Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Missing Kids Return

All four kids are now back at the Dayspring Adolescent Treatment Centre after staying out all night. The two boys - 12 and 9, and two girls - 12 and 11, were last seen between 8:30 and 9 last night. RCMP were called and the search started for the kids. They were all wearing pajamas and weren't really dressed to be outside all night. A police dog along with members of the Lunenburg County Ground Search and Rescue team were called in to help look for them. The call came in just before 6:30 this morning that the four kids had returned. RCMP Corporal Jamie Vacon is still speaking with them. Few other details are known right now. The facility is run by Family and Children's Services of Lunenburg County.

Schooner Gift

A small schooner designed by William J. Roue, who designed the historic schooner Bluenose, has been donated to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. A small reception today (September 4th) marked the gift of the 11.3-metre (37-foot) Hebridee II by the family of the late Edward Murphy of Halifax. The Roue-designed schooner, which was built, owned, and sailed locally, has a long relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and the Nova Scotia Schooner Association and is a significant addition to the museum's small-craftcollection. Ater a condition assessment and appropriate restoration work, museum staff plan to re-establish Hebridee II's sailing relationship with the NSSA.