Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lunenburg Residents Lose URB Appeals

Two groups of Lunenburg residents have lost their appeals to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, relating to the demolition and reconstruction of the Lunenburg Esso service station on Falkland Street. The residents group filed an appeal under the name of Barry Olivella, and included 10 other individuals. The business owners group filed under the name of Lorne Johanson and included 14 other persons. Each group filed an appeal of a Lunenburg Council decision to amend two provisions of the Town's Land Use Bylaw to permit redevelopment of the Falkland Street site.
Wilson Fuel Company Limited wants to redevelop the site to include an additional fuel pump island, a convenience store and a restaurant with a take-out or drive-through window. In a written decision, the Utility and Review Board ruled that however sincere, it is not enough to feel offended, disturbed, anxious or worried about the decision of the relevant authority. The URB determined that none of the appellants established that they are "Aggrieved Persons" and dismissed the appeals.

Senior's Funding

The North River Community Hall will be undergoing some renovations thanks to some federal government funding. M-P Gerald Keddy announced a contribution of $6,117 Sunday afternoon (June 6th) at 2 pm at the Hall in New Germany. The money is coming from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and will assist the Hall in making repairs to the stage floor, adding heating ducts and to replace kitchen appliances and tables.

Bridgewater Athlete Winner

A Bridgewater teen is among the winners of the RICHO Sport Awards handed out in Halifax Saturday night. (June 5th) Nineteen year old Mattias Wolter who is the top junior steeplechase runner in the country, was named the RICOH Male Individual Athlete of the Year: Over 500 members of the Nova Scotia sport community gathered at the World Trade and Convention Centre to see Sport Nova Scotia present the 14th annual RICOH Sport Awards. The prestigious sport recognition event recognized the achievements of more than 200 nominated athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors and volunteers from across the province.