Friday, April 30, 2010

High Liner Buys Back Shares

High Liner Foods is buying back shares held by Nova Scotia Business Inc. for 4-million-dollars. The Lunenburg based seafood giant gave notice to shareholders earlier this month that it would buy back non-voting common shares. In 1984, the province invested 5-million-dollars in High Liner Foods, now the country's largest value-added seafood company. The shares have earned the province 5-point-3-million-dollars in dividends. High Liner employs 325 people in Nova Scotia.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shed Fire in Blue Rocks

Several fire departments were out early this morning to battle a structure fire in Lunenburg County.

The Lunenburg Fire Department received a call at around 3:00 o'clock to a blaze at a shed behind 48 The-Lane in Blue Rocks.

They called in the Blockhouse Fire Department for a pumper, tanker and crew; Dayspring for a tanker and crew; the Riverport Fire Department for a pumper and crew; and the Oakhill department for a tanker.

The Mahone Bay Fire Department was also called for a pumper and crew to remain on "standby" at the Lunenburg Fire Hall.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Council Considers Tax Exemption

South Shore Transition House Association is asking Bridgewater Town Council to be included in the Tax Exemption By-law.Harbour House is a 15 bed transition house located in Bridgewater which serves abused women and their children. Mayor Carroll Publicover says there are 7 not-for profit charitable organizations that qualify under the exemptions by-law, and he doesn't see a flood of requests coming to Council. He says Harbour House does great work and is only 80 percent funded by the province so they have to fundraise the other 20 percent. Council voted 4 to 3 to draft an amendment for a full tax exemption for Harbour House to be included in the by-law, much the same as was done for the Small World Learning Centre Daycare .

Temporary Traffic Lights

Bridgewater Town Council is working on a solution to ease the traffic congestion on North Street. Sixty thousand dollars is included in this years draft budget for a set of traffic lights to be installed at the intersection of Haven and Seasons Drive on North Street. Mayor Carroll Publicover says the lights are only a temporary solution but he'll fight to keep the money in the budget. A planned upgrade of North Street and Aberdeen Road includes widening the two streets to include additional turning lanes, sidewalks and bicycle lanes and a roundabout along with permanent traffic lights.

Lock up Your Vehicles

There's been a recent rash of thefts from vehicles in The Wileville/Auburndale area. Within the last two nights, 15 vehicles were entered and an undetermined number of items were stolen. RCMP are asking for public assistance in identifying who is responsible for the thefts. The Mounties are also reminding residents to ensure their vehicles are securely locked during the evenings and not to leave anything of value in the vehicle or in plain view of would be thieves.

Senior Friendly Challenge

(Photo - Coalition for an Age Friendly Community Committee)
The Coalition for an Age Friendly Community is extending the Senior Friendly challenge to businesses in the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. It's also a call for volunteers to participate in the Check-up training program. The next training session will be held May 5th. The Senior Friendly Program is modeled after a project developed by the Alberta Council on Aging the program is designed to help businesses and organizations become more age-friendly. For more information on this Senior Friendly™ Program and future "Age-Friendly" initiatives please contact: Beth George, Seniors Safety Coordinator
Ph: 543-3567 or email,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Recycling Workshop

A free workshop on the economics of recycling is being offered to all non-profit and community groups in Lunenburg and Queens counties Thursday evening April 29th between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. at the Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin. This is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to improve their own bottom lines through the sharing and discussion of success stories and best practices because dealing with solid waste can be both a time consuming and expensive challenge for community groups, The Economics of Recycling workshop is being presented by the Municipality of the District of Chester, Region 6 Solid Waste Management and the Lunenburg Queens Regional Development Agency.

Woman of the Year Award

A local businesswoman is one of three finalists for the
Women's Business Alliance (WBA) of Choice Hotels 2010 Woman of the Year Award. Bernice Theriault, Manager of the Bridgewater Comfort Inn
will attend the Choice Hotel's 56th Annual Convention in Las Vegas from May 4th to 6th where she'll be recognized with the other nominees.
Theriault has served as a board member of the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce for six years and is currently the Vice Chair of the Bridgewater Development Association and is actively involved in many community projects. The Bridgewater Comfort Inn has also received notification that it is one of three finalists for the 2010 Canadian Hotel of the Year Award.

Organ Donor Information Session

South Shore Health will be hosting an evening of information about the important topic of organ and tissue donation. The evening will highlight a speaker from the Regional Tissue Bank in Halifax as well as a local physician, Dr. Kory Jollymore. The public is invited to attend the free session to learn more and get any questions you may have answered. The information session is set for Thursday evening, April 29th, at 7 p.m. at the Atlantic Superstore Community Room, Bridgewater.

Reminder to Remove Studded Tires

Motorists are being reminded to remove their studded tires. RCMP remind motorists that with the warmer spring weather Traffic Services will be focusing on making this spring safe for all highway travelers.
Studded tires are not to be used between May 1st and October 14th of each year. The RCMP is committed to making Canadian roadways the safest in the world under the Road Safety Vision 2010.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Auxilliary RCMP Recognized

Three former RCMP Auxiliary Constables will be recognized during a special ceremony tomorrow. (Wed. April 28th) Recognition and presentations will be made to the three former members, who through their commitment and dedication, contributed in a significant way to the community policing service delivery model in Lunenburg County. The ceremony is set for 1:15 p.m. at the RCMP Cookville detachment.
The RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program is a Community Policing Program that allows community residents the opportunity to work with regular members of the RCMP, providing front-line support to policing services in the areas of general duties, school liaison, drug awareness, traffic control, boat patrols, off-highway vehicles patrols, as well as numerous other areas of responsibility.

Workers Remembered

Larry and Cheryl MacKay from New Germany are sharing their story as part of a Day of Mourning campaign in support of families affected by workplace tragedy. In 1999 Larry, a saw-filer in a saw mill, called home from the hospital to tell Cheryl he cut his hand on a saw. Doctors performed surgery to repair tendons and possible nerve damage, but an infection developed that caused the wound to open and damage the repair work. In Lunenburg County alone, about 870 people were injured at work last year. Nearly 200 of those injuries were serious enough that the worker had to lose time from work to recover. On Wednesday, (April 28th) Nova Scotia joins the rest of Canada and more than 80 countries worldwide to commemorate the Day of Mourning and pay tribute to those who died or were injured at work. The WCB has produced an awareness campaign in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and Threads of Life, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting families affected by workplace tragedy. To read more about Larry and Cheryl MacKay’s story and the Day of Mourning campaign, visit

Day of Mourning

The Town of Lunenburg inviting the public to a ceremony to recognize workers who have lost their lives or were injured in the workplace. On Wednesday (April 28th) The Mayor and Town Council invite all Town employees and public to join them on the Lunenburg Waterfront at the site of the Fishermen’s Memorial on Bluenose Drive for a wreath laying ceremony. The event is slated to get underway at 11:45 a.m.

Bridgewater Residents Face Tax Hike

Looks like taxes will be going up for Bridgewater property owners. Town Council hopes to table the budget and set the tax rate by May 10th, and a 2 and half percent increase is being proposed. The draft budget proposes raising the residential rate to $1.66 per $100 of assessment, up from $1.62 and the commercial rate to $4.05 from $3.72. Council is looking at a 17 million dollar budget with 6.7 million of that for capital expenditures. Mayor Carroll Publicover says there hasn't been a tax increase in the Town for a long time and maybe it hasn't registered with the general public. Council has two more meetings where public input will be received before the budget is tabled.

Shannex Complaints

A senior's care home soon set to open in Bridgewater is meeting with some resistance from nearby neighbours. Residents of Brady Street appeared before Town Council to complain of high wattage lights shining in their homes and noise from a ventilation fan. Mayor Carroll Publicover says the residents have shouldered a lot of inconvenience during the construction period. Publicover says Council will work with Shannex officials and the contractors to resolve the issues. The residents are also calling for a fence to be erected between the properties. Publicover says a conditional occupancy permit has been issued to Shannex and they have 30 days to resolve the issues. The Halifax based firm Shannex specializes in seniors care. Ryan Hall, a 65 bed long term care residence is located off Hollingsworth Drive

4th Annual Community Meeting

The 4th annual United Way community meeting will be held tomorrow morning at the Day's Inn in Bridgewater.

Beginning at 10am, the meeting will focus on funded partners and highlight six particular groups that are making a difference in the community.

This year, 25 Lunenburg County organization and programs will share funding to help make positive things happen in Lunenburg County.

To register please email:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Motorcycle/Truck Accident in Chester

A 38 year old man was taken to the QE-2 Hospital following a serious motor vehicle collision in Chester Saturday afternoon. RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call around 1:40 Saturday afternoon. The accident happened on Highway 3 in Chester. A pickup truck was turning across the lane of traffic when it was struck by a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was taken to Halifax with serious injuries. The 37 year old truck driver from Chester is facing charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm in the operation of a motor vehicle. A court date has been set for June 23rd. RCMP are continuing to investigate and say further charges could be laid.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bridgewater man Turns Hiimself In

A Bridgewater man sought on a Canada wide warrant for a home invasion has turned himself into police. Twenty-four year old Matthew Kevin Glavine was charged with three others in a home invasion on Churchill Street in October 2008. Glavine was charged as a party to the offence of robbery in connection with the incident. He failed to appear in court and is alleged to have committed a number of other offences in 2009 including break and enter, robbery, being unlawfully at large and trafficking. Bridgewater Police had issued a Canada wide warrant for Glavine last May. He turned himself into the Bridgewater Justice Centre on Wednesday. Following a court appearance this afternoon Glavine has been remanded until May 19th.

House dedication in Liverpool

The dedications of the 30th house built through Habitat for Humanity in the Province is set for tomorrow in Liverpool.

At 2pm the keys will be handed over to the new owners of the home on Amherst St.

The public are welcome to attend the event, as well tours will be available after the dedication.

Sudden death at Cresent Beach

Lunenburg County RCMP are investigating the sudden death of a 43-year-old at Crescent Beach this morning.

RCMP Responded to a 911 call at around 7:45 this morning, after an adult male was found on the beach deceased.

The Provincial Medical Examiners office is assisting in this investigation. An autopsy is planned for tomorrow.

RCMP do not suspect foul play.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for this Saturday morning to unveil the newly renovated "Seniors Room" at the Mahone Bay Centre. South Shore/St. Margaret's M.P. Gerald Keddy will perform the honour. The Centre received funding from the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The public is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony which is is set for 10:30 a.m.

AIMS School report card

Barrington Municipal High School should be proud after ranking 3rd in the province in the annual Atlantic Institute for Market Studies report card.

The eighth annual report was released this week. New Germany Rural High School came out best overall for the South Shore School Board with a B grade, followed by Park View Education Centre and Bridgewater High School who received a B minus.

Liverpool Regional High School and Forest Heights Community School had C pluses.

For a link to the report card visit:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Historic Newspaper Launch

Three historic Shelburne newspapers will be included on a website featuring 19,000 pages of digitized newspapers. Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers will be officially launched this Friday, April 23. To coincide with the launch, events are being held across the province to celebrate with different regional focuses. The three historic Shelburne newspapers that have been digitized are The Port-Roseway Gazeteer and the Shelburne Advertiser, The Nova Scotian Packet and General Advertiser, and The Royal American Gazette. The Shelburne launch takes place at McKay Memorial Library, 17 Glasgow St., Shelburne, beginning at 2 p.m..

Earth Day at NSCC

It's Earth Day at the Nova Scotia Community College Lunenburg Campus. The school on High Street in Bridgewater is hosting events all day long. Students will be staffing a booth with environmental information on things such as soil amendments, tree planting tips, benefits of bat and owl houses which will be given away to winning ticket holders. They'll also perform a soil testing exercise on the area where a flowering shrub will be planted to mark the beginning of a garden to attract birds and butterflies. If you bring your own mug you'll be able to buy a coffee in the cafeteria for less than half price. A major area cleanup, led by the students in the Women Unlimited program, will see students from all programs picking up trash and sorting where possible.

Attracting Immigrants

The Lunenburg/Queens Regional Development Agency is actively working to attract immigrants to the area. Corey Pickens the Immigration Navigator for the LQRDA says they currently have about 95 active client files. His roles is to make available to newcomers, information regarding housing, language services, employment opportunities and even school information. Pickens says in terms of the RDA's goals and objectives for creating development within the region, a navigators position is critically important. He says communities can host a "Newcomers Reception" to welcome the immigrants into the neighbourhood to make them feel a part of the community. The LQRDA deals mainly with the provincial nominee program to attract skilled worker and business class immigrants .

FREE Breakfast

You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast this morning(Thurs.,April 22)and hear all the latest success stories on growth and development in Bridgewater. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Bridgewater Development Association and is on from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Michelin Social Club on Logan Road. There will be a number of presentations and trade show displays set up. The BDA is the lead development agency that has been behind many of the initiatives and work that keeps Bridgewater's growth at the forefront.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Debt Collection

The province is in the process of setting up a debt collection system on behalf of municipalities. Amendments have have introduced to the Municipal Government Act to give the province the legal authority to collect debts owed to municipalities for public utility bills or by-law infractions. There is about 8 million dollars in outstanding fines owed to municipalities. The Region of Queens would like to see the legislation go a step further. Mayor John Leefe says in the event a person does not pay their fine, the municipality would be able to put a lien against any real property owned by the person until the judgement is satisfied. The Region is asking the Minister of Service Nova Scotia to approve its amendments to be included in the MGA. There is about 8 million dollars in outstanding fines owed to municipalities. Each year, the debt collection unit of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations collects over 15 million on behalf of provincial departments and agencies.

Bridgewater Draft Budget

The Town of Bridgewater hopes to table its budget and set the tax rate by May 10th. A draft copy was released at Council's briefing session Monday night and is proposing a hike in both residential and commercial tax rates. The current residential rate is set at $1.628 per one hundred dollars of assessment while the commercial rate is $3.72. Council is encouraging public input on the draft budget and there are still a couple of meetings before the figures are finalized.

Earth Day Challenge

Tomorrow is your chance to make a difference as the earth day challenge returns.

To participate all you need to do is register your team by calling the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre or the Municipality of Chester.

Call 543-2991 (Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre) or 275-3554 (Municipality of Chester) or visit

N.S. Gun Amnesty

There is still time to turn in unwanted guns and ammunition to the police during the province's gun amnesty this month. Until the end of April RCMP will pick up unwanted guns and ammunition in a step to make Nova Scotia a safer place.

For residents in the Bridgewater area you can contact your local RCMP detachment at 527-5555

Monday, April 19, 2010

Child Abuse Investigated

Queens County RCMP are investigating a possible case of child abuse involving a 5 year old girl. The incident is alleged to have taken place in Liverpool during the week of April 12th. A 19 year old Liverpool man was arrested over the weekend and released on conditions he remain away from the alleged victim while the Mounties continue their investigation. No charges have been laid to date. Community Services and Child Welfare have been notified.

Senior's Friendly Initiative

Plans are in the works to help make Bridgewater a "Senior Friendly" Town. Beth George works with the Bridgewater Police Service as a Senior Safety Coordinator. In a recent presentation to Town Council, George says she's worked to pull together a group of people from the community to form a committee to help drive the senior friendly program forward. George says she wants to promote seniors inclusion and contribution to all areas of community life. About 20 percent of Bridgewater's population is over the age of 65. The public is invited to hear more about the voluntary program from the Coalition for an Age-Friendly Community this Thursday morning at 8am at the Wildwood Cafe on King Street.

Tax Rates Rise in Region of Queens

Tax rates in the Region of Queens are going up slightly. Residential rates are rising by 2 cents while commercial rates go up 5 cents Mayor John Leefe says with the lost of 1.5 million in Nova Scotia Power revenue over three years, Council had no choice but to increase the rates. Residential rates in District 13, the former Town of Liverpool are set at $1.87 per 100 dollars of assessment while commercial rates are $3.01. For the rest of the Municipality, Districts 1 through 12, residential rates are 90 cents per 100 of assessment and $2.04 for commercial rates. The total budget for the Region of Queens Municipality is 16.7 million dollars. Capital Projects including the Queens Place Recreation Facility total 13.4 million. Included in the budget, 46 thousand 500 dollars in grants to organizations. Grants ranged from 500 dollars to the Mersey Band Society up to 10 thousand dollars for Privateer Days.

LCLC is a go!

All systems are a go for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Today it was announced by both the Town of Bridgewater and The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, that the centre will be constructed on Wentzell drive in the Bridgewater Industrial Park.

The centre's capital cost is at approximately $32 million and will house an indoor aquatic centre, one NHL sized rink, a new library, multi purpose and active living space.

Early Childhood presentation

Canadian Research Chair in Population, Dr Clyde Hertzman will be visiting the South Shore this evening.

At 7pm at the Oak Island Inn, in Lunenburg County, Dr. Hertzman will be hosting a presentation and discussion.

The presentation will be on the importance of investing in the early years of childhood development and why that matters for Canadian and Nova Scotia society.

RSVP to Register at

For more information please contact Theresa Griffin

LCLC Meeting today

A joint council meeting will take place at 12pm today to deal with municipal contributions to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre project.

Both Councils from the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 at noon today.

The public is welcome to attend.

CKBW will have the results of the meeting this afternoon.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Education Week Awards

Two South Shore area teachers the recipients of Education Week awards. Todd Symes of Chester Area Middle School and Julie Ramey of North Queens Rural High School will be presented with the awards at a reception this afternoon at the Black Cultural Centre in Dartmouth. Symes and Ramey were selected by a committee of their peers and Board Members . Also receiving an award for Education Week is Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake. The Association of Nova Scotian Educational Administrators Award reflects the theme Equity in Education. Pynch-Worthlake has worked hard as both a teacher and administrator to support this philosophy for students, staff and the community. This year Education Week is celebrated from April 18th to the 24th.

Off-leash Park Planned for Bridgewater

Plans are in the works for off-leash pet park in the Town of Bridgewater. Mayor Carroll Publicover, a long time dog owner himself says they're wonderful areas if managed properly. He says the old dump site off north St. Phillips Street has been designated and set aside for such a purpose. He says it's abandoned and only used occasionally by Public Works to dump unwanted materials. Publicover says there's a large tract of land, about 30 acres with an adequate access road and a good buffer on all sides. He says it has outstanding potential to be a good off-leash dog area. The Department of Parks and Recreation will be working with a committee of interested people and get a budget in place for the coming years then it should go forward.

Strategic Planning

The Town of Lunenburg is embarking on a new chapter with the development of a strategic plan. The process will involve community consultations with the first meeting set for tomorrow night. (Tue.Apr.20). Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says citizens, businesses and organizations in the community are invited to make their presentations at the meeting set for 7 o'clock at the Lunenburg Fire Hall. He says the Town will also accept written submissions with ideas the people may have as to what they would perceive the future for the Town of Lunenburg,and what areas they would like to see addressed, its strengths, its weaknesses and what the Town should be doing for the next 5 to 25 years.

Four Arrested in Chester Basin Stabbing

The Mounties have arrested four people in connection with a weekend stabbing in Lunenburg County.

The RCMP responded to a call at around 1:30 Sunday morning to a party in Chester Basin.

When the Mounties arrived at the residence on Demont Road, they found an 18-year-old man suffering from stab-wounds.

He was taken to the South Shore Regional Hospital for treatment and later transported to a Halifax hospital for further treatment.

Four suspects in the stabbing fled in a vehicle before the police arrived.

The Mounties later located and arrested what they call three "persons of interest" in relation to this incident.

Early Sunday afternoon, the fourth-person contacted RCMP and surrendered to police custody.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Seniors Police Academy Graduation

Ten cadets graduated today from the latest Seniors Police Academy.

Mayor Don Downe, Deputy Mayor David Walker, and Chief Brent Crowhurst were on hand to congratulate the seniors and present their graduation certificates.

The six weeks of workshops the graduates had to complete covered
a dozen topics related to seniors safety and wellness.

NSLC Crash

Bridgewater Police are still investigating the accident of a driver who drove a car through the window of the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet on Monday.

There were extensive damages to the store and only minor damages to the vehicle. No one was injured in the accident.

Police are not expecting to lay charges.

River Pub assault

A 42 year old Northfield man is facing a number of charges after he is alleged to have assaulted an eight year old boy, and caused a disturbance inside the River Pub while bound by a Probation Order on Monday.

Bridgewater Police Service charged him with with Assault, Causing A Disturbance, and Breach Of Probation.

He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court on June 30.

Exit-7 Highmishap

The R-C-M-P are investigating an early-morning traffic-accident on the 103-Highway.

The Mounties say the accident occurred shortly after 6:00 o'clock this morning when a vehicle hit a slippery-patch and left the road on the Halifax side of Exit-7.

The police do not yet know the condition of the lone-occupant of the vehicle.

But an ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

Fisherman's Memorial Hospital ER CLOSED

The Emergency Department at "Fisherman's Memorial Hospital" in Lunenburg is closed today.

The emergency-department in Lunenburg will remain closed today and overnight -- but -- will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:00 o'clock.

If the Lunenburg Hospital serves you and you need emergency-services,
the hospital advises you to call 9-1-1 -- or -- visit the "South Shore Regional Hospital" in Bridgewater.

For other medical issues, you should contact your family physician or dial 8-1-1.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Knife Threats

A 23 year old man is undergoing a 30 day psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening people with a knife on Aberdeen Road. Police arrested the man without incident at the location. He was charged with numerous offences including a breach of a conditional sentence order. The man appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court and was remanded to the East Coast Forensic Unit in Dartmouth.

Crosswalk Charges

A 79 year old man has been charged in relation to an accident at a Bridgewater crosswalk last Friday.(April 9th). Three females were struck while they were crossing the road near the Community College on High Street. All three were taken to hospital with non-serious injuries. The elderly man was charged today (April 15) with Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Vendor Service Guidelines

Guidelines are being established to cover vendors and concession operations within municipal parks in Lunenburg County. Mayor Don Downe says it's important to ensure quality and appropriateness of service and is not unlike other jurisdictions in the province. The guidelines will cover vendors or concessions that offer goods or services fro sale or rent to the public in municipal parks. Equipment rentals such as canoes, kayaks, paddle boats bicycles and surf boards will fall under the guidelines as will food services from a motorized vehicle or non-motorized.
Service agreements will run from 1 to 5 years with a minimum 500 dollar damage deposit for each agreement.

Bring the Stanley Cup to the South Shore

You can help bring the Stanley Cup to either Bridgewater or Lunenburg.

"Team up & Bring Home the Cup" is a contest in which hockey players can send in a story about their team and by getting the most online votes their Hockey Team could win the experience of a lifetime – spending time with the Stanley Cup and hockey legend Mark Messier.

Bridgewater Hawks right wing, Nic Stewart sent in his story for the contest.

As well the Lunenburg Falcons Novice Intermediate team is in the running.

To vote for each team visit

Dayspring community meeting

The LCLC, garbage and taxes were the three main topics at last nights community meeting in Dayspring.

The Municipality of Lunenburg hosted the 2nd annual meeting to review last years report card and hear the ideas, comments and concerns of the public.

Mayor Don Downe says he was pleased with the meeting and encourages people to attend future meetings.

The next community meeting is scheduled for tonight at the Lunenburg Fire Hall at 7pm

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hollywood Comes to Lunenburg

The picturesque Town of Lunenburg is going to be the backdrop for a T.V. series based on a Stephen King work. Lunenburg will fill in for the fictitious Town of Haven, Maine where the inhabitants have no idea they are descendants of cursed ancestry. Thirteen 1 hour episodes are planned and the pilot for the series is pulling out all the stops for production in order to attract a large audience. Filming is planned to take place April 20th, 21st , 22nd and 28th. The main location is located at the corner of Lincoln and Cornwallis Streets. Scenes will also be shot on the ABCO property, Tannery Road , Bluenose Drive and on and around the railway wharf. The proposed cast includes Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth.

Video Fest

The Fifth Annual South Shore Video Fest is set for this coming Saturday, April 17th at Empire Theatres in Bridgewater. Students from all schools in the region were invited to submit videos for the festival. Cash rewards, celebrity judges and lots of fun await those budding directors, producers and stars who submitted videos. Doors open at 9:30 am with viewing of productions on the big screen starting at 10. The top picks will be announced at 11 o'clock.