Wednesday, August 5, 2009


A sod turning ceremony to highlight a new water treatment plant for the Town of Lunenburg is set for Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the top of Northwest Hill. The project, funded jointly by all three levels of government and announced in August 2006, will ensure that approximately 950 households will have improved drinking water. The project will not only result in a substantial improvement in water quality but will also ensure compliance with provincial water quality standards. Along with Mayor Laurence Mawhinney, South Shore St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy and Lunenburg MLA Pam Birdsall will attend the sod turning ceremony.


Eileen and Ron White along with their grandchildren Mason and Bailey Whynot have been selected the family for the build by Habitat for Humanity in Queens County. The grandchildren have been with the Whites since their oldest daughter lost custody of the two children. Part of the requirements for the Whites to take the grandchildren was for them to have a three bedroom house. They are currently renting a home in Port Medway but have been struggling to make ends meet. They look forward to being able to move to Liverpool which is closer to the schools and offers sports opportunities for the children. As part of Habitat for Humanity's mandate, the chosen family has to put in 500 hours of "sweat equity" which could involve helping with the build to assisting in fundraising. To date over 50 thousand dollars for the build has been raised of the total goal of 60 thousand by the end of this month. It's hoped the build can start in early September.