Monday, March 1, 2010

Lobster Crates Stolen

RCMP are investigating the theft of 150 lobster crates in Shelburne County. Sometime over the weekend the crates were taken from a fish plant in Lower Clark's Harbour. The crates were blue in colour,and were empty at the time of the theft. The value of the stolen crates is around 5 thousand dollars. Police say a large truck would have been needed to take all of the crates at one time.

It's a win-win situation where members receive on the job training skills in return for assistance for not-for profit groups. Major James Fera recently addressed Bridgewater Town Council with an update on the activities of 143 Construction Engineering Flight. The Squadron, located on the Harold Whynot Road has been around since September 1994. It's main mission is to to recruit, train and deploy reserve construction engineers. Some of the projects assisted by 14 CES include the Habitat for Humanity build in Bridgewater, construction of the firemen's bandstand at Shipyard Landing and an outdoor relaxation garden at Hillside Pines.
It's back to the drawing board for further refinements to a proposed Street Encroachment By-law for the Town of Lunenburg. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney suggested attention be focused only on access and entrance points to buildings including steps and ramps. He says other items in the by-law could be dealt with at a later time. Council has been reviewing the matter for a lengthy period of time and after numerous drafts the document has become too complex and cumbersome. The Town's Solicitor has been instructed to re-draft the by-law dealing only with the one component and to add a "purpose" statement at the beginning of the document.

Naming process of new Lunenburg P-9 School

The name of the new Lunenburg primary-to-grade 9 school will soon be unveiled. Nancy Pynch-Worhtylake, Superintendent of Schools says the public naming process was put in place so they can hear from different groups, including students. The School Steering Committee will create a shortlist of 5 names and bring them to students from the four schools to be voted on, and the top 3 chosen will be taken to the School Board for consideration and approval. Students from Riverport, Lunenburg Academy, Lunenburg Junior high and Centre Consolidated will all be involved in the process.