Friday, August 14, 2009

Beach Parking Warning

Sunshine and 30 degrees, beach weather for sure. And you can consider this your heads-up if you're planning on heading to the Risser's area. RCMP say there's a two-kilometer stretch of Highway 331 between Crescent Beach and Rissers that's a no-parking area. Constable Rob James says residents frequently park along the highway at the entrance to the boardwalk south of the reception gate of Rissers. He says there are signs up that show this is not permitted. And he says they will be starting to write tickets and tow vehicles in the next few days. He says guests of the Risser's Beach Provincial Park should use the designated parking area at Risser's Beach.

Team Nova Scotia

Rookie netminder Billy Clarke has been named to the Team Nova Scotia U16 Squad. Billy is from Dayspring and will be attending Park View Education Centre this fall. He is a recent graduate of the South Shore Bantam 'AAA' Ice Sharks, and top goaltender at the 2008/09 Bantam 'AAA' Provincial Championships. Clarke was among 46 players who tried out for the team - including 12 goal tenders. He'll get to play for Team Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton this fall.

Racing Fun

They come from all over for Chester Race week almost splitting the Village at its seams. It's a party atmosphere, but Warden Allan Webber says they don't want the party-goers to get out of hand and the area will be well patrolled. Whether you're a landlubber or a yacht racer, the welcome mat is out at the Chester Yacht Club. This years Chester Race Week runs from the 12th to the 15th.

Cookville Improvements

A call for tenders has been approved by Lunenburg Municipal Council for the second phase of Champlain Drive infrastructure. The first phase completed in July was to provide an access road for the provincial government to build the new French School in Cookville. Municipal Engineer Pierre Breau says the next phase of the project is to install a water line and sewer system to provide municipal services to the Ecole-de-la Rive Sud currently being built. The budgeted cost for the work is $496,000.