Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Class Afloat Students Return to Academy

Class Afloat students will be returning to the Lunenburg Academy to finish out their school year after their vessel, the Concordia sank off the coast of Brazil.February 17th. Trish Smith, Communications Manager with the South Shore Regional School Board says an arrangement has been worked out to expand their current rental to allow for classroom space. Class Afloat rents office and classroom space from the School Board at the Lunenburg Academy where students spend class time at the beginning of their year before heading out to sea. Students will be returning to class later this month . Class Afloat will be holding a "Welcome Back" reception at the Lunenburg Academy on Sunday, March 14th.

Bluenose II Restoration

A consortium of Nova Scotia shipbuilders has been selected to restore the Bluenose II. The Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance was the successful respondent to a request for interest issued in December. The consortium includes Snyder's Shipyard of Dayspring, Lunenburg Industrial Foundry and Engineering and Covey Island Boatworks. The province will issue a request for proposals shortly that will be the basis a contract with the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance. The restoration of Bluenose II expected to begin later this year is being jointly funded by the province and federal governments. The project must be completed by March 31, 2011

Traffic Enforcement for Lunenburg County

Residents of Lunenburg should make sure they are prepared before they get behind the wheel again. During the month of March Lunenburg County RCMP will be setting up random check points to ensure everyone has driver and vehicle documents. When drivers change their address they have 30 days before it must be reflected or a ticket could be issued. As well the first offence for not having insurance, including expired insurance is in excess of $1200.

School buses effected by spring weight restrictions

The Communications Manager for the South Shore Regional School Board is reminding you that their school buses cannot travel on a number of routes. Trish Smith says the school buses cannot travel on certain roads due to the Department of Highways' "Spring Weight Restrictions." Those restrictions came into effect on Monday.The school-bus restrictions affect routes in Queens and Lunenburg Counties. Smith asks you to visit the school board website at for a complete list of roads.

Tour for the Cure

The Canadian Breast Cancer Tour for the Cure bus will be making a stop at the South Shore Regional Hospital today. The big pink bus will allow people to view interactive displays and learn about breast health as it relates to breast screening and breast cancer. A Visit takes about 10 to 15 minutes and all are welcome. The bus will be there from 3pm until 6pm today (March 3rd).