Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fans Cash In

The Nauss Timbermart Lumberjacks announced their 2008-09 Lumberjacks Points winners at last night's contest. The big winner was Janice Dibbon who took home a cheque for $4,000. Mike Zinck picked up a $1,500 reward while Chastity Greer got a $500 prize. The winners earned points by getting a free Lumberjacks card and then buying products and services from Lumberjack sponsors. The new Lumberjacks Points cards will be available at the Club's next home game in October.

McNamara Secondment

He was supposed to be back on the job at the end of this month. But South Shore Health will have to continue to operate with an acting C-E-O until the end of December. Just after his election win, Premier Darrell Dexter announced Kevin McNamara would be leaving the South Shore District Health Authority to be acting deputy minister of the Health Department for three months. In a news release at the end of June, Dexter mentioned how McNamara understands the unique challenges of Nova Scotia's health-care system and will be able to help government prepare to address those challenges. The three month appointment was extended by board approval. Alice Leverman has agreed to stay on as Acting C-E-O until the new year.

Money Announcement

South Shore-St. Margaret's M.P. Gerald Keddy will be unveiling government support for federal laboratories . Keddy will be at the Dartmouth Laboratory of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency where he will make an announcement relating to Canada's Economic Action Plan and support for Federal Laboratories across the country. The announcement is set to take place at 2 p.m.

Vandals and Thieves

A number of mailboxes were vandalized in Oakhill sometime over the weekend. The mailboxes were damaged between the 400 and 500 block on the Oakhill Road between Sunday September 20th and the early morning hours of Monday, September 21st. RCMP are asking the public for assistance in solving the incident.. Meantime Liverpool RCMP are asking the public to come forward with information regarding two children's bicycles. The bikes were reported stolen from Liverpool on Sunday morning, September 20th One of the bikes belongs to a seven year old and is a red and black mountain bike. The other which belongs to an eleven year old is a silver mountain bike with some yellow and black stickers.

Queens Gas Money

The Region of Queens Council has approved an aggressive five year Capital Investment Plan to cover the fiscal years through 2014. Mayor John Leefe says the plan must be submitted to be eligible to receive the Region's transfer of the federal gas tax revenues. Leefe says there was some discussion with respect to the Brooklyn sewer and water project and others that must take place over the next five year period. The Region will receive $723,000 in federal gas tax money in each of the next five years.

Police Post

It's inflatable and missing. RCMP are looking into a report of a boat stolen from Marriotts Cove. It has a white outboard motor attached and it went missing overnight Friday. Not locking their car doors ended up with a call to police. Also Friday night, someone rifled through a couple of vehicles parked at a residence on Summer Crescent in Bridgewater. Last Wednesday evening, a black Hyundai Accent was damaged in the Brigdewater Mall Parking Lot. It was parked near the "B" entrance. And overnight Tuesday, someone broke into a garage on Miller Drive. They stole a poulan power saw, delta mitre saw, an air compressor and a fishing rod.