Monday, July 27, 2009

Green Bin Blaze

Another green bin fire. And there's a warning from RCMP. Thursday evening a bin in a private driveway near Blockhouse was burning when neighbors called 9-1-1. Lunenburg and District firefighters responded. The bin was destroyed but there was no other damage to the property or to the nearby properties. This is the second green bin fire in just over a week. And police are encouraging you to keep the bins away from the side of your home or other structures. And they are asking you to report any suspicious activities.

Festival Funding

Another event on the south shore is in line for federal dollars. Gerald Keddy announced $13,200 in funding for the South Shore in Motion Festival Society. The event will be held at the Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater from August 7 to August 9, 2009. Charlie Horstman says the grant from Canadian Heritage has allowed South Shore in Motion to expand its regular events to include a chance for Bridgewater to showcase some of the accomplishments of current and former residents and businesses of the area. He says this year they've invited local artists to display their works and local musicians to perform for festival goers. The first edition of this event was organized in 2005. Activities will include an exhibition of contemporary visual art and folk art created from car parts, lawn tractor races, truck pulls, emergency vehicle show and shine and musical performances by local artists.