Thursday, August 19, 2010

Keji Managment Plan

Establishing a Mi’kmaq advisory committee and redevelopment of Jeremy's Bay Campground are two of the priorities in a management plant for Kejimkujik National Park .The management plan has now been tabled in Parliament .
The management plan was developed through extensive public consultation and input from many people and organizations, including the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, local residents, visitors and stakeholders. Management plans are the primary accountability documents for the management of protected heritage places under Parks Canada’s care and will provide clear direction for the management and operations of the park for the next 10 to 15 years. The Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Management Plan is available on the Parks Canada website at:

Boathouse Vandalized

RCMP are looking for a couple of youths believed to be responsible for vandalizing a boathouse in Marriott's Cove . The property damage happened sometime between noon and 1 pm on Wednesday August 18th. A window was broken during the incident and patio furniture was thrown into the harbour. The suspects are described as two boys between the ages of 11 and 12, and were said to be riding black bicycles.

Goin Green Saturday

Growing the theme of a Sustainability Festival being hosted by the Town of Bridgewater on Saturday, August 21st. Together with the Farmer's Market and the Bridgewater Century Ride, the Festival is planning activities and entertainment on King Street from 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. Sustainability Planner Leon de Vreede says the festival will be a "Family Friendly" sustainable event which hopes to leave a lasting positive "green" impression on the community long after it is over.


RCMP in Barrington are trying to track down those responsible for vandalism along the boardwalk.
Several light poles and fixtures have been targetted causing substantial damage.
Investigators have no suspects and they're seeking public help in finding them.


A South Shore coastal conservancy group has bought half of an island and hopes to be able to buy the rest so that West Ironbound Island will be protected forever.
The 57-hectare island is off the tip of Gaff Point, south of Lunenburg, and went on the market two years ago.
The group tried to buy it last year, but John Campbell of the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy says it withdrew its bid when it couldn't raise enough money.
But he says an anonymous buyer came forward, bought the island, and then sold half of it to the conservancy for $775,000.
He has given the community group an option to buy the other half if it can raise the $775,000 by Dec. 20, 2011.
The island was first mapped by Samuel de Champlain in 1604 and initially settled in 1765 as a fishing outport.


A labor dispute between Farmers Dairy and its unionized workers may be coming to an end.
A tentative agreement has been reached between the company and Local 40N of the Communications and Energy Paperworkers Union.
Workers at Local 40N, including those on the South Shore, have been off the job since July 10.
Farmers claims it was a strike but the workers say they were locked out.
Details of the tentative agreement will be outlined to the workers before they vote on the package in the next few days.