Thursday, April 9, 2009

Red Cross help

2009-04-09 11:30:23

With hundreds dead and thousands injured a world away, Atlantic Canadians looking to help in Italy are getting a chance to do that through the Red Cross.  Now that the Italian Red Cross has a clearer idea of its ongoing needs, it has signed formal agreements with a number of its sister organizations including the Canadian Red Cross.  That agreement ensures donations are tax-deductible in Canada even though the money will be spent in Italy to provide emergency shelter, meals and blankets, and for ambulances and field hospitals. Donations can be made at any Canadian Red Cross office, securely online through a link on our website ( or by calling toll-free 1-800-418-1111 and indicating the money is for the Italian earthquake victims.

Small lobster

2009-04-09 11:29:20

A Terrance Bay man has been fined 2 thousand dollars for having undersized lobsters aboard his vessel last November.  Forty-eight year old Kevin George Slaunwhite pled guilty  saying it was not intentional, but rather his son was not properly measuring the crustaceans.  Fishery Officers boarded Slaunwhite's vessel in Terrance Bay last November 29th and found 14 undersized lobsters in three crates.  The Crown agreed the smaller lobsters were not segregated and it was more a case of inaccurate measuring than a deliberate attempt to violate the fishery regulations.  Two of the undersized lobsters seized as evidence were forfeited to the Crown.

Invasion Plea

2009-04-09 06:31:09

One of the men charged  with being a party to a crime last October has elected to be tried by a Supreme Court judge and jury.  Twenty-three year old Sean Andrew Ivany faces a single count of robbery in connection with a home invasion at a Churchill residence last fall.  A preliminary hearing has been set for November 19th.   Ivany and 23 year old Matthew Kevin Glavine were arrested and charged February 12th as parties to the offence although police say it was others who actually entered the home.  The three other men charged with committing the robbery are 19 year old Matthew James Chase, 19 year old Timothy Charles MacKenzie and 19 year old Joshua Lamont Mosher. Their cases are all still before the courts.

Lunenburg Conservatives

2009-04-09 06:29:13

We are a bit closer to finding out who will be running for the Conservatives in the riding vacated by former Cabinet Minister Michael Baker.  Riding Association President Dale Lohnes says they are hoping to set a date for a nomination meeting before good Friday.  He tells CKBW they haven't set a date yet but there seems to be a lot of interest but no one has been confirmed to this point.  Lohnes says there is a search committee in place and they have been given a number of names and they are considering a number of people.  But he says there's no one on the ballot yet. 
A few names have been floated as possible candidates.  Elmer Garber, the former Deputy Warden in Lunenburg County has confirmed to CKBW News he is not interested.  And former P-C leadership candidate, Halifax businessman Bill Black has also been suggested as another possibility but he doesn't appear to be interested according to his wife who spoke with CKBW News Wednesday.

Queens Place dollars

2009-04-09 06:26:19

Another round of provincial funding for Queens Place - the proposed recreational facility in Liverpool. Carolyn Bollivar-Getson has announced almost 98-thousand dollars to go towards design and architectural work for the facility.
Queens councilor Doug Adams is the Chair of the Committee working on the project. He say that is work that needs to be done before the start actually building the facility. He says once they get the design work finished, the ground work can begin. Adams is hoping for money from Ottawa as early as next week saying M-P Gerald Keddy mentioned there would be an announcement next Thursday. Adams says they may actually have to see some additional dollars from the province adding if they end up funding the project with a third from each level of government - federal, provincial and municipal. The centre is expected to contain a 900 seat NHL size arena with walking track, 25 metre - four lane pool, fitness centre, community room and Youth Health Center.