Monday, November 15, 2010

Shelburne Snags Best Restaurant Award

 Bragging rights go to Shelburne for winning Nova Scotia's Best Small Restaurant of the Year award. Charlotte Lane was named the winner last week at the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia gala awards dinner. Roland Glauser is the chef and co-owner, along with his wife, Kathleen is originally from Switzerland and has cooked professionally since he was 16.  Last year, Fleur de Sel of Lunenburg shared the award category with Fid Resto .

South Shore Health Appoints New VP Corporate Services

South Shore Health has appointed Vicki Harnish to the position of V-P Corporate Services effective today. Harnish has served the Province of Nova Scotia for more than 36 years including her most recent position as Deputy Minister of Finance, a role she has held since 2003. She has also served as Deputy Minister of Treasury and Policy Board and Public Service Commissioner and Secretary to the Executive Council.

Chester Approves Recreation Grants

Chester Council has approved 19 thousand 500 dollars in grants to groups and organizations in the Municipality. The Chester Tennis Club received the largest grant in the amount of 43 hundred dollars, followed by Chester Minor Hockey which receives 36 hundred dollars. In total 15 organizations including the Shoreham Village Volunteer Programs received grants ranging from 50 dollars to 28 hundred dollars.

2Bays 4-H Club 50.00
Friends of Nature 300.00
Basin Gardeners Association 500.00
Charing Cross Garden Club 500.00
Chester Basin Over 40 Club 500.00
Forties Garden Club 500.00
New Ross Golden Age Club 500.00
Chester Garden Club 700.00
Blandford Seasiders Seniors Club 800.00
Shoreham Village Volunteer Program 800.00
Chester Art Centre Association 1,400.00
Chester Jr. Sailing/Opti-Jam (CYC) 2,250.00
Basin Recreation Park 2,800.00
Chester Minor Hockey 3,600.00
Chester Tennis Club 4,300.00

Committee to Seek Uses for Abandoned Schools

The public will be engaged in looking for new uses for the old Blockhouse School. The Municipality of Lunenburg is forming a committee to explore options including looking into turning the facility into some sort of community asset. Mayor Don Downe says whether it goes to a business application or a further educational application, the community will be involved. He says the Municipality is working with the Department of Education and Service Nova Scotia looking at options for the abandoned schools. Downe says the Municipality will also be inheriting the Riverport and Centre schools in the future and will be exploring options for those facilities as well.  The Blockhouse school became vacant when the new 30 million dollar French school officially opened in Cookville this September 7th.

Chester Seeks Heritage Status for Stone Bridge

It's a case of persistence paying off. The Chester Charts Its Course committee is pushing for the province to designate the Victoria Street Old Stone Bridge as a heritage property. Following a presentation to Chester Municipal Council, Warden Alan Webber says Council will hop on-board by endorsing the application for the designation. Webber says the community has been trying to get a higher level of protection for the bridge for a number of years. He says although they've had some success working with the Department of Transportation, the community is looking for the assurance will be maintained and looked after with an emphasis on the historical significance of the bridge. The province turned down a heritage designation in 2006. The bridge which dates back to the 1880's is one of only two Roman stone arch bridges in Nova Scotia.


Four people were hospitalized after a two vehicle accident over the weekend at the intersection of Highway 332 and 324 in Lilydale.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged.
Those injured were treated at the South Shore Regional and Fisherman's Memorial Hospitals.


The 25-year-old driver of a small car is recovering from injuries he sustained in a head-on collision on Saturday with a transport truck on highwy 103.

RCMP say a westbound Honda Civic crossed the centre line just after 4 a.m. between exits five and six.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
The highway was closed for several hours as work crews cleaned up spilled diesel fuel.


Arson-related charges have been laid against two men and a woman, all from Lunenburg County, after a fire in Beech Hill.

The RCMP says a building adjacent to a home was destroyed Friday night and the home itself sustained moderate damage.
28 year old Michael Bolliver of Gold River is charged with arson and break and enter causing arson.
30 year old Troy McDow of Mahone Bay is charged with uttering threats to damage property, resisting arrest and two counts of breach of probation.
29 year old Jennifer Wentzell of Gold River is facing one count of uttering threats to damage property and three counts of breach of undertakings.
The three accused appear in Bridgewater provincial court later today.