Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Baker Order of NS

The investiture ceremony for the 2009 Order of Nova Scotia will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the Red Chamber of Province House, 1726 Hollis St., Halifax.

This year's Order of Nova Scotia recipients are:
-- Michael Gilbert Baker (posthumous), Lunenburg
-- Melvin James Boutilier, Halifax
-- Muriel Helena Duckworth (deceased), Bedford
-- Philip Riteman, Bedford
-- Viola Marie Robinson, Truro

Cynthia Baker accepting on behalf of Mike.

Michael Gilbert Baker (posthumous), Lunenburg, was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1998, representing the constituents of Lunenburg. He served in cabinet as the Minister of Transportation and Public Works, Minister of Communications Nova Scotia, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, and Minister of Finance. During the final years of his tenure, he continued to provide exemplary service to the people of the province despite his own personal battle with a life-threatening and debilitating disease. His untimely death cut short a lifetime of dedicated, and committed service to Nova Scotia and its residents.

Crime Files

RCMP are keeping busy investigating a number of thefts in Lunenburg County. A number of items were taken from outside a residence in the New Germany area while the owners were away. The theft occurred sometime between Sunday September 27th and Tuesday, September 29th. Elsewhere a vehicle was damaged and items stolen while the vehicle was parked at the carpool parking lot at Exit 13 in Wileville. That incident took place Monday September 21st.

And Queens County RCMP are investigating a theft that took place at the Beech Hill Road in Hunts Point on the night of Tuesday, September 29th. The item taken was a large industrial type weedeater. It's described as a Honda, model UMK431. It has a red plastic cover over the engine and requires a shoulder harness which was not taken.