Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Municipality of Shelburne involved in wind energy plan

One of the South Shore Municipalities has been chosen to be involved in a unique pilot project involving wind energy.

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne wants to develop a wind energy plan and bylaw to help the province reach its sustainability measures by 2020.

Shelburne's Chief Administrative Officer, Kirk Cox says this project allows the Municipality of Shelburne to take the first step to facilitate development that is in the best interests of residents and involves them in the process.

The project will run from now until December.

Oceans Wild comes to Lunenburg

Students at Centre Consolidated School in Lunenburg will be getting up close and personal with marine life today.

Oceans Wild Educational Entertainment will be visiting the school to teach students about marine conservation issues.

Students will have the opportunity to walk through a 65 - foot life size fin whale model, see a variety of real shark specimens and a number of other ocean creatures.

The Oceans Wild Team will be on site from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

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Lunenburg Preliminary Budgets

The town of Lunenburg has received many of the preliminary budgets for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The mayor says that they have not yet begun the process of reviewing those budgets. Lawrence Mawhinney says however they plan to begin that process on the 20th of this month. At that time, the council is inviting submissions on those budgets, which are now available at the Lunenburg town hall.Mayor Mawhinney says the council wants to hold the line on expenditures. He says preliminary indications are that they may be able to do that while maintaining previous tax-rates and levels of service.