Friday, November 27, 2009

New Judge Being Sworn In

A swearing in ceremony is set for noon time today for Bridgewater's newest judge.
Richard MacKinnon will be sworn in during a ceremony at the Port Hawkesbury courthouse where he's been serving as senior Crown Counsel.

Chester Council Approves Breastfeeding Policy

Mothers who are breastfeeding should feel more welcome in the municipality of the district of Chester.
Warden Allen Webber tells CKBW News council has approved a breastfeeding friendly policy to support breastfeeding by employees and visitors at municipal properties.
Webber says it should make it easier for breastfeeding mothers to access municipal services while maintaining a level of dignity.

Lunenburg's Finances On Track

Despite a large capital works program this year -- Lunenburg mayor Laurence Mawhinney says the town's finances are pretty much on track.
Mawhinney tells CKBW News it's been a busy construction season with a number of projects well underway on budget and on time.
But Mawhinney says the work on the Tannery Road probably won't get started until spring -- the town is spending about 17-million on infrastructure projects this year -- and -- that combined with the 4-million dollar operating budget is the largest budget in the town's history.

Flu Impact Easing In Schools

Student attendance is back at normal levels in schools in the South Shore region -- a spokesman for the South Shore Regional School Board tells us absentee rates for students and teachers due to the H-1-N-1 flu were reaching high levels a few weeks ago.
But -- he says the rate has settled back into normal territory in the past two weeks.
Flu assessment clinics at the South Shore Regional Hospital and the Yarmouth Hospital have closed after a significant decline in the number of people using the facilities.

Oak Island Group's Fate To Be Decided Next Month

Some controversy brewing over the direction of The Oak Island Tourism Society.
A meeting on December 7th will consider a motion to dissolve the society.
Danny Hennigar, vice-chair of the group, tells CKBW the group no longer believes it can attain its goals of an interpretive centre, regular tours of the island, and a museum.
Hennigar says the group can't raise the needed funds.
Others in the community think the plan is viable.
Charles Barkhouse tried to join the group a year ago and he thinks the goals can be attained.
The group meets at Oak Island Inn at 2 pm on Monday, December 7th. If the group is dissolved, its assets will be transferred to the Chester Heritage Society.