Friday, October 8, 2010

Mi'kmaq History Month

Students from the Nova Scotia Community College’s Lunenburg Campus are celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month by learning about Mi’kmaq burial grounds and traditional drumming and songs. The Heartbeats, a local group that came together to learn Mi’kmaq songs and chants, will perform for the staff and students at the Lunenburg Campus on Wednesday October 13th starting at noon. The performance will be followed by a presentation on Mi’kmaq burial grounds and genealogy by Ellen Hunt, President of the Mi’kmaq Burial Grounds Research and Restoration Association.
The presentations are of particular interest to students in the Natural Resources Environmental Technology (NRET) program. NRET students study Traditional Knowledge and the Environment as part of their program. The courses study Aboriginal communities and their deep understanding of how the components of our environment are interconnected as well as the strong tradition of community that is passed on orally through songs and stories, as well as through actions and observation.

Social Justice Day

The South Shore Regional School Board will be hosting a Social Justice Day for students on Thursday, October 14th. The event will see select students from across the region come together to learn about poverty in their communities. Students are chosen as delegates who will take the information back to their fellow students and educate them on what poverty looks like in Nova Scotia. A special guest speaker will be 12 year old Logan MacGillvary, of Bedford, a grassroots philanthropist who started the Charity, Listen to the Children (

Addressing Hunger & Poverty

Addressing hunger and poverty in our communities requires a collective effort. FEED NOVA SCOTIA, a provincial organization that supports your local food banks and meal programs, is hosting an open meeting on October 20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Best Western in Bridgewater. Please join us to discuss how we can all work together to more effectively tackle hunger and poverty. All members of the community are welcome. For more information call 902-457-1900.


A Shelburne County man who tried to burn down a house with his girlfriend inside in January 2009 will be sentenced next month in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

37 year-old Jonathan Wade Smith has been convicted of arson and assault and the Crown is looking for a prison term.

At the man's trial, the Crown and defence agreed that Smith started the fire in the Woods Harbour home that he shared with Kristie Brannen.