Friday, July 23, 2010

Lunenburg Break-Ins

Lunenburg RCMP are investigating three break and enters in the Town over two nights. Nellie's Take Out on Falkland Street was broken into overnight on July 11th. A small amount of produce was taken. Nellie's was again broken into overnight on July 12th, and again the only item taken was a small amount of produce. Later that same day the owners returned home after a night away, and reported their residence on the west end of Pelham Street had been broken into. A person of interest has been interviewed and the RCMP are continuing to investigate the three break-ins.

RDA Gets Immigrant Funding

Lunenburg/Queens Regional Development Agency has received 33 thousand dollars to help immigrants settle and integrate in the region. Funding totalling 306 thousand dollars is being provided to seven regional development authorities through the Office of Immigration. The RDA's will use the funding to provide direct support to immigrants to help them find the programs and services needed in the areas of assessment, orientation and referrals. They will also work with individual communities to help ensure a welcoming environment for immigrants that is inclusive and supportive.

Farmer's Dairy Strike Update

Farmer's Dairy is thanking its customers for their support and patience through-out a strike which was Launched July 10th by union members. While the company acknowledged experiencing a few disruptions in getting some products to its customers on time, Farmers shipped over 94 percent of the products its customers ordered during the first week of the strike. Vice-President of Marketing, Derek Estabrook says The work is being done by trained, qualified, and experienced non-union plant employees in accordance with stringent Canada Food Inspection Agency standards. Estabrook says Farmers Dairy remains committed to reaching a settlement that is fair and reasonable for union members and ensures the company can remain competitive. Farmers Co-operative Dairy Limited has been a part of communities in Nova Scotia for over 80 years. Owned by more than 125 Atlantic Canadian dairy farmers, Farmers is a local co-operative that provides Atlantic Canadians with quality dairy products made locally in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.