Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last Students for Riverport Elementary

Only nine students will be attending the Riverport and District Elementary School next year. The school is slated for closure when the new Lunenburg P to 9 school is built. Nancy Pynch-Worthylake, Superintendent of the South Shore Regional School Board says until the new school is built, those attending Riverport were given the choice to stay there or attend classes at Centre Consolidated. There will be one class including grades one and three at Riverport Elementary next September. Music and gym classes will be delivered by specialist teachers who are serving more than one school.

Cancer Care Lecture Series

South Shore residents can take part in the Cancer Answers lecture series available by video conference at three area sites . They include the South Shore Regional Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Shelburne; and Shoreham Village, Chester; The series is designed to provide
Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. The next session " Long-term side effects of chemotherapy - The road less traveled," is scheduled for
April 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Daniel Rayson, Medical Oncologist, Capital Health Cancer Care Program.

NS. Throne Speech

Government unveiled its four-year vision to make life better for Nova Scotia families while providing the strong leadership to improve the province's finances and ensuring it lives within its means. Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis opened the Second Session of the 61st General Assembly of Nova Scotia with the Speech from the Throne today. In it, Premier Darrell Dexter outlined government's plan to meet the challenges ahead with the determined, focused effort needed to get the province's finances back to balance while making life more affordable for Nova Scotians.
Government's four priorities presented in the speech are: Better Health Care for You and Your Family, Creating Good Jobs and Growing the Economy, Making Life More Affordable, and Getting Back to Balance and Ensuring Government Lives Within Its Means.

***Courtesy of Communications Nova Scotia***

Team Southwest

The Municipality of Shelburne is supporting federal government efforts to establish Its mandate will be to address the severe economic challenges in southwestern Nova Scotia. The Municipality intends to be a full participant in the Team Southwest process and to work cooperatively to meet common objectives relative to economic development. Meantime, the Municipality
has developed its own strategic plan to help address some economic challenges and is looking forward to working with the other levels of government to partner on a number of proposed initiatives including:

· The Eastern Shelburne County Energy Strategy.

· A Municipal Investment Strategy

· Shelburne Industrial Park Development

· The Municipal Sewage Treatment Facility

· The Development of a State of the Art Medical Clinic

· Physician Recruitment

South Shore Bowl for Kids' Sake

The South Shore Big Brothers Big Sisters 25th annual Bowl for Kids' sake was another huge success this year.

A total of just over $27 thousand was raised and donations are still coming in.

For more information on how to donate or to become involved with Big Brothers visit the South Shore Big Brothers, Big Sisters website at -