Monday, November 30, 2009

Lunenburg County woman struck by a vechile while using a cross walk.

A sixty year old woman from Lunenburg County was allegedly struck by a vehicle yesterday while using a cross walk in front of the Shoppers Drug Mart at the Bridgewater Mall.
A sixteen year old female was driving the vehicle. The victim was taken by ambulance to South Shore Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.
Police are reminding the general public that during the holiday season motorists must be extra vigilant when driving through Mall parking lots and town streets due to the increased volume of Christmas shoppers.

Lobster Season is acknowledged.

Lobster's value and importance to Nova Scotia was acknowledged today (November 30th) as December was proclaimed the Month of the Lobster.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau, read the proclamation on behalf of Premier Darrell Dexter at a breakfast with fishermen on Cape Sable Island before the season opened today. The minister says Nova Scotia lobster has tremendous value as a high-quality seafood that is appreciated around the world.
The proclamation states lobster is worth $400 million to the economy of Nova Scotia, the largest lobster supplying province in the country.

Lunenburg is working to keep its world heritage designation.

Officials in Lunenburg are putting the finishing touches on a heritage sustainability plan.
Mayor Laurence Mawhinney tells CKBW News the plan will include a review of the town's heritage bylaw.
Mawhinney says the heritage plan is now required to maintain the town's world heritage site designation.

Chester Council agrees to upgrade and expansion of the Oceanview Garden Center.

Chester council is giving the green light to a development agreement which will allow a controversial upgrade and expansion of the Oceanview Garden Center.
Warden Allen Webber tells CKBW News there were concerns raised by nearby property owners. But he thinks the agreement represents a compromise which eases those concerns while allowing the upgrade and expansion to proceed.