Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mobile Speed/Radar Trailer

Lunenburg County law enforcement has a new tool to help curb speeding. Bridgewater Police Service and Lunenburg County RCMP have used a 15 thousand 500 dollar grant from the Department of Justice to purchase a mobile speed/radar enforcement trailer to be used throughout the county. The mobile trailer works by displaying the visual speed of approaching vehicles on a lighted display enabling the drivers to be aware of their speed and reduce it accordingly. The mobile trailer will be parked in areas of concern throughout Lunenburg County and used as a warning to motorists exceeding the posted speed limit. The new mobile speed/radar enforcement trailer will be presented to all municipal representatives within Lunenburg County at a ceremony at the Chester RCMP office Tuesday morning, April 6th at 10 a.m.

UNESCO Associated Schools Project

The Lockeport schools have been selected as Nova Scotia's first UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network member and are planning to celebrate tomorrow. (Tuesday, April 6th). Dale Eshelby the ICSP Coordinator for the Town of Lockeport says the process started as a spin-off of a revitalization event last October. She says a UNESCO representative is coming to the town on Tuesday and events are slated to get underway at 10:40 a.m. at Lockeport Regional High School. Celebrations include the unveiling of the ASPnet plaque and the Lockeport greenhouse project ribbon cutting ceremony. There will be a special Leatherback Turtle presentation and a display of student's science, heritage, and related projects in the Fire Hall following ceremonies in the school. The public is invited to attend.

Wait Times for Cataract Surgery

South Shore Health is now within the acceptable standard for wait times for cataract surgery. C-E-O Alice Leverman acknowledges the tremendous support from members of the Department of Surgery which allowed additional O.R. time to be made available for catch up of their wait list. Leverman says the Districts wait list was well over a year compared to the acceptable level of 12 to 16 weeks. She says last Spring Dr. Colin Mann's wait-time was approximately 14 months. In order to maintain the wait list at an acceptable level Dr. Mann is now doing cataract surgery six days per month. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed type of eye surgery.