Thursday, November 18, 2010

Affordable Housing Committee Formed

The Municipality of Lunenburg is forming a committee to tackle the issue of affordable housing. Mayor Don Downe says  their own statistics prove there's approximately 20 percent of people in situations where they can't afford housing. Following a presentation to Council, Downe says it was clear this issue is real.. Council has agreed to establish a committee to look into the matter. The Affordable Housing Committee will be made up of various housing stakeholders, and the Committee will be tasked with developing a Housing Action Plan.

New Use for Former Fox Point School

Looks like the former Fox Point School won't be sold afterall. The school was declarded surplus and the Municipality of Chester was considering putting it for sale on the market. Warden Alan Webber says that changed following a presentation from a community group that wants to take over the building for a family resource centre. Council has decided to lease the building to the group for a year and see if they can make it work. Council also approved a grant of 10 thousand dollars dollars to help fund the facility. The former school was replaced with the Aspotogan Community Elementary about 10 years ago.

Hunters Help the Hungry

Hunters are helping to feed the hungry by giving to food banks across the province. This is the fifth year for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, through which hunters help feed hungry families in Nova Scotia by donating deer and moose meat. Since the program was first introduced , hunters have donated 2,800 kilograms of meat.  After registering a moose or deer, hunters take the carcass to one of 18 participating, registered meat cutters throughout the province and indicate the amount of meat they would like to donate. Feed Nova Scotia then distributes the meat to 150 member food banks provincewide.  For more information on this program and other ways Feed Nova Scotia is helping hungry families, visit .

Bridgewater Robots

Future scientists and engineers will put their LEGO robotic creations to the test as part of the third annual "First Lego League Challenge" being held at Nova Scotia Community College Lunenburg Campus this Friday,

Four teams from schools in the South Shore Regional School Board and one team from Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial have been preparing for the event since September with support from teacher advisors and NSCC faculty mentors.

Each team has built a working robot using a "Lego Mindstorms" kit and prepared research on this year's theme, "Body Forward".

This year, team will look at ways to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions and maximize the human body's potential, with the intended purpose of leading happier and healthier lives.

The public portion of the event gets underway at 1 p.m.

RCMP Investigate Break and Enter

Lunenburg County RCMP are investigating after a Camperdown body shop was broken into on Tuesday evening.

Police say the culprits stole four 15 inch VW aluminium rims and tires.

The estimated cost for the stolen items is upwards of four-hundred dollars.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Lunenburg RCMP or Crime Stoppers.