Thursday, December 3, 2009

Red Surge for Life Campaign.

RCMP in Nova Scotia have teamed up with Canadian Blood Services for a second year in a row to save lives this December. Employees and family members of the RCMP will be donating blood through the Red Surge for Life campaign. The RCMP in Nova Scotia and Canadian Blood services are hoping other Nova Scotians will take the time out and donate blood this holiday season.

Community Blooms.

The Town of Shelburne has been honoured as a Community in Bloom. The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia honoured the 2009 program participants at an Awards Presentation during their annual Tourism Conference. Shelburne was the winner in the one thousand and one to 3 thousand population category. The awards are presented to recognize the ongoing commitment to beautification, environmental awareness, volunteer involvement and heritage conservation.

Police investigation into parked vehicle damage.

Bridgewater Police are investigating an incident of damage to a parked vehicle. Sometime between 4:20 and 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 1st, a brown Kia Spectra was struck while parked at the Sobey's parking lot on Lahave Street. The vehicle sustained damage to the drivers side rear bumper. Police are also looking into a case of theft from a vehicle. A Tommy Hilfiger wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked outside Weagle's Baker on Victoria Road on November 24th. The wallet contained several credit cards, a small amount of cash and the owner's drivers licence.

Election results for Lunenburg Progressive Conservative Association.

Lunenburg Town Councillor Peter Zwicker has been elected the new President of the Lunenburg Progressive Conservative Association. Also elected to the executive were, Barbara Stevens, VP East; Audrey Vogel, Treasurer; Robert Cox, VP North; and Elmer Garber VP West. Zwicker says he would like to see a focus on the grass roots organization, building the membership numbers and engaging more youth in the local executive. The executive plan to meet in early 2010 and start the planning process. The elections took place at the Associations Annual General Meeting held on the weekend at the Barss Corner Community Hall. The guest speaker for the evening was the Honourable Senator John M Buchannan.

Christmas tree lighting in Boston.

A 38-year tradition of gratitude and holiday cheer continues todayas a 14-meter Christmas tree from Nova Scotia takes centre stage at the annual Tree Lighting ceremony in Boston. The tree is a gift to the City of Boston, recognizing the help provided in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion on December 6th, 1917.
This year's tree is a white spruce from Floyd and Elaine Shatford of Fox Point, Lunenburg County. Shatford will be in Boston for the ceremony with his grandchildren. The ceremony will take place on the Boston Common at 8 p.m. our time and will be televised to an estimated viewing audience of 300 thousand.