse, Dawson City – of gambling and dancing girls fame, and maybe see the haunted hotel in Carcross.”
According to the website, “One long-standing feature of the hotel is sticking around – the ghost of Mrs. Gideon. Take a peek through the windows and see if you can spot her.”
Meanwhile Councillor Charlene Zinck (District 2) says, “During my time away from office in August I plan to do some sightseeing throughout our beautiful municipality and the rest of this great province. I will be spending time with family, relaxing and beginning to get things ready for the start of a new school year at St. Mary’s with my incoming Pre-Primary children. Always an exciting time.”
For Councillor Beulah Malloy (District 4), summer is for “spending sitting on our deck reading, plus doing some golfing (I think that’s what I call it), beach combing for sea glass, and getting together with family that we haven’t seen in a while.”
As for Marvin MacDonald, the municipality’s retiring chief administrative officer, vacationland will have to wait. He’s preparing the ground for his replacement David Hutten, who arrives next month with his family from Hartland, New Brunswick.
Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Guysborough Journal