Friday, April 24, 2009

New Station Granted

2009-04-24 14:03:20


Country music is coming back to the airwaves in Bridgewater. CKBW has received approval from the CRTC to operate a second radio station. Jim MacMullin, Vice-President of Acadia Broadcasting says the company is extremely pleased and excited about the successful application for a new country  music station for the south shore approved today.  MacMullin says  "in addition to the country music, Acadia's community involvement and local news coverage will only continue to get better because we'll be adding staff to the new station which we truly hope to have on the air by early 2010 at the latest."

RCMP Funding

2009-04-24 09:42:24


Two literacy programs in Shelburne county are getting a boost from the RCMP Foundation.  More than $570 is being given to the WOW Reading Challenge taking place in area elementary schools and for the Boys Night Out program at the Barrington Municipal Library.  Both programs are a partnership between regional library branches in Barrington and Clark's Harbour and the Barrington Detachment of the RCMP.  Detachment Commander Sergeant Bob Forbes believes strongly in the RCMP's active partnership with Western Counties Regional Library in the two youth literacy programs.  He says youth who get involved with these programs are less likely to run afoul of the law, are more likely to have a positive relationship with the police and may even be drawn to the RCMP as a career.  The RCMP Foundation was created in 1994 to support community initiatives in which local RCMP members are involved.

Early Risers

2009-04-24 06:12:50


Starting this September, the beginning of the new school year there will be a change in bus routes and bell times for the Chester area family of schools.  Board Chair Elliott Payzant says by and large the proposed changes  which have been in the works for years are widely supported .  Recommendations included changing daily beginning and ending bell times from 9:25 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 8:45 a.m.  and 2:40 p.m.   Bus runs in the morning and afternoon would also be reduced for a total of 8 fewer runs   Bus routes were also designed to be the  most direct routes possible  to reduce travel time for the students in the extremities of the Municipality.

Land Protection

2009-04-24 06:11:22


The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is announcing the permanent protection of a very special piece of southwest Nova Scotia. The 62 acre conservation lands on Cameron Lake, Queens County, provide habitat for 2 nationally endangered species—Redroot and the Eastern Ribbonsnake.  The only surviving habitat in Canada for the Redroot plant is found on a few lakes in southwest Nova Scotia.  Most of these lakeshores face intensive cottage development. Nature Trust incoming president, Nil d’Entremont, commented, “The Nature Trust is delighted with this important conservation achievement, and the irreplaceable contribution it makes to protecting Canada’s biodiversity.” The land acquisition was supported with funding from Nova Scotia’s Crown Share Land Legacy Trust Fund, Environment Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program, Aveda and many other community supporters and Nature Trust members.