Sunday, April 18, 2010

Education Week Awards

Two South Shore area teachers the recipients of Education Week awards. Todd Symes of Chester Area Middle School and Julie Ramey of North Queens Rural High School will be presented with the awards at a reception this afternoon at the Black Cultural Centre in Dartmouth. Symes and Ramey were selected by a committee of their peers and Board Members . Also receiving an award for Education Week is Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake. The Association of Nova Scotian Educational Administrators Award reflects the theme Equity in Education. Pynch-Worthlake has worked hard as both a teacher and administrator to support this philosophy for students, staff and the community. This year Education Week is celebrated from April 18th to the 24th.

Off-leash Park Planned for Bridgewater

Plans are in the works for off-leash pet park in the Town of Bridgewater. Mayor Carroll Publicover, a long time dog owner himself says they're wonderful areas if managed properly. He says the old dump site off north St. Phillips Street has been designated and set aside for such a purpose. He says it's abandoned and only used occasionally by Public Works to dump unwanted materials. Publicover says there's a large tract of land, about 30 acres with an adequate access road and a good buffer on all sides. He says it has outstanding potential to be a good off-leash dog area. The Department of Parks and Recreation will be working with a committee of interested people and get a budget in place for the coming years then it should go forward.

Strategic Planning

The Town of Lunenburg is embarking on a new chapter with the development of a strategic plan. The process will involve community consultations with the first meeting set for tomorrow night. (Tue.Apr.20). Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says citizens, businesses and organizations in the community are invited to make their presentations at the meeting set for 7 o'clock at the Lunenburg Fire Hall. He says the Town will also accept written submissions with ideas the people may have as to what they would perceive the future for the Town of Lunenburg,and what areas they would like to see addressed, its strengths, its weaknesses and what the Town should be doing for the next 5 to 25 years.

Four Arrested in Chester Basin Stabbing

The Mounties have arrested four people in connection with a weekend stabbing in Lunenburg County.

The RCMP responded to a call at around 1:30 Sunday morning to a party in Chester Basin.

When the Mounties arrived at the residence on Demont Road, they found an 18-year-old man suffering from stab-wounds.

He was taken to the South Shore Regional Hospital for treatment and later transported to a Halifax hospital for further treatment.

Four suspects in the stabbing fled in a vehicle before the police arrived.

The Mounties later located and arrested what they call three "persons of interest" in relation to this incident.

Early Sunday afternoon, the fourth-person contacted RCMP and surrendered to police custody.