Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flu Clinic Priority

At the beginning of the week, they were worried no one was going to come out for the H-1-N-1 vaccination. That has not been the case with people lining up for hours at clinics across the province and across the country. This afternoon, South Shore Health is holding it's first in a series of clinics in Lunenburg and Queens counties. Public Health officer Dr Richard Gould is suggesting people wait who are NOT in the usual risk groups. More than a dozen health care professionals will be at the Michelin Social club for the clinic this afternoon. Additional clinics are scheduled throughout November. Details can be found at

The seasonal influenza vaccination will now be available to the usual risk groups: the elderly, the young, and anyone with chronic medical conditions and those in close contact. Everyone over 6 months of age should get the H1N1 vaccination, especially in risk groups like pregnant women and people with heart disease, asthma or diabetes.

School Board Candidates

Two candidates have put forth their names for a vacant seat on the South Shore Regional School Board. Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake says a by-election has been set for Saturday,November 21st to to fill the position left vacant when Karen Kinley resigned from the Board earlier this year. Craig Buffett of Spectacle Lake and John Jenkins of Lunenburg - have filed their nominations to represent District 7 on the Board. District 7 comprises the Town of Lunenburg and Polling Districts 1 and 2 in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Voting will take place at advance polls from noon until 8 p.m. on November 14 and 17 and on election day, November 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The advance polls are located in the Royal Canadian Legion #23 in Lunenburg. On election day, polls are located in Palmer's Slipcovers & Draperies in Dean's Corner, the Riverport Community Centre, Royal Canadian Legion #23 in Lunenburg, the Little Tancook Activity Centre on Little Tancook Island and the Big Tancook Recreational Centre on Big Tancook Island. There will also be mobile polls on election day in Lunenburg at the Veteran's Unit of Fisherman's Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. to noon and at Harbour View Haven from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Only residents of the Veteran's Unit and of Harbour View Haven are eligible to vote in the mobile polls. In order to qualify to be on the list of electors and vote, a person must be 18 years or older on election day, be a Canadian citizen and have lived in District 7 since August 21, 2009. People can find out whether they are on the list of electors by contacting Returning Officer Ted Bulley by telephone at 902-354-2563, email at or in person at 92 Union Street, Liverpool.