Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Student medal Winners

A dozen South Shore students received the 2010 Lieutenant Governor's Education Medal during a ceremony presentation at New Germany Rural High School on Wednesday afternoon. The recipients were presented with the medals by the Honourable Mayann Francis, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. The medals are presented to one boy and one girl from Grade 11 in each school who have demonstrated leadership and service in their school and community while maintaining their academic standing. Students are nominated by their school annually.

Evan William Lawrence Buck
Rebecca Rose Jordan

Nathan Ronald Wayne Shatford
Shalan Lori Armstrong

Megan Lynn Himmelman
Joel Thomas Smith

Elijah Lem Hunt
Katelyn Dawn Mansfield

Adam Robert Mertens
Emma Elizabeth Harlow

Alexander Perry Knickle
Olivia Lynn Emino

Pavement Projects

A number of Bridgewater streets will be getting fixed up shortly. Town Council has approved 400 thousand dollars for a short list of pavement management projects throughout the Town. The funding has been allocated in this years budget. The 45 projects on the short-list includes crackseal, overlay, spreader patch and local repairs. Tenders will be issued June 1st. The work is done most successfully during July and August when the weather is warm.

Bridgewater's New Highway Signs

Flashy new signs promoting the Town of Bridgewater will soon be going up on Highway 103. The new signs will replace the current green industrial billboard type at Exits 11 and 13. Town Council budgeted 15 thousand dollars for the design, print and installation of the two signs. Local animation artist Mark Cappello came up with the graphic design which features an orange sky.

Parkview Parking Problems

Parking problems at Parkview Education Centre could soon be solved. The school is in the initial stages of a project to build an access road to the community filed located behind the school. The road will provide better access to the facility without having to drive through school property and will afford students a safer place to park their vehicles. A number of partners have come on-board the project. Bridgewater Town Council has approved a request for in-kind design work for the project. The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has given the school the rights to a strip of land on the south side of the school property. And 143 Construction Engineering Flight will clear the property. Currently dozens of vehicles park on the gravel shoulder of North King Street in front of the school.

Education Medal presentation

Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis will be visiting the South Shore today for a special presentation. The 2010 Lieutenant Governor’s Education Medal will be presented to South Shore Regional School Board students at New Germany Rural High School at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
These medals are presented to one boy and one girl from Grade 11 in each school who have demonstrated leadership and service in their school and community while maintaining their academic standing. Students are nominated by their school annually.

Foundations Fund Hospitals

South Shore hospitals have benefited by more than a million dollars a year through funding by the hospital's Foundations and Auxiliaries. At a recent Hospital Board meeting, VP Operations Phil Langford provided an overview of equipment and infrastructure funding. The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, Queens General Hospital Foundation, South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Queens General Hospital Auxiliary and Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have contributed approximately 1 million per year. The Department of Health has provided 7 million in equipment and 12 in infrastructure during the same time period. The Board commended the members of the volunteer organizations for their spirit, enthusiasm and energy.

Fan Noise Frustrates Resident

The complaints are continuing over noise levels from the Shannex long term care complex. Brady Street resident John O'Brien says the noise from an H-VAC system on the north side of Ryan Hall is disrupting his tranquility and calm. He says he can't open his windows because of the noise levels. Shannex has installed a dormer and louvers around the outlet to mitigate and deflect the noise. O'Brien appeared before Town Council and invited members to come to his house and hear the noise themselves. Tests have determined the noise levels are within the acceptable range and Council suggested O'Brien contact Shannex directly to try to reach a suitable arrangement.

Navy Namesake Presentation

The Town of Lunenburg will be honoured this evening as part of the Canadian Navy's 100th Anniversary celebrations. Petty Officer Chris Mosher from CFB Halifax will present the Mayor with a framed pictorial history of HMCS Lunenburg as part of the Canadian Navy Centennial Namesake Project. The picture includes a photograph of HMCS Lunenburg, a picture of the ship's badge and a short history of its service.
The River class frigate HMCS Lunenburg was commissioned on December 4, 1941 Similar namesake presentations are being made across Canada to bring attention to the Centennial of the Canadian Navy. Tonight's ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion on Duke Street.