Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oakland Planning

Oakland is a community divided over proposed changes to its planning by-law. At issue is an attempt to limit the number of dwellings units on a single lot. Lunenburg Municipal Council defeated a motion to give second reading to amend the Oakland Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law and is sending it back to the Area Advisory Committee for further public consultation. Mayor Don Downe says Council would like to get a consensus from the community rather than make a decision which could split it even more. He says dividing the community is not the answer.
Downe says the Municipality will work with the community but the residents have to become involved in the planning process and determine what they want regarding development for the future of their community.

Bridgewater Community Garden

The site of the former Tourist Bureau in Bridgewater will be the new location for a community garden. Mayor Carroll Publicover says it's a "Feel Good Project." He says there's a core of 40 to 50 people that want to be involved in the gardens project, and from all indications, the interest is going to grow. Publicover says there will be quite a number of 4 by 8 raised beds, and it will be fun to watch it develop. The Community Garden will be located at the corner of Elm Street and Aberdeen Road.

Volunteer Recognition Day

Volunteers throughout the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg were recognized Tuesday with a special luncheon in their honour. Mayor Don Downe and Council hosted the volunteers during their regular council session presenting each of the nominees with a special plaque. Sherry Veniot of Lunenburg County Ground Search and Rescue was also the Municipalities Provincial Volunteer who attended a ceremony in Halifax on Monday. Other volunteers honoured by the Municipality include:
John Walters and Allan Keddy (Blockhouse Fire Department)
Elizabeth Conrad and Tony Michener (Broad Cove Community Association)
Shirley Wilkie and Donna Hebb (Dayspring & Dist. Fire Dept. Ladies Aux.)
Doris Eisnor and Esther Eisnor (Pinehurst Community Hall)
Frances brown and Maureen Risser (Royal Canadian Legion, New Germany Branch)
Sherry Russell and William "Bill" Alesander (New Germany Canada Day Committee)
Gary Wentzell (Minor Hockey)
George Weldon and Allen Cook(LaHave River Water Shed Enhancement Foundation)
Myles Wentzell and Linda Wentzell (New Germany Lions)
Aubrey Conrad and Garnet Veinot (Simpson's Corner Community Hall Society
Elizabeth Frank and** Barbara Wicks**also nominated for provincial recognition
( LaHave Manor Corporation)
Betty Demone and Sandra Robar (North River Community Hall)
Greg Selig and Janis Power (New Germany Area Promotions Society)
Lindy Guild and Jean McKiel (Elderfit)
Robert Joundrey and Judy Wile (Lunenburg County 4-H Council)
Ardythe Boss and John Parnell (Rosedale Home for Special Care)
Enid Oickle and Councillor Arthur Young (St. James Lutheran Church, Branch LaHave)
Edgar Bolivar Jr. and Ronald Veinot (Branch LaHave Community Hall)

Digital Mammography Machine

A new digital mammography unit will be unveiled tomorrow at South Shore Regional Hospital.

On behalf of Health Minister Maureen MacDonald, MLA Pam Birdsall and MLA Gary Ramey will unveil the unit which is one of five new Full Field Digital Mammography units recently installed around the province.

The event will begin at 11:15 a.m. in lecture rooms 2 and 3, on the 3rd Floor.

King St. parkade assault

Bridgewater Police are still investigating the assault between two young men at the King Street parkade last month.

The incident took place March 31st between 7pm and 8pm. The unknown man, described by the victim as being 5'5, short dark hair, a chin bread, and between the ages of 15 and 18.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgewater Police or CrimeStoppers.

Cookville RCMP investigate assaults

Cookville RCMP are investigating after two Crousetown men were injured after three males forced their way into a residence last night.

Shortly after 10:30pm the suspects entered the residence wearing ski masks and gloves, following the assaults they fled the scene.

Police say this was not a random act and all parties are known to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP or CrimeStoppers.