Monday, September 28, 2009

Blessing the Animals

It's an ancient practice traditionally associated with St. Francis of Assissiwhose feast is October 5. St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, will be holding a Blessing of Families and Animals, this Sunday, October 4th at 2:00pm in the churchparade in front of the church. The service of thanksgiving and blessing is for pet animals as well as farm animals. Peope are asked to ensure their dogs are on leashes and other animals are properly kennelled or restrained. Donations to S.H.A.I.D. would be appreciated.

Drug Trafficker to Jail

Trafficking in cocaine has landed a Lunenburg County man behind bars for two and a-half years. Provincial Court Judge Jim Burrill sentenced 32 year old Randy Joe Naugler of Upper Kingsburg to a prison term last week calling him a retailer of poison who was motivated by greed. Naugler was put under surveillance by the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Unit after they received a tip August 28th last year that he was going to be selling cocaine later that day. Naugler's car was intercepted in Upper LaHave, but sped off as officers approached his vehicle. He struck an unmarked police vehicle and crashed into a ditch. A search of the car turned up five two-gram bags of cocaine powder,a further 23 grams of the drug, four grams of marihuana and seven ecstasy tablets. A search of Naugler's home turned up a further 11.3 grams of marihuana and seven ecstasy pills. Meantime, Naugler will return to Bridgewater Provincial Court October 21stto face new charges of possessing ecstasy and prescription medication for the purpose of trafficking as well as possession of marihuana. Those charges stem from a search in Upper Kingsburg July 29th.

Earle Wins Nomination

Once again Gordon Earle will represent the NDP in the South Shore/St. Margarets riding in the next federal election. Over 100 NDP members turned out Sunday afternoon at the Italy Cross Fire Hall to elect Earle Geoff LeBoutlier , the contender for the nomination , made a motion to make Mr.Earle's nomination unanimous. An association fund raising dinner will be held at the Oak Hill Fire Hall on Oct.24 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, for tickets please call 644-1960 or 543-4989

Race Relations Coordinator

The South Shore Regional School Board has approinted Stephen Johnson as Coordinator of Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Human RightsJohnson brings 22 years of experience as a youth worker, community liaison, mental health review board member and teacher/trainer for various programs of the Nova Scotia government. Currently, he is a youth navigator for the western region of Nova Scotia in the high profile Nova Scotia Child and Youth Strategy. Johnson will assume his new position with the Board on October 13, where his role will be to ensure effective implementation of the Board's Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Human Rights policies and to advance social justice and equity in all sectors of the South Shore Regional education community