Monday, April 19, 2010

Child Abuse Investigated

Queens County RCMP are investigating a possible case of child abuse involving a 5 year old girl. The incident is alleged to have taken place in Liverpool during the week of April 12th. A 19 year old Liverpool man was arrested over the weekend and released on conditions he remain away from the alleged victim while the Mounties continue their investigation. No charges have been laid to date. Community Services and Child Welfare have been notified.

Senior's Friendly Initiative

Plans are in the works to help make Bridgewater a "Senior Friendly" Town. Beth George works with the Bridgewater Police Service as a Senior Safety Coordinator. In a recent presentation to Town Council, George says she's worked to pull together a group of people from the community to form a committee to help drive the senior friendly program forward. George says she wants to promote seniors inclusion and contribution to all areas of community life. About 20 percent of Bridgewater's population is over the age of 65. The public is invited to hear more about the voluntary program from the Coalition for an Age-Friendly Community this Thursday morning at 8am at the Wildwood Cafe on King Street.

Tax Rates Rise in Region of Queens

Tax rates in the Region of Queens are going up slightly. Residential rates are rising by 2 cents while commercial rates go up 5 cents Mayor John Leefe says with the lost of 1.5 million in Nova Scotia Power revenue over three years, Council had no choice but to increase the rates. Residential rates in District 13, the former Town of Liverpool are set at $1.87 per 100 dollars of assessment while commercial rates are $3.01. For the rest of the Municipality, Districts 1 through 12, residential rates are 90 cents per 100 of assessment and $2.04 for commercial rates. The total budget for the Region of Queens Municipality is 16.7 million dollars. Capital Projects including the Queens Place Recreation Facility total 13.4 million. Included in the budget, 46 thousand 500 dollars in grants to organizations. Grants ranged from 500 dollars to the Mersey Band Society up to 10 thousand dollars for Privateer Days.

LCLC is a go!

All systems are a go for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Today it was announced by both the Town of Bridgewater and The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, that the centre will be constructed on Wentzell drive in the Bridgewater Industrial Park.

The centre's capital cost is at approximately $32 million and will house an indoor aquatic centre, one NHL sized rink, a new library, multi purpose and active living space.

Early Childhood presentation

Canadian Research Chair in Population, Dr Clyde Hertzman will be visiting the South Shore this evening.

At 7pm at the Oak Island Inn, in Lunenburg County, Dr. Hertzman will be hosting a presentation and discussion.

The presentation will be on the importance of investing in the early years of childhood development and why that matters for Canadian and Nova Scotia society.

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For more information please contact Theresa Griffin

LCLC Meeting today

A joint council meeting will take place at 12pm today to deal with municipal contributions to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre project.

Both Councils from the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 at noon today.

The public is welcome to attend.

CKBW will have the results of the meeting this afternoon.