Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Historic Newspaper Launch

Three historic Shelburne newspapers will be included on a website featuring 19,000 pages of digitized newspapers. Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers will be officially launched this Friday, April 23. To coincide with the launch, events are being held across the province to celebrate with different regional focuses. The three historic Shelburne newspapers that have been digitized are The Port-Roseway Gazeteer and the Shelburne Advertiser, The Nova Scotian Packet and General Advertiser, and The Royal American Gazette. The Shelburne launch takes place at McKay Memorial Library, 17 Glasgow St., Shelburne, beginning at 2 p.m..

Earth Day at NSCC

It's Earth Day at the Nova Scotia Community College Lunenburg Campus. The school on High Street in Bridgewater is hosting events all day long. Students will be staffing a booth with environmental information on things such as soil amendments, tree planting tips, benefits of bat and owl houses which will be given away to winning ticket holders. They'll also perform a soil testing exercise on the area where a flowering shrub will be planted to mark the beginning of a garden to attract birds and butterflies. If you bring your own mug you'll be able to buy a coffee in the cafeteria for less than half price. A major area cleanup, led by the students in the Women Unlimited program, will see students from all programs picking up trash and sorting where possible.

Attracting Immigrants

The Lunenburg/Queens Regional Development Agency is actively working to attract immigrants to the area. Corey Pickens the Immigration Navigator for the LQRDA says they currently have about 95 active client files. His roles is to make available to newcomers, information regarding housing, language services, employment opportunities and even school information. Pickens says in terms of the RDA's goals and objectives for creating development within the region, a navigators position is critically important. He says communities can host a "Newcomers Reception" to welcome the immigrants into the neighbourhood to make them feel a part of the community. The LQRDA deals mainly with the provincial nominee program to attract skilled worker and business class immigrants .

FREE Breakfast

You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast this morning(Thurs.,April 22)and hear all the latest success stories on growth and development in Bridgewater. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Bridgewater Development Association and is on from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Michelin Social Club on Logan Road. There will be a number of presentations and trade show displays set up. The BDA is the lead development agency that has been behind many of the initiatives and work that keeps Bridgewater's growth at the forefront.