Friday, July 24, 2009

BBBS Golf Event

No major rain, but it was a perfect day for support to pour in for South Shore Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The organizers held their eighth annual golf tournament yesterday. The event this year was held at Richard Homburg's Sherwood Golf and Country Club on a misty Thursday afternoon. And after expenses, the event raised 15-thousand-250 dollars. 28 teams participated with the winners - Sun Life - coming in at 13 under par. Big Brothers and Big Sisters needs to raise 80 percent of its funding requirements through events like their golfing and bowling events. Sheldon wants to thank his teammates John Collyer, Earl Lantz, Jason Mailman and Mike Dunham. We finished four under - with credit going to Big Mike for the loooong ball.

Natural Resources Panel

A dozen Nova Scotians have been appointed to guide the development of a new natural resources strategy for the province. The appointments were recommended by a steering panel chaired by former Chief Justice Constance Glube. The four expert panels will soon begin the job of consulting with stakeholders, and their findings will be reported to the steering panel late this fall. Jonathan Porter, of Liverpool, the manage of Forestry and Fibre Resources, Abitibi Bowater has been appointed to the Forestry Panel as has Donna Crossland, the senior park warden of Kejimkujik National Park.