Friday, November 13, 2009

Money For Lobster Marketing

A boost for the Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association in its bid to develop new markets for lobster.
The federal government is offering up over 70-thousand dollars to help the Association open up new markets in China.
The Association is targeting a number of Chinese cities.

Tipping Fee Exemption Sought

The Chester Village Commission is asking Municipal Council for an exemption in tipping fees relating to the Lido Pool renovations.
Warden Allen Webber says in previous cases of such requests, the amount was deducted from grants received by the organizations.
The Village Commission wants the exemption to the tip fee for the debris from the demolition in an effort to reduce the overall costs of the renovation.

Community Christmas Event Planning Well Underway

It's still more than a month away but planning is in the works for the first ever Bridgewater Community Christmas.
The volunteer run event aims to bring people together from all walks to share joy, company and food on Christmas Day.
The Bridgewater Community Christmas is planned for one o'clock Christmas Day at the Bridgewater High School.
Tickets are available free of charge at the door or in advance and transportation will be available.

Court Vacancy Filled

A vacancy on the bench here in Bridgewater is finally being filled -- Richard MacKinnon of Troy has been appointed a provincial judge.
He's been a senior Crown counsel with the Public Prosecution branch in Port Hawksbury -- his appointment takes effect immediately.

Seniors Complex Water Fix Costly

A seniors complex in Chester is asking the municipal council for help with a 71-thousand dollar fix for water problems.
The Shoreham Village complex is down to one well and it's trucking in water daily at a cost of 16-thousand dollars a month.
Warden Allen Webber says the municipality budget doesn't include money to help with the fix -- and -- he's not clear it's a municipal responsibility.
But council will review the situation and possible solutions to help with the problem -- meantime -- the Health Department has agreed to pay 45-thousand dollars to cover the nursing home's share of the cost.

Chester Council Supports Traffic Review

Chester council has approved a request for a traffic study -- that request coming from the R-C-M-P advisory committee.
The committee wants the study to review vehicle counts and parking issues along Duke Street between Main and Tremont Streets.
The request for the study will now be sent to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure renewal.

Lunenburg Company Holding Its Own

The recession doesn't appear to be hurting Lunenburg's High Liner Foods -- third quarter financial results show lower sales volume -- but -- for the year to date sales are up just over 9-percent while net income has improved 35-percent compared to the same period last year.

Autopsy Being Performed In Sudden Death Case

They don't suspect foul play -- Lunenburg County RCMP are working on a case involving a sudden death at a Lower Branch home yesterday.
They were called to the home around 1:30 yesterday afternoon and found the body of a 71-year old man.
An autopsy will be carried out today.

Flu Continues To Grip Province

The H-1-N-1 flu continues to take hold across the province -- the latest stats show there were 37-people hospitalized last week as a result of the flu.
Since the flu season began in September -- there have been 502-confirmed cases of the Swine Flu with a total of 73-people admitted to hospital -- and -- one H-1-N-1 related death.
Still with the flu -- a reminder there is a flu shot clinic scheduled for today at the Best Western in Liverpool between 2 and 6 -- tomorrow -- a clinic is scheduled at the Park View Education Center here in Bridgewater -- it will run between 10 and 2 -- both are for those people in the priority groups only.