Monday, August 16, 2010

Canada Games Medals Unveiled

The design of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games medals was revealed today,
(August 16th). The unveiling took place at Saint Mary's University, where medal designers Marlon Solis and Amber Whyley studied marketing together and where 122 of the 1065 medals being produced will be awarded to Games athletes competing in judo and squash. More than 90 design submissions were received in an open design competition. Entrants were asked to reflect the unique nature, theme, culture and spirit of the 2011 Canada Games and Nova Scotia.
More information about the medal design and designers can be found at

Waterfront Town Houses

The Region of Queens Municipality has amended its Land-Use By-law to allow row house and group dwellings in the Liverpool Waterfront C-4 Zone. Mayor John Leefe says an application was submitted to the Planning Department for an amendment which would see row house dwellings and group dwellings added to the list of permitted uses. Following a public hearing the amendment was passed unanimously by Council. Leefe says people opposed to the amendment were in support of the proposal following a presentation by Ken Anthony's planner.
Anthony is proposing to build approximately 30 townhouses at Shipyard's Point around the perimeter along the water.

Queens Place Tender

The winning tender will soon be announced for the construction of Queens Place. Six bids have been received and Region of Queens Municipal Council had hoped to announce the award at Monday's council meeting. Mayor John Leefe says the Halifax architectural firm asked for more time to review the tender documents. The tender bids ranged from 14.6 to 20 million dollars for the multi-use facility. Mayor Leefe says the project is moving forward and by late summer or early fall people will see a building starting to be erected on the site. The multi-use facility will include an NHL sized arena, a walking track, fitness centre with aerobics studio, community room, canteen, youth health centre and associated common areas.
The federal government has contributed close to 7 million for the facility while the province kicked in 5 million. The Region of Queens will contribute the remaining funds through reserves, fundraising of $1.5 million and capital financing up to $4 million.

Derby Winners


(Scott Smith)

(Amanda Roy)

(Andre Fiske)

(Ingrid Cheshire)

(Austin Greene..406.78lbs round)

Bad for Fish, Good for Lockeport

It was a difficult weekend for fish in the waters off Lockeport this weekend,

But Lockeport Mayor Darien Huskilson says it was good for those ashore.

The community was celebrating its nineteenth Annual Sea Derby.

One-hundred and seventy people signed up for fishing competitions for groundfish, mackerel and shark.

Mayor Huskilson says its a good opportunity to introduce tourists to the community and keep them coming back for more.

"It generates a lot of interest for the businesses that are local and it brings people to community that haven't been here before. I suggest that they're going to be coming back not only for the Sea Derby but for vacations or just a visit,” says Huskilson.

The event is in its nineteenth year and is the longest standing derby in Nova Scotia.

Farmers and Failed Negotiations

Local C-E-P workers are back on the picket line today.

Negotiations between the Union and Farmers Dairy have come to a standstill.

Brett Whynott held a sign on the corner of Victoria Road and York Street in Bridgewater today

Last week he was optimistic about the talks taking place.

“They have made quite a bit of progress to hopefully ending this thing soon. There are still some issues that they haven't completely settled on. But its definitely looking better,” says Whynott.

Whynott now says he's not sure why the negotiations have 'fallen apart'.

C-E-P workers have been off the job since July 10th.