Friday, March 5, 2010

Keddy on Federal budget

The Member of Parliament for the South Shore - St. Margaret's, Gerald Keddy has spoken out about the recent federal budget. He says Our Government presented a jobs and growth budget, and they are completing year Two of our Economic Action Plan to create and protect jobs now. Nova Scotia will continue to receive increased federal support through Budget 2010. Total transfers will hit $2.9 billion in 2010-11, an increase of $574 million from under the old Liberal government.

Lunenburg house fire

A Lunenburg County couple is homeless after fire destroyed their house. Flames greeted Walden firefighters as they arrived at the scene on the Woodstock Road after they received a call around 5:30 yesterday afternoon. The couple was were not home at the time of the outbreak. Walden firefighters were helped by the Cornwall, Mahone Bay and New Germany fire departments, while Northfield and Lunenburg remained on "stand-by". Walden firefighters had to return to the scene shortly before 4:30 this morning to deal with flare-ups at the site of the fire. RCMP remain on the scene awaiting the arrival of officials from the Fire Marshalls office to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire. The Mounties are asking you to contact the Lunenburg County R-C-M-P or "Crimestoppers" if you have any information concerning the fire.