Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Big EX gets Financial Boost

The Big EX got a big financial boost today in Bridgewater. South Shore-St.Margaret's M-P , Gerald Keddy, announced federal funding of 19 thousand, five hundred dollars for the South Shore Exhibition. Keddy says the Exhibition has been a staple in the community since 1891 and has provided an opportunity for local farmers, artisans and companies to gain recognition for their work, while contributing to the local economy. The Exhibition gets underway in Bridgewater from July 27-August 1, at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds on Dufferin Street.

Composites Atlantic at Trade Show

A Lunenburg company is included in a delegation taking part in the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow. Composites Atlantic Limited is represented at the biennial event, one of the world’s largest international showcases for aerospace equipment and technology. ACOA has invested 167 thousand dollars toward the trade mission which is hoped to help Atlantic Canadian aerospace and defence industry firms establish valuable international contacts and successfully compete on the
international stage.

Fish and Vessel Seized

Three men are facing charges of fishing without a licence following the seizure of 18 hundred pounds of halibut. A fishing vessel was apprehended off Blandford Monday afternoon in a joint operation involving fishery officers from six detachments led by Barrington. The vessel was escorted to New Harbour where the three men were arrested and their fishing gear and vessel were seized. Further charges are pending. The men have been released on an appearance notice and witl be back in Barrington Court on October 14th.

New VIC Officially Opens

The newly-constructed Liverpool Visitor Information Centre officially opened its doors today. (Tuesday, July 20). The Government of Canada invested just over 200 thousand dollars in the project last August through the Community Adjustment Fund.
In addition to the construction of the new VIC, the investment supported improvements to the surrounding waterfront infrastructure, including safer, more attractive walkways, upgraded parking facilities and increased accessibility for recreational vehicles. Region of Queens Mayor, John Leefe says the new Visitor Information Centre will enhance economic development opportunities for the Municipality. South Shore/St. Margaret's M-P Gerald Keddy was on hand for the official opening.