Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NSCC Grad Ceremonies

The Lunenburg Campus of Nova Scotia Community College will
celebrate its class of 2010 during a convocation ceremony this evening (Thursday, June 10) beginning at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will celebrate the achievements of all 200 Lunenburg Campus graduates who have earned diplomas and certificates in the last academic year. Michael Sawlor, a graduate of NSCC's Drafting Architectural program is this year's valedictorian. NSCC offers more than 100 programs in five academic schools across 13 campuses. For a list of the award winners, visit our website at, Friday morning.

Possible Park in Petite Riviere

The Municipality of Lunenburg is negotiating to acquire the land in Petite Riviere which was the former home of Covey Island Boatworks. The boat yard plant was destroyed by fire in August 2008. Mayor Don Downe says the owners of the property have offered the land to the Municipality for the purpose of a park. Downe says they have the support of the residents and the fire department to look into the matter and are working in conjunction with the community. He says there are some areas to investigate further such as an environmental assessment. Staff has been instructed to proceed to the next stage. Mayor Downe says Petite is one of the gems of the Municipality, a beautiful area and if all works out it could mean a little park right in that corner with slipways for kayaks and canoes and parking for the fire department.

Name the Ferry

A community initiative to name the new LaHave ferry is being supported by Lunenburg Municipal Council. The Lunenburg Historical Society has requested the new ferry be named in honour of Captain Brady Himmelman. Mayor Don Downe says there have been four generations of Himmelman's running the ferry across the LaHave River since the 1900's. He put forth a motion that Council support the chosen name and contact the province to request that Brady Himmelman be the name of the new ferry to be commissioned shortly.