Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CAMs Classes Cancelled Again

Chester Area Middle School classes are again cancelled today ( Wednesday, June 23rd ) for grades 6 and 7 while the wing of the school is cleaned up after flooding in their classrooms. Also SCHOOL's OUT for SUMMER. Today (Wed. ) is the last day of school for South Shore Regional School Board students.

Economic Development Strategy

The Region of Queens Municipality has approved an Economic Development Working Strategy for 2010 and beyond. Deputy-Mayor Darlene Norman says the working document will be used to provide staff with direction regarding Council's views on where they want to see the Region of Queens go in the future. It will also provide staff with clear-cut guidelines that they can provide new residents, current presidents, and people wishing to develop in the community a good black and white..this is what the Region has to offer and its positive points. Norman says Council expressed a desire to provide vision and direction to the Economic Development Department of the Region in the fall of 2009.

Bell Times to Change

A change in the bell times for students at Bridgewater Junior Senior High School when they return to classes after the summer break. The Principal has asked the South Shore Regional School Board to approve a change in the start and end bell times by 10 minutes effective in September. In the morning the bell time will be moved from 9:10 to 9:00am, and from 3:10 to 3:00pm in the afternoon. The request was endorsed by the School Board.

Renewable Electricity Plan

Here's a chance to have your say on the province's draft renewable electricity plan and regulations. Public meetings are being seeking pubic input. The sessions are being hosted by Regional Development Authorities in conjunction with the Department of Energy. A meeing in Bridgewater is set for Thursday morning (June 24th) from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Days Inn on North Street. There will also be a meeting in Liverpool from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Best Western, 63 Queens Place Drive. For a view of the plan and draft regulations, click here. http://www.gov.ns.ca/energy

Migrant Vessel

A migrant vessel that arrived at the Port of Shelburne Saturday evening has been secured by the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency. The RCMP Immigration and Passport Section and Integrated Border Enforcement Team have confirmed that there were 10 individuals from Eastern Europe onboard (five women and five men). The vessel was traveling north from Bermuda and was spotted off Shelburne by Canada Coast Guard ship 'Earl Grey'. The individuals are being processed and an investigation is being conducted to determine any possible connection to organized crime, including human smuggling, ensuring Canadian Law is upheld and maintaining the safety of those onboard the vessel displaying the name 'Valletta' .

Queens County Scam

RCMP are warning people in Queens County to be aware of a possible telephone scam. The scam is collecting monetary donations to support bullying programs in Queens County schools. If anyone has received a telephone they are asked to report this information to the local Liverpool RCMP at 902-354-5721.

Sentencing Delayed in Daughter's Sexual Assault

A Lunenburg County man scheduled to be sentenced for sexually assaulting his daughter has been sent for a "sexual assessment" at a psychiatric hospital.

The 52-year-old man was recently convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter, beginning when she was eleven years old.

The man also beat his daughter with a leather strap, a spoon and a broom handle until her skin cracked and bled.

The sexual assaults did not involve sexual intercourse.

He was supposed to have been sentenced Monday at Provincial Court in Bridgewater.

The Crown and defence agreed Monday, however, that a "sexual deviancy assessment" at the East Coast Forensic Hospital would help the judge in passing sentence.

The man is facing another charge of sexually assaulting another girl under the age of 14 in 1978.