Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Security Enhancements for Black Loyalist Heritage Society

Canada's Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has announced almost 6 thousand dollars for security infrastructure enhancements to help prevent hate crimes directed at the Black Loyalist Heritage Society in Shelburne. The organization is receiving federal Government funding from the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Pilot Program. The Minister says the money will improve security so that the communities and cultures the Black Loyalist Heritage Society serves can continue to remain engaged in the community without fear of harm.
The Black Loyalist Heritage Society is a national organization dedicated to discovering, interpreting, safeguarding, and promoting the history and heritage of the Black Loyalists through educational programs, activities and resources.

No Parking Please

A neighbourly feud has ended up before Lunenburg Town Council. One resident is asking Council to erect "No Parking " signs on both sides of Hill Street because her neighbours are blocking her driveway. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says Council doesn't intervene in disputes between neighbours, however, the residents request will be looked into. He says they sometimes do run into occasions where neighbours are having issues that are beyond the purview of the Council to resolve. Mawhinney says a request was made and the matter has been referred to the traffic authority and town engineer for a report back to Council.

Multi-Development for Mason's Beach Road

It's a vision for the Town of Lunenburg and Council has approved the next step forward for a proposed development at 101 Mason's Beach Road. Guenther and Susan Reibling of Stellar Investments plan to develop a 60 room 120 bed resort hotel, 60 residential condominium units and an additional 30 apartments . The project will be developed in three phases beginning with the condominiums. Town Council has agreed to hold a public information session in the near future. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says this will give the community the opportunity to see the proposed project for review and discussion.


Forecasters are warning Nova Scotians to prepare for the storm.

Hurricane Earl is making its way toward the eastern seaboard and could very well make landfall anywhere from Maine to Eastern Newfoundland.

Chris Fogerty with the Canadian Hurricane Centre says Earl is now a category four storm, with maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometres per hour.

Fogerty says the movement of the storm is hard to predict.

"We have a forty per cent chance of gale force winds affecting western Nova Scotia (by Friday). And there is a possibility... of about five to ten percent chance of hurricane force winds reaching the province, " says Fogerty.

Fogerty says people should make a plan, purchase supplies and secure their homes in order to safely weather the storm.

He says higher impact areas along the coast will face stronger winds in a severe storm.


An increasing number of people are becoming the victims of theft in Lunenburg County.

RCMP Staff Sergeant Bruce Hill says he's seen a slight increase in car thefts and thefts from cars in the last six months.

Hill says the crimes share a common denominator.

The persons who have had the vehicles stolen have reported that their keys were left in the vehicle along with the vehicle being left unlocked. Obviously this is almost like leaving out the welcome mat for any would-be thief," says Hill.

RCMP advise a simple solution for these crimes of opportunity; keep items, including your car, under lock and key.

Hill says there have been at least three preventable vehicle thefts in Lunenburg County in the last month.

He adds, people from small towns are used to trusting their neighbours but that's no excuse for putting yourself at risk.


Lunenburg County RCMP are investigating an attempted break and enter into the construction site at Harbour View Haven.

Police say a man wearing dark pants and a light coloured sweater tried to break in during the early morning on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lunenburg County RCMP or Crime Stoppers.