Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Budget Affordability for Seniors

Chester/St. Margaret's MLA and Minster of Seniors, Denise Peterson -Rafuse says a new Poverty Reduction Credit will help about 15-thousand Nova Scotians living in poverty, many of whom are disabled.Peterson- Rafuse along with Finance Minister Graham Steele visited Sackville Heights Community Centre on Wednesday (April 7th) to discuss how the budget makes life more affordable for seniors. Steele says
removing the Guaranteed Income Supplement from calculation of the adjusted family income will benefit roughly 18-thousand low-income seniors. The minister says the new Affordable Living Tax Credit is a way to alleviate any tough measures in the budget.

***Photo from Government of Nova Scotia***

Four Homeless After Morning Fire

A family of four is temporarily homeless after fire this morning gutted their two-storey house near the rural community of Allendale, a few kilometres northeast of Lockeport Volunteer fire departments from Lockeport, Little Harbour and Sable River responded to the blaze,at 2784, Highway 3 around 10 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The couple, their two teenaged boys and several pets are staying with nearby relatives and neighbours for now. Canadian Red Cross volunteers have arranged emergency purchases of clothing and food, and provided them with some personal-care kits and blankets. A number of groups and the teenagers' school are also looking at fund-raising activities to help out.

Crosswalk Accident

Three people were taken to hospital following a car pedestrian accident on High Street earlier this afternoon. The adults were in the crosswalk adjacent to the Community College at the time of the accident around 12:45 p.m. The three adults were taken to hospital for assessment. It's not believed there were any serious injuries. A 79 year old male driving a silver Ford Taurus was being questioned by police. Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Bridgewater Police.

Design 2011 Canada Games medals

People in the South Shore have a chance to show their creativity in designing the 2011 Canada Games medals.
The Halifax Host society for the Games is accepting original designs that can be any shape but must incorporate the 2011 Games logo, and reflect the unique nature, theme and culture and spirit of the Games and the Province.
The competition is open to Nova Scotia residents ages 13
and up.
For more information visit