Sunday, August 29, 2010

Festivals & Events Funding

Destination Southwest Nova Association will be making a number of cheque presentations along the South Shore this week. The money is being presented under the Festivals & Events assistance funding for several community events in the region. Shelburne County will receive a cheque this morning at the Barrington Visitor Information Centre while Queens County will be presented with a cheque at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon at the Liverpool Visitor Information Centre. On Tuesday, August 31st, at 1:00 p.m., a cheque will be presented at the Lunenburg Visitor Information Centre for the Lunenburg/Chester/St. Margaret's area.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Visits Birchtown

Canada's Public Safety Minister Vic Toews will be visiting Shelburne County on Tuesday. The minister is to announce the security infrastructure improvements completed at the Birchtown Historical Site as the result of a pilot program. The Black Loyalist Heritage Society has historically been vulnerable to hate motivated crimes including arson, threats and vandalism. To increase the security and safety of our historical site, the BLHS’s applied to the Security Infrastructure Pilot Program. The approval of the application resulted in the installation of infra-red motion detection security cameras complete with DVD recorder and improved exterior lighting on all buildings at the Birchtown site.