Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Town Diet Plans

The town of Liverpool is one of six finalists for the CBC series "Village on a Diet'

The program will have residents trimming inches, changes diets and exercising as they work toward a community fitness goal, over the course of ten weeks.

Economic Development officer for the Region of Queens Municipality, Phaedra Charlton-Huskins says the tight-knit community could be an inspiring subject for the series.

" I think this will really show the world, or show Canada at least, how galvanized this community can be, and when we put our minds to something, we can really make things happen," says Charlton-Huskins

Charlton-Huskins says show producers will make another round of candidate cuts tomorrow morning.

Those interested in becoming a featured character in the series, should Liverpool be selected, are encouraged to contact the Region of Queens Municipality.

Shop Safe

Buying gifts "on-line" this holiday season could leave you feeling less than festive if you become the victim of fraud.

Police are reminding South Shore shoppers of the risks associated with Internet purchases.

RCMP Counterfeit Coordinator, Sgt. Tom Murdock says once your personal information is in the wrong hands its hard to get back

"Once you've sent the information, whether it be credit card or payment card information, over the Internet its kind of hard to actually retract it but the best thing to do is to deal with reputable companies and to ensure that the padlock on your web browser is on... and that everything is safe," says Murdock.

Murdock says you can protect yourself from fraud and identity theft by shopping only from your home computer and monitoring your banking and credit card statements for any unusual activity.


Unlocked vehicles have been the target of still more thefts in Lunenburg County.

The RCMP is seeking the public's help in tracking down potential suspects.

Between Friday night and Saturday morning, thieves got into two unlocked vehicles in West LaHave and Pleasantville and stole a number of small items.

On Friday night, someone got into an unlocked vehicle along New Cumberland Road.

Items were also stolen from a vehicle in River Lane, Pleasantville on Friday.

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