Wednesday, March 10, 2010

LCLC Design Presented to Public

About a hundred people turned out to a public meeting in Bridgewater last night to see and hear about the design of the proposed Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Chair Paul Belliveau says there were some concerns and comments both for and against the project. He says the next step is to take a look at the numbers and determine what they can build at what cost. He says what they have to do is come up with as close to a capital program as they can and at the same time work on the operating budget so the joint councils can determine their budgeting.
Belliveau says he hopes the Committee will have a recommendation to take to the councils within a month or two. In the meantime, he says they're trying to get the fundraising campaign going without really being able to tell the people exactly what they'll be building.If the facility were to include the original components of 2 ice rinks a pool and a library, the projected cost will be 42 million dollars.

4-H Leadership Tour

Marja Himmelman, of Shelburne County is one of ten 4-H members from across the province attending the Kevin Grant Memorial 4-H Leadership Tour in Yarmouth next week. Participants will meet community leaders, visit rural employers, tour resource-based businesses and learn about an area different from their hometown. The program offers 4-H members
leadership and career skills that may help keep them in the province. Mr.Grant was a long-time 4-H participant, public servant,and avid supporter of the 4-H program. The conference and tour which runs from March 15th to 17th are sponsored by a memorial fund in his name.

New P to 9 School Name Vote

Students are voting today on a name for their new P to 9 school to be built in Lunenburg. Students from Lunenburg Academy, Riverport District Elementary School and Centre Consolidated School are voting for their favourite from five submissions. Those include Bluenose Academy, Bluenose Community School , Harbourfront Academy , Michael G. Baker Community School and Lunenburg Community School. The student votes will be tallied and presented to the Steering Committee which will then send the top 3 names to the South Shore Regional School Board for consideration. The Board will make the final decision and communicate the name of the new school to all stakeholders.