Wednesday, June 23, 2010

School Board Regional Space Review

The Blockhouse School could be going on the auction block. The building will become vacant and surplus when École de la Rive-Sud moves into a new building in Cookville this September. The South Shore Regional School Board has decided not to take over the Blockhouse school for regional office space so it will revert back to the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Board Chair Elliott Payzant says they are considering other options including relocating to the Lunenburg Academy. Payzant says there's no rush to make a decision as the lease on the current space on Wentzell Drive is good for at least another four years.

Transition House Funding

Harbour House in Bridgewater, is receiving a little more than 21 thousand dollars in provincial funding while Second Story Women's Centre, in Lunenburg will get almost 28 thousand., The province is providing 500 thousand dollars to transition houses and women's centres allowing the 18 facilities to continue providing quality services and programs to benefit women and their children. Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse says the facilities provide an important lifeline to women and their children who experience violence and increasing the funding is the right decision to make. It is the first increase in 10 years.

No Frills coming to Bridgewater

The Save Easy in the Bridgewater Plaza on Dominion Street will be soon taking down its sign, as Loblaw launches one of many No Frills across Atlantic Canada. The companies recently announced they plan to open six No Frills banner stores in Atlantic Canada, including one in Bridgewater. No Frills stores deliver low prices, popular President's Choice and no name products. No Frills will open in the fall of this year.