Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Judge to Sit in Bridgewater

There'll soon be a new judge on the bench in Bridgewater. Judge Gregory E. Lenehan will be sworn-in to the Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Courts at a ceremony in the Provincial courthouse in Halifax on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 3:00 pm. Judge Lenehan who was appointed October 19th, has served as a Crown Attorney for the past 21 years.  He will be sitting in Bridgewater, replacing Judge Richard MacKinnon who recently moved to the Truro courthouse.

Lunenburg Council Defers Decision on Development

Another contentious development project for the Town of Lunenburg. Stellar Investments plan to construct a resort hotel/ condominium/ apartment complex on Mason's Beach Road. About 80 people packed the Lunenburg Courthouse Tuesday evening for a public hearing on the proposal. 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. Developer Gunther Reibling says the bottom line..if the condo's don't sell there won't be a project. The project is expected to constructed in three phases beginning with the condos. Council has deferred a decision on the application requesting more time to study all the information presented at the public hearing..


In Lunenburg County, the balsam fir is king and to recognize that, one of the small beauties will be planted tomorrow (Thursday) in Dayspring.

Janice Rand of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg says everyone will be able to watch the tree mature in the coming years.
When it reaches maturity in a few years, the tree will be decorated as the Municipal Christmas Tree.
Since 1995, Lunenburg County has long been officially recognized as the "Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Capital of the World".
The public is invited to Thursday's tree planting ceremony at noon at the Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring.


A man has been arrested in Timberlea on the "Rails to Trails" system and has been charged for alledgedly driving his ATV while impaired.

RCMP officers were conducting a foot patrol of the trail system when they stopped the individual for failing to wear his helmet and then arrested him on the drunk driving charge.
The 35-year-old from the Timberlea area is charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor vehicle after providing two breath samples over the legal limit.
He appears in Halifax court in mid December.