Monday, November 22, 2010

Tanning Beds Banned for Those Under 19

The province is proposing legislation to ban people under the age of 19 from using tanning beds. Health Minister Maureen MacDonald says the legislation is aimed at saving young people from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. The legislation, which will encourage healthy habits among young people, was met with support from physicians and a number of health interest groups. In the coming months, the department will work with health partners, tanning bed operators and other interest groups to develop regulations for this legislation which would also require tanning bed operators to display signs with information warning of the health impact of tanning bed use. Businesses that contravene the age restriction could face a $2,000 fine for the first offence, $5,000 for a second and $10,000 for a third.

Schoolboard Holds Public Meetings on Budget Implications

Tonight is the first in a series of public meetings hosted by the South Shore Regional School Board to present the Board's mission, goals and priorities and to discuss upcoming provincial budget implications. Tonight's session will be held at Hebbville Academy, with meetings also set for Tuesday at Chester Area Middle School, and next Monday, November 29th at Liverpool Regional High. The meetings from 7 to 9 p.m
will be opportunities for families and community members to learn more about the direction of the SSRSB. There will be time for questions during the presentation.

Colpton Arrest

A Pinehurst man earned his day in court this weekend.

On Friday, Lunenburg County RCMP arrested the suspect for 'impaired driving by a controlled substance' after his vehicle was stopped for erratic driving in Colpton.

The accused will appear in Bridgewater Court on January 19th.

Community Christmas

Plans are underway for Bridgewater's second annual Community Christmas and town council is offering a helping hand.

Event organizers will use town facilities for the feast and ticket outlets as town staff aid in promotion.

More than one-hundred volunteers helped serve Christmas dinner to about 425 people during last year's inaugural event at Bridgewater High School.

Locals feasted on four-hundred pounds of turkey while bending an ear to local musicians and performers.

New Floor for Mahone Bay Gymnasium

Its more than fifty years old and and breaking up.

Those are the words Mayor Joe Feeny is using to describe the Mahone Bay Centre gymnasium floor.

Town Council will contribute five thousand dollars to help pay for new cushion flooring.

The current tile-on-concrete, installed in the 1960's, is rough, cracked and sweats in muggy weather.

Funding from the District of Lunenburg, fundraising campaigns and the provincial and federal governments will contribute to the 45-thousand dollar project.

LED Light Exchange

Nova Scotia Power is teaming up with the Town of Mahone Bay to help you save a little energy during the festive season.

Decking out your home with lights for the holidays is hard on your bank account and the environment.

The LED light exchange will provide residents one sting of energy efficient lights in exchange for the traditional glass variety.

LED lights use ninety percent less electricity and last at least ten times longer than traditional bulbs.

The exchange gets underway this Friday at the Main Street Gazebo Bandstand in Mahone Bay at 7pm.


A Lunenburg County man is facing drug and weapons charges.

The resident of Bakers Settlement was arrested over the weekend and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a firearm without a permit, and two counts of breach of probation.
The arrest and charges resulted from an on-going RCMP investigation.


Icy patches on some of the highways along the South Shore resulted in at least one accident this morning.

Members of the Newcombville fire department responded to a motor vehicle accident on highway 325 around 6:30am.
A single vehicle ended up on its side.
There were no serious injuries.