Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Big Tancook Elementary School to Remain Open

A victory for the residents of Big Tancook who will get to keep their school. The South Shore Regional School Board voted unanimously last night to conclude the school review process and keep Big Tancook Elementary School open. The Board also voted not to conduct a further review until 2020, or unless enrolment drops below 3 students. One option would have seen the students taking the ferry to Chester, but even Dr. Jim Gunn who authored the consultants report which initiated the formal review process was against having the younger children having to leave the island to attend school.
Hillary Dionne the Chair of the school's advisory council was overwhelmed with emotion when she heard the Board's decision. Her six year old daughter and nine year old son are among the five students currently attending Big Tancook Elementary.

Honours for the Blues man

A hometown honour for the late Dutch Mason known as the "Prime Minister of the Blues.". Lunenburg Town Council approved a procedural policy for the recognition of Prominent Lunenburgers and Mason will be among the inaugural honorees. The event is in the planning process as Council would like to see a minimum of five names submitted for the initial ceremony. Council also set guidelines to only consider people who have passed away for a minimum of three years.
Mason was born in Lunenburg in 1938 and lived in Masons Beach for 11 years before moving with his family to Kentville. He died December 23rd, 2006

Karissa Boudreau memorial pet food drive

Friends and Family of the late Karissa Boudreau are holding a memorial pet food drive today to honour her memory.
From 11am until 6pm outside of Cardinal Outfitters in the Bridgewater Mall the "Karissa Boudreau Memorial Pet Food Drive" will be taking place. All donations will be going to the Lunenburg County SPCA.
Karissa had aspirations of one day becoming a veterinarian,and would be greatly pleased knowing that animals in distress are being helped in her memory.
Some donation suggestions are:cat and kitten food,kitty litter,water dishes,pet beds,pet toys,etc.

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