Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Cardiac Monitors for South Shore Health

South Shore Health has received confirmation of funding for replacement cardiac monitors. The Department of Health has agreed to fund 75 percent, about 542 thousand dollars towards the purchase of 45 new cardiac monitors for the District.
The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore has agreed to provide 142 thousand to cover the remaining costs for the machines that will be replaced at South Shore Regional and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospitals. A request has also been made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation to fund the remaining costs for the montiors for the hospital in Liverpool.

Vital Signs Report Launched Tuesday

Lunenburg County Vital Signs report will be launched tomorrow, (Tuesday October 5th) at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Place in Middle LaHave. Residents will find out how well their community is doing on a number of measures of quality. The purpose of Lunenburg County’s Vital Signs is to provide a snapshot of the quality of life in the County. It also provides a framework to identify community trends, and explore opportunities for action. Issues surrounding housing, employment, crime rates, education, health and wellness, recreation and sense of belonging in the community are some of the areas covered. A similar study was conducted last year for the town of Wolfville.

Cleantech Tour

Innovative Nova Scotia Cleantech Projects will be showcased during a tour by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. The Minister will tour clean technology projects at municipalities, community organizations and businesses on the south shore today,Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th. The tour will begin at the Barrington Municipal Arena this afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m. Other locations include Bridgewater, Lunenburg,Shelburne, and the District of Chester.

Lunenburg to get New Pumper Truck

The Town of Lunenburg is pumping in some cash to purchase a new pumper truck for the fire department. Cost of the 350 thousand dollar stock pumper truck will be cost shared 50/50 by the Town and Districts 1 & 2 Fire Commission. The Town's share will have to be borrowed. The fire department only has one pumper and if more than one fire call comes in is unable to respond. The Town has been calling out Mahone Bay Fire Department as required and to act as standby when necessary.

Chester Streetscape Study

A good turnout for the final public meeting on the Highway 3 Streetscape Project for Chester. Warden Alan Webber says about 75 to 80 people attended the session September 22nd at the Chester Legion. He says the consultant's draft report was well received as a good starting point but there were some very specific concerns that were raised. Webber says they're at the stage now where the consultants will go back, redraft based on the public comments, take it back to the Committee in its final draft form for recommendations. Webber says he anticipates with some modifications, it will be recommended to Council to move forward with the proposal on the streetscape study.
The idea behind the streetscape project is to shift the perceptions of the area from a highway thorough the community to an extension of the Village.


Bridgewater Police are investigating after a hit and run on the corner of Queen and Dominion Streets.

Police say the driver fled the scene of an accident on Thursday afternoon.

The vehicle is described as a rusted, off-white Honda or Pontiac Grand Am with visible damage to the exterior.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Bridgewater Town Police or Crime Stoppers.


Those of you who park in downtown Bridgewater will soon have to feed the meter a little more if a bylaw passes second reading.

Town council has some new regulations in the works that will see parking meter fees and fines increase by at least double their current amount.

Metered parking will double to 50 cents per hour.

Violations will start at fifteen dollars, increasing to 25 if left unpaid for more than a week.

Mayor Carroll Publiclover says the changes could see parking revenues increase by over a third.