Monday, November 16, 2009

Speed And Lack Of Seat Belt Singled Out In Fatal Crash

The lack of a seatbelt is being singled out as contributing to the death of a Lunenburg County man Friday night.
R-C-M-P say the 39-year old man died of injuries suffered in the single vehicle crash on Highway 332 in First South.
So far - no name has been released.

Nova Scotia Stands To Lose More Residents

A new report is predicting Nova Scotia will lose 100-thousand workers by 2046.
The study by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies also shows we have been successful in getting more people into the workforce - especially women.
On the other side of the coin -- the report also points out something which is no real secret -- more of us are moving into the older demographics.
And the report points out that's going to have a significant impact on the region's ability to generate output and income as well as virtually all other aspects of the economy.

Annual Tree Cutting Set For This Morning

A tree cutting ceremony is planned for this morning to mark Nova Scotia's annual Christmas gift to Boston.
This year's selected tree is a white spruce from Fox Point that belongs to Floyd Shatford, the Deputy-Warden of Chester.
Every year since 1971 the province has sent a Christmas tree to the people of Boston in appreciation for their help during the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.
Students from Aspotogan Elementary and Shatford Memorial schools will be taking part in the tree cutting ceremony.
The event which is also open to the public takes place at 10 o'clock this morning, at Highway 329, Fox Point Shore Road, house number 823.

Group Wants Money To Recruit Doctors

A community group in Chester is looking for 58-thousand dollars from the municipal council.
The group wants to use the money to help recruit new doctors to the area by expanding the Health Resource Center at Shoreham Village.
Council is looking at the request to see if it can find the money in its budget -- the group has also proposed an interest free loan from the municipality as an alternative to the direct cash grant.

More Flu Clinics To Start The Week

Flu shots clinics continue here in the region for those in the priority groups - the latest is set for today in Yarmouth at the Lions Club between 2 and 6 -- and -- there is also one here in Bridgewater at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall between 1 and 6 today.
Tomorrow -- one is scheduled in Lunenburg at the Community Center between one and 6 while the Weymouth Legion will be the scene of a clinic between one and six as well.

Minister Hears Chester Concerns

She didn't have precise answers on issues raised -- but -- Chester Warden Allen Webber says a meeting with Community Services Minister Denise Peterson - Rafuse has opened up a line of communications.
The Chester - St Margaret's M-L-A met with the council recently -- and -- Webber says she now has a better understanding of the local concerns of council.