Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Transportation Plan For Chester

Chester is moving to develop what it's calling an active transportation plan -- coordinator Gordon Tate says he will be working to design a network of bikeways - trails - and - sidewalks.
The plan is part of the active living strategy developed by Chester - Mahone Bay - and - the Department of Health Promotion and Protection.
The active living strategy and the transportation plan are scheduled to be implemented over a three year period.

Fox Point Tree Headed For Boston

A Fox Point white spruce will be heading to Boston this year as our gift to Beantown for help in the aftermath of the Halifax explosion.
The 15-meter tree is on land in Lunenburg County owned by Floyd and Elainse Shatford.
A tree cutting ceremony is planned for Monday.

Crash Claims One

A 31-year old man is dead after a single vehicle crash on Highway 1 in Middle Sackville last night.
The Mounties say it appears the man lost control on a curve and rolled into the ditch.
Police say it appears the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the mishap -- so far no name has been release.

New Center Closer To Reality

The Chair of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Society says a big step has been taken in the process to move forward with the LCLC.
Paul Belliveau says the joint councils of Bridgewater and Municipality of Lunenburg have approved the first phase of the architect services.
Belliveau says the price tag will have to be revised from the 31.5 million and they need a more current number.
Both councils also approved a contract for accounting services and the setting up of a municipal corporation.

New Deputy Mayor Named

Martin Bell has been elected the new deputy-mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.
Bell who was first elected to Council in 2000 takes over the post from Don Zwicker who could not reoffer because of a new policy implemented by Council.
Bell says the new one year term allows the Councillors to rotate the position.

New Name For Road To New Francophone School

A seven year old student who attends Ecole de la Rive-Sud the winner of a contest by the Municipality of Lunenburg to name the road leading to the new French school.
Mayor Don Downe says the entry by Abbey Rafuse was selected by Council and it is Chemin Petit Evangeline Court.
The road named by Abbey will be applied to the portion of road off Champlain Drive in Cookville where the new French school is being constructed.

Lunenburg Claims Top Prize

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg being recognized for having one of the top 50 Canadian web designs.
Partnering with Headspace Design of Halifax, the Municipality engaged in an intense branding exercise and the implementation of a web design and development approach.
Mayor Don Downe says, the new site will be a show piece for the region.
The new tourism website features a birdhouse as the new branding symbol and the shortened name of Lunenburg Region.

Large Turnouts For Remembrance Day Services

Bridgewater among a number of communities around the region reporting a solid turnout for Remembrance Day services yesterday.
Prince Charles took part in the service at the National War Memorial in Ottawa -- he urged Canadians to recognize the "enormous debt of gratitude" owed the men and women fighting in Afghanistan.

More Flu Shot Clinics Planned

A number of H-1-N-1 vaccine clinics will take place over the next three days to accommodate new target groups announced by the province. South Shore Health has clinics planned for this afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. at the New Ross Consolidated School, Friday at the Best Western Hotel in Liverpool from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday in Bridgewater at Park View Education Centre from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The new groups now eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccination are :
** people under 65 with chronic medical conditions;
** people living with, or providing care in the home for infants less than six months of age,
** people living with those at high-risk who cannot be immunized and those who are immunocompromised and may not respond to vaccine; AND
** people who work in residential-care facilities, community-based option and small-option homes, group homes and developmental residences.