Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lunenburg School Site

Lunenburg's new school will be built on the same site as the town's old school. Education Minister Marilyn More says the future home of the Primary to Grade 9 building will be the location where the existing Junior-Senior High school building is. The minister advised members of the South Shore School board in a letter that said the property at 12 Knickle road was the most appropriate for the new facility. It was one of three proposed by the Board which were then reviewed by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Construction of the new school is expected to get underway in mid-2010 and to be completed in late in 2011. Student populations of Lunenburg Junior High, Lunenburg Academy, Riverport & District Elementary and Centre Consolidated School will be moved to the new $23-million facility. Lunenburg Jr/Sr High was turned into a grade 6 to 9 school and the senior students were sent to Parkview or Bridgewater.

Another Apartment Fire

Another fire in an apartment building in Bridgewater and thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident either. Volunteers were called out to the 26-unit building on Pleasant Street around six last night. The flames in one of the apartments was doused quickly and the cause is still under investigation. Red Cross officials say tenants from up to seven apartments that received smoke and water damage may be out for at least a day or two while cleanup and repairs are carried out. Most found family or friends to stay with last night. It was a month ago that crews had to put out a fire on the balcony of an apartment building on North Street. No one was hurt in that incident September 15th.

More Riding Money

More money is being made available for South Shore towns today. South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy will be making funding announcement in Bridgewater and Mahone Bay with respect to Government of Canada investments in the communities. The Bridgewater announcement is set for 10 o'clock this morning at the Day's Inn, while the Mahone Bay announcement will take place at noon at the Mahone Bay Community Centre.

Keddy Checks Cheques

South-Shore St Margaret's MP, Gerald Keddy, Wednesday issued a release calling the presence of a Conservative party logo on a public cheque "inappropriate". On September 19, Keddy appeared at Church Memorial Park to highlight funding for the Eleanor Pew Morris Memorial Rink. During the event, an oversized cheque that had the Conservative Party of Canada logo printed on it was used as a prop during a photo opportunity. Calling it an "unfortunate mistake", Keddy says the use of a party logo on a cheque representing public funds was inappropriate.