Friday, December 3, 2010

Province Invests in Greenfield Lumber Mill

A family owned lumber company in Queens County is receiving a 750 thousand dollar repayable loan through the province's Industrial Expansion Fund. The loan to Harry Freeman and Son Limited of Greenfield, was announced Friday by MLA Vicki Conrad. Over the past six years, the company has invested $18 million into modernizing its facility, building one of the most efficient and flexible sawmills in Atlantic Canada. The company provides significant economic spinoffs, purchasing more than $16 million worth of goods and services from local suppliers each year. The company which is 175 years old is one of the oldest family run businesses in Nova Scotia.

Police VS Paramedics

The second annual food bank challenge is set for this afternoon from 1 to 4 the Superstore parking lot.. Town Police are taking on EHS paramedics to see who can stuff their vehicles the most with items for the Bridgewater Interchurch Food Bank. Last years competition was declared a draw . Two police cares, an ambulance and van were filled with non-perishable items all donated to the food bank. The competition will be decided at 3:30 p.m.


Voters in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg are being asked for their opinions on the role of council and how many councillors would best serve their needs.

There are 12 councillors plus the mayor in the municipality right now and the survey that was launched a few weeks ago is seeking input on whether the council is too small or two big and what should be done to improve operations.
The deadline for returning the filled-out survey is December 17th.
To encourage residents to fill it out and return it, there will be a draw for cash prizes of 100, 75, 50 and 25 dollars.
Those who return the completed forms to the municipality by the deadline will be eligible for the draw.