Friday, March 26, 2010

High Value Trees

Owners of small private woodlots and forestry contractors in Lunenburg County can learn how to grow high value trees through a free educational program. Growers are invited to learn about uneven-aged management and quality improvement silviculture at a workshop in the West Northfield area April 24th. The workshop will be followed by a visit to a nearby woodlot where uneven aged management has been practiced for many generations.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Call 902-673-2278 or email Sponsored by the Association for Sustainable Forestry's Uneven-Aged Management Outreach Project,

1 Million for Ross Farm Museum

A million dollar investment by the federal government a major step forward for the construction of the first phase of an environmentally sustainable Learning Centre for the Ross Farm Museum. The investment, will assist in the design and construction of the first 9,600 square feet of the facility—its foundation and main level—as well as upgrades to the Museum’s parking lot. Once completed, the building’s main level will consist of public space, including a foyer, programming rooms, washrooms, meeting rooms, an open hearth room, a commercial kitchen, a gift shop, an office for the local Historical Society, research space and controlled storage for artifacts. The building’s upper level will house administrative space, a staff kitchen, a first aid room and space for the production and storage of period costumes. The New Ross District Museum Society has operated the Ross Farm Museum since 1970. The Museum depicts the authentic experience of a typical 19th and early 20th century working upland family farm in Nova Scotia.
The funding through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund,was announced today by South Shore St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy.

Liverpool man charged with Cemetery mischief

A Liverpool man have been charged in the damaging of headstones at a Liverpool cemetery.

The 18-year-old, charged with mischief, is scheduled to appear in Provincial court in Liverpool on June 1st.

The incident took place some time around March 12th at the Catholic Cemetery located on College Street in Liverpool.

Hockey for Haiti

In an effort to raise money for Haiti a Hockey game is set for tomorrow at the Queens memorial arena in Liverpool.

The pee-wee Rep Cougars will take on the "Celebrity no stars" from Liverpool at 2pm.

Admission is a free will offering and doors open at 1:30 with activities going on throughout the afternoon.

Break & enter at Wendy's restaurant

Bridgewater Police are investigating a break and enter at the Wendy's restaurant shortly before 1 a.m on Sunday. Police responded to two alarm calls at local businesses adjacent to each other. They discovered someone had made a forced entry into Wendy's. Witnesses in the area reported seeing the suspects leave in a grey car. Anyone who may have information about the break-in is asked to call the Bridgewater Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8447.