Monday, October 31, 2011

MODL Approves 5 Year Capital Investment Plan

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has approved a five year capital investment plan through 2017. Deputy-Mayor Lee Nauss says there's over 2.3 million dollars worth of projects planned for next year and Council has not included any borrowing for any of the projects. He says they plan to do it all out of revenue or existing monies.  An agreement regarding the transfer of federal gas tax monies requires municipalities to prepare and submit a 5 year capital budget each year.

RCMP Remind Drivers to Slow Down Tonight.

On Halloween night, the scariest thing a motorist can encounter is a neighbourhood swarming with trick-or-treating children. Here's a few tricks to ensure everyone gets home safely with their treats. Motorists are reminded to stay well below the speed limit and be prepared to stop at any time. Children dressed in dark costumes can dart out from anywhere. It's also important not to pass any stopped cars as they may be dropping children off. Newly licensed drivers should also be extra careful on Halloween night as there are many distractions on the road.

Park View boys win JV soccer provincials, clinch berth in Division 1 provincials

It was a successful weekend for Park View's boys soccer teams. The JV team defeated Halifax West 3-0 to win the provincial title on home soil. Chance Harnish scored twice and Lucas Wile also tallied. Also, the Division 1 Boys provincial qualifier final was held at Park View. The home town Panthers beat Halifax West 2-1 and advances to provincials at Dr. J. H. Gillis in Antigonish this weekend.

New Germany soccer teams off to provincials

New Germany Rural High School's senior boys soccer team is off to provincials. The club defeated East Antigonish 5-1 and Dalbrae Academy 5-3 over the weekend to clinch a berth in the division 3 provincials. They will be held this weekend at Hants North.

Meanwhile, the New Germany Rural High School senior girls soccer team also clinched a spot for the Division 3 provincials this coming weekend. The Saints defeated Musquodoboit 4-1 and Strait Area Recreational Education Center 3-0 in the Provincial Qualifying tournament. They will travel to Ecole du Carrefour in Dartmouth for the provincials.

Ross Farm Museum receives $2.3-million for new learning centre

The Ross Farm Museum received $2.35-million for a new learning centre. The centre will include program rooms to learn about a variety of traditional skills, an administration area and a gift shop. Construction of the 14,500-square-foot structure will take about a year and is expected to begin next spring. Funding was announced Saturday and is coming from all three levels of government, topped up by community fundraising efforts. The province will provide $1-million through the Tangible Capital Asset Program. This will be matched by $1-million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The community will contribute $235-thousand through the New Ross District Museum Society, including $100-thousand from the Municipality of the District of Chester.

Crowhurst resigns as Bridgewater Police Chief

Brent Crowhurst, left, sitting with John Collyer, right.
Bridgewater's chief of police is stepping down from the job. Brent Crowhurst is resigning from the post, effective November 3, to become the Bureau Director of Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia. In a letter to council, Crowhurst says the past nine years in his position has been challenging, yet very rewarding. Current Deputy Chief John Collyer will become Acting Chief of Police.

Mustangs edge Weeks 6-5, move into second place

Morgan Messenger scored twice and added two assists as the South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs earned a 6-5 win over the Weeks Major Midgets Sunday in New Glasgow. Shaun MacEachern added two goals and an assist while Brennan Bailey and Brandon Challoner also had a goal for the Mustangs. Cole Skinner stopped 32 of 37 shots in the win. The local major Midget club is now in 2nd place with a 10-3-0-1 record. They take on the top-ranked Halifax Titans this weekend in St. Margaret's Bay.

Lumberjacks trade Noseworthy to Dauphin for 18-year-old and future considerations

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks made a couple of moves Friday. They acquired the rights to Michel Lefevbre from Cornwall, Ontario. The 19-year-old forward played in both games Friday and Saturday night.
The Jacks also traded Tyler Noseworthy to the Dauphin Kings for 18-year-old Jung Ahn and future considerations.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh Deer

Deer hunting season in Nova Scotia opens  on
Friday, Oct. 28th and runs through till Saturday, Dec.3rd.   Hunting is NOT permitted on Sundays. Natural Resources minister Charlie Parker says hunting is a popular sport, a means to obtain an inexpensive food source, and a way to help manage the wildlife population He reminds hunters to be familiar with hunting regulations and always wear hunter's orange in the woods. There are 12 deer hunting zones. Hunters applying for a licence should review the zones carefully to make sure they get a deer stamp for the zone they want.

Move Over Information Checkpoints

Information checkpoints are being set up this afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. on Highway 103 in Chester Basin. There will be two checkpoints taking place - one in the east-bound lanes and one in the west-bound lanes - on the divided portion of Highway 103 near Exit 9. Members of the RCMP along with Emergency Health Services, Vehicle Compliance officers, and members of the local Fire Department will be passing out literature to remind motorists about "Move Over" legislation. Motorist are required to reduce speeds to 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle stopped at the side of the road with its emergency lights on.

Tall Ships to Return

Lunenburg will be a port of call for the Tall Ships that are returning to Nova Scotia next summer. The ships will arrive in Halifax July 19th to the 23rd and visit outports across the province July 24th to the 30th. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris announced the provincial commitment of 780 thousand dollars for the event.  The provincial contribution will fund the cost to bring the ships here and attract more visitors to the province. Along with Lunenburg the ships will also visit Shelburne, Yarmouth, Pictou Pugwash, Port Hawkesbury, Louisbourg and Sydney.
        The event is part of the Tall Ships Challenge - Atlantic Coast 2012 Race, organized by Tall Ships America. The ships will start in Savannah, Ga. and sail up the U.S. eastern seaboard, stopping in Charleston, S.C., Greenport, N.Y., and Newport, R.I.  The event will also include a special historical piece that will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  Theodore Tugboat is playing a big role in the Tall Ships event. He is headed to the United States for the winter and bringing the Tall Ships back to Nova Scotia next summer.

Heritage Property Designation

The Old Stone Bridge on Victoria Street , Chester is one step closer to being designated a Heritage Property.  The Municipality of Chester has agreed to enter into a partnership with the provincial Departments of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to both designate and maintain the  property.  MLA for the area, Denise Peterson-Rafuse brought forward the proposal at a previous council meeting. Once the application for provincial heritage registration is accepted, the province's Advisory Council on Heritage Property will review the submission and assess if the Old Stone Bridge has provincial heritage value. A recommendation will then be forwarded to the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage who has final sign-off on the provincial heritage designation.

Mustangs' Nickerson selected for Canadian Youth Olympic hockey team

Brendan Nickerson during NHLPA Camp in August
A member of the South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs has made the Canadian Youth Olympic hockey team. Defenceman Brendan Nickerson received the nod from Hockey Canada as the lone player from Nova Scotia to be named to the squad. Mustangs Head Coach Tim Boyce says the organization is proud of Nickerson's accomplishment.
"It's great for Brendan, he's a great kid and very deserving of the honour. He's been fast-tracked quite a bit over the last few years in his hockey career. He's a special young talent, he's very skilled for his age and he's got great size."
The team is for hockey players born in 1996. The 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held from January 13-22 in Innsbruck, Austria.

NDP Topp enjoying leadership race

NDP Leadership Candidate Brian Topp
Federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp stopped in Bridgewater earlier this week for a meet and greet with the general public. Topp says he's enjoying the leadership race.
"A number of very good candidates are in the race. They're all colleagues of mine, we're all on the same team and when this is over, we'll all be working together. But, I think a job, is to outline your own vision, your own background, answer questions as best you can and the members will decide."
Topp is running against five other party members including Deputy Leader Thomas Mulcair, Quebec MP Romeo Saganash and Ontario MP Paul Dewar. The party will choose its new leader at a convention in Toronto in March.

Wigg, Noseworthy no longer with Lumberjacks

Andrew Wigg

Tyler Noseworthy

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks are looking to trade forwards Tyler Noseworthy and Andrew Wigg. The two players have approached Head Coach Terry Rhindress about being traded to clubs, they feel, are contenders. Rhindress says its part of the business.

"I think they're not happy with the teams direction right now. I think they thought we were going to have more veterans back than we did, so, I think they're just looking to finish it out on a more contender team."
Rhindress says he's actively trying to trade the two players, but can't divulge what teams are involved. The Lumberjacks host Truro Friday night at 7pm at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Forest Hills Road residents annoyed with No Frills noise

Shelley Moran
A refridgeration trailer at No Frills in Bridgewater is leaving Forest Hills Road residents annoyed and sleepless. Shelley Moran, a resident of Forest Hills Road, says the trailer tends to run for about 45 minutes straight, stops for 10 minutes and begins to run again. She says the noise irritates her to the point she has to wear earplugs to fall asleep. Moran says the trailer is typically behind their homes anywhere from two weeks to two months at a time. Mayor Carroll Publicover says a noise by-law isn't the answer, but expects Council to come up with solutions for the problem.

RCMP trying to identify Break and Enter suspect

RCMP are looking for the public's help in identifying the suspect involved in breaking and entering into a Mahone Bay business. Lunenburg County RCMP say the suspect allegedly stole a substantial amount of money and prescription drugs from MacQuarrie's Pharmasave during the early morning hours of Saturday September 24. The Mounties say they've gathered pictures and video footage of the suspect, hoping someone can identify the person. If you know the person in the above picture, please contact RCMP at 527-5555.

South Shore School Board Review

Education Minister
Ramona Jennex

A performance review of the South Shore School Board has not yet been handed over to the Education Minister. The review was launched in August following allegations that some board members tried to derail an open discussion on the future of 12 schools before a March 30 meeting. Deloitte Inc. was appointed by the government to conduct the review. Department spokesman Lucas Wide says as the work came forward the extra time was to make sure Deloitte had the opportunity to create a complete and comprehensive report that would be helpful to the Minister and the Department moving forward.. The review will address whether the board adhered to all provincial legislation, policies and regulations, as well as the board's bylaws and policies.  The report is expected to be submitted to the Minister in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MLA Discusses Fire Fighter Concerns

Conservative MLA Keith Bain was on the South Shore recently to meet with area fire departments and first responders.  Bain the critic for labour and workforce development called it a factfinding mission. He says the biggest concern brought forward by all departments was the recruitment and retention of volunteers.  Another issue was the absence of a HazMat team for the area which is currently served by Kentville.  Bain met with about a dozen departments and mutual aid associations in Lunenburg and Queens Counties  during his two day visit. 

Former MLA Harold Huskilson passes away

Harold Huskilson
A former Nova Scotia cabinet minister and MLA has passed away. Harold Huskilson of Shelburne County died Monday night at the age of 91. He served in the provincial legislature from 1970 to 1993. He was also president and owner of Huskilson's Funeral Homes. A funeral service is expected to be held Friday at 2pm in the Shelburne Community Centre.

Council votes not to discharge Jo-Lo development agreement

The Village at Glen Allan project received a lifeline from town council Monday night. Council agreed to give Jo-Lo Development until November 14 to install fencing and landscaping. Mayor Carroll Publicover says he isn't ready to give up on the developer despite a number of missed deadlines. He believes the developer is doing the best they can in terms of securing financing, changing development plans and working with the town. The town voted not to discharge the current development agreement after Jo-Lo didn't meet the original October 15 deadline for fencing and landscaping requirements.

Government installing centre-line rumble strips from Tantallon to Chester

You can expect some slow-downs on Highway 103 over the next week. The province is working to improve road safety by installing centre-line rumble strips on a section of highway near Tantallon. The strips are being installed from Exit 5, at the end of the twinned section, to the start of the divided section of Highway 103 near Chester. The project is expected to be completed by Monday October 31. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks says the centre-line rumble strips will allow safer passing and increase separation from opposing traffic.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Today's Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics will be held in Caledonia from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Queens Health Centre and at the New Ross Family Resource Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The shots are free for all Nova Scotians . Those encouraged to get the flu vaccine include the elderly, babies aged six to 23 months, pregnant women and anyone with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes.

Bowater Mill Requests Power Discount

Bowater Mersey officials will have to wait for a ruling by the UARB on their request for a power discount. Officials of the paper mill in Brooklyn appeared before the provincial utility review board yesterday to ask for a five year discounted power rate for electricity. Abitibi/Bowater Director of Public Affairs, Pierre Choquette says they have addressed the challenges that lie ahead in regards to the energy issue. Choquette says the issue is critical to the paper mills future. Bowater Mersey and NewPage Port Hawkesbury, now closed, both applied for a load retention tariff from Nova Scotia Power. That would mean higher power rates for other consumers.

Truck for Tancook Island

Residents of Tancook Island will benefit from a truck donated by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The truck is considered surplus to the department, but will be of value to the Tancook Island Emergency Response Association. Chester/St. Margaret's MLA, Denise Peterson-Rafuse says she's pleased she was able to work with municipal and provincial government officials to make this happen. Under the Surplus Crown Disposal Act, not-for-profit groups across the province can apply to receive surplus items from the department, including vehicles, recreation equipment and office furniture.

Solar Energy Installation Session

Shelburne residents will get a chance to hear about the benefits of solar energy installations at an information session this evening. Representatives from Nova Scotia Power, Efficiency Nova Scotia and Doctor Solar will also be providing information on programs and incentives for solar installations. The session which will present information for both commercial and residential settings takes place tonight, (Tues.Oct. 25th) at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Community Centre.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Meet & Greet NDP Leadership Candidate

Federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp will be in Town today. (Monday, October 24th)  A Meet & Greet is being sponsored by the  South Shore/St. Margaret's Federal Riding Association at the Day's Inn on North Street from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Supporters and members of the general public are welcome. There will be a membership table for new members and renewals.

Peformance Review of SSRSB

Education Minister Ramona Jennex is expected to receive the performance review of the South Shore Regional School Board today. Deloitte Inc. was appointed by the Nova Scotia government to conduct the review which was launched following allegations that some board members tried to derail an open discussion on the future of 12 schools before a March 30 meeting. Determining whether the board adhered to all provincial legislation, policies and regulations, as well as the board's bylaws and policies was to be addressed by the review. It will also try to determine if the board exhibits good governance practices, such as respectful and professional behaviour, effective use of information in decision-making and transparency.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Today's Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic will be held in Bridgewater at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 78 Alexandra Avenue from 1 to 7 p.m.

Queens General Health Project Update

South Shore Health is preparing to issue its first tender related to the Queens General Health Project. The tender, which includes clearing, grubbing, grading and gravelling of a small parcel of land next to Queens General Hospital, will be issued later this month with work expected to begin in November. South Shore Health negotiated the purchase of the land, behind the apartment building at 5 Shore Road, to serve as a lay-down area for material during construction and a parking lot at the completion of the project. Purchase of the land will also allow South Shore Health to delay the demolition of the old nurses’ residence. The Queens General Health Project includes the creation of a new primary care clinic and redevelopment of the 22-bed in-patient unit at Queens General Hospital. The total budget of 16 million dollars includes construction and renovation costs, site development, and professional fees. More than 14 million has already been committed, including $11 million from the Queens Foundation and private donors. The province has invested 2.5 million and the Region of Queens Municipality has committed 1 million. A fundraising committee consisting of members of the community has been created to raise the remaining 1.5 million. Detailed planning is underway for the project. Once complete, South Shore Health will hold an open house to share the proposed design and architectural drawings with the public. Construction is expected to begin in late spring 2012.

For more information visit for the latest news about the Queens General Health Project

Family Homeless After Saturday Fire

A couple and their adult son are temporarily homeless after a fire Saturday afternoon (October 22)extensively damaged a wood-frame house near Stanford Lake. Chester Fire Department responded to the call at 4101 Highway 3 around 4:30 Saturday afternoon. Smoke was coming out of the roof through the ventilation system. Firefighters were able to contain the fire from spreading beyond the attic but the house sustained water and smoke damage. A team of Canadian Red Cross volunteers from Bridgewater have assisted the family with emergency lodging, food and clothing. There were no injuries and several pet dogs also escaped unharmed.

Milton Man Dies in Fire

Photo, courtesy of
 Brenda Cunningham

A Queens County man has died from injuries he sustained in a fire over the weekend. Sixty-one year old Borden Croft of Milton was taken to hospital in Halifax but later died.  Police and fire officials were called to the house fire on Pleasant Street in Milton shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, October 23rd. Croft was alone in the home at the time. A preliminary investigation indicates the fire is not suspicious.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lunenburg woman's dessert earns her $25,000

Glo McNeil
A Lunenburg woman is $25,000 richer after her dessert won the sweet pies category of the Recipe to Riches TV show. Glo McNeill won the first episode of the new reality show, for her "Lucious Lemon Pudding Cakes." McNeill says she's received a tremendous amount of feedback from people coast-to-coast. The 82-year-old will now be one of seven finallists eligible to win the grand prize of $250,000. You can meet McNeill and taste some of her "Lucious Lemon Pudding Cakes" this Saturday from 11-4 at the Bridgewater Superstore.

LQRDA moving to new location in Bridgewater

The former Dooly's on King Street will be the future home of the Lunenburg Queens Regional Development Agency. The LQRDA is currently on North Street in Bridgewater, but is expected to move to their new location January 1st, 2012. The executive director of the LQRDA, Andrew Button, says he believes its a unique move for the group because they will be housing nine different economic associations. Among the groups also moving to the King Street location are the Bridgewater Development Association, the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce and South Shore Opportunities.

Shelburne County Business Excellence Awards

Business Excellence

Fifteen local Businesses were celebrated for outstanding achievements at the Shelburne County Business Excellence Awards last night. The awards in five categories were handed out during a gala dinner ceremony at the Osprey Arts Centre Thursday evening.(October 20th). The Awards are hosted by the Community Business Development Corporation and The Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce.
The winners are:
(sponsored by Shelburne County Business Development Center)
Chris Bird of Rehouse Timberframes

(sponsored by Nova Scotia Business Incorporated)
Kenny & Ross Limited

(sponsored by NS Economic & Rural Development & Tourism)
Nick Stewart of Nick Stewart Concrete Work

(sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada)
Cora Beck of Charlotte Lane Cafe

(sponsored by the Shelburne & Area Chamber of Commerce)
Don Atkinson Tucking Limited (Bill & Sherri Harris)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FREE Flu Clinic

Today's free flu vaccine clinic (Friday,Oct. 21st) will be held in Chester from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chester Community Clinic, 17 Shoreham Village.
** This is an open clinic offered by local Medical Practice**

Change of Plans for LCLC

A change in plans , literally, for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. A start on construction is behind schedule, now the scope of the project is being scaled back by more than 15 percent. Changes to the 33 million dollar project include less glass and lower ceilings, elimination of a pool slide, a smaller library space, and removal of the entrance canopies and arched ribs on the roof of the arena. Initial construction tenders came in over budget and Chair Paul Belliveau said they would be negotiating with the contractors on possible reductions. New tenders are expected to be ready in the new year. The date for completion of the project has now been moved forward to March 2013.

Motorists Urged to Drive with Caution

Motorists are advised to use caution due to water on the roadways today. A significant amount of rain has already fallen and this could lead to localized flooding and water pooling on roadways. Periods of heavy rain increase the likelihood of hydroplaning, which occurs when a layer of water builds between the tires of the vehicle and the surface of the road. The vehicle loses traction, and the driver loses the ability to steer or stop. If it happens with all four tires at the same time, the vehicle may skid out of control until it collides with something else, goes off the road, or slows down enough for the tires to regain contact with the pavement. The best way to avoid hydroplaning is to slow down and be sure not to use cruise control. Police are advising motorists to drive according to road conditions.

Bailey leads Stangs to 5-2 win in Cole Harbour

The South Shore Mustangs scored a 5-2 win over the Cole Harbour Wolfpack Wednesday night. Captain Brennan Bailey led the way with a goal and two assists while Cole Skinner made 20 saves for the win. It's the fourth victory in the row for the Mustangs, who are now in a tie for second place in the Major Midget standings. Next up for the Mustangs will be the Valley Wildcats at 10:30 Sunday Morning at the Chester Arena.

Martin overwhelmed by Fundraiser turnout

Mayor Don Downe, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, left, enjoying a photo opportunity with Jenna Martin, 400 metre Canadian Champion, right.
Roughly 200 people came out in support Wednesday night for one of the South Shore's top athletes. A fundraiser was held for Jenna Martin at the Best Western Plus Bridgewater. Martin says she's so happy people are helping her achieve her goals.
"This night means everything to me. I can't believe all these people are here for me. Being able to be in the presence of everyone supporting me means a lot and having their support is going to give me the extra drive to push even harder towards my goal."
Martin is pushing to raise just over $139,000 to help her prepare for the 2012 London Olympics.

Keddy congratulates Irving Shipbuilding

South Shore-St.Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy
The MP for South Shore-St. Margaret's is congratulating Halifax's Irving Shipbuilding on winning the largest piece of the federal government's $33-billion shipbuilding program. The decision gives Irving $25-billion in combat ship construction as the prime contractor for the navy's new warships. Gerald Keddy says its great news for both the South Shore and the rest of the province.
"Irving Shipyard, obviously, in Shelburne will be an immediate winner. But every manufacturer, every shop, the two major yards in the province can't build all these vessels and they can't do all the superstructure. There wil be a lot of work let out here, I would expect, to shipyards and the shops not just in the South Shore but throughout Atlantic Canada."
Keddy expects thousands of jobs to be created from the project. Irving Shipbuilding will enter contract negotiations with the federal government with hopes of starting shipbuilding production as early as late 2012.

White Point undergoing renovations in early 2012

A South Shore resort is closing down for two months for property-wide renovations. White Point in Queens County has scheduled the renovations to take place during January and February 2012. General Manager Danny Morton says there will be a few changes to their reception area, dining room, guest rooms and some of the cottages. He adds, they will also be making less visible changes including rewiring, kitchen upgrades and replacing their heating and pool operating system. Morton says they're using the $1-million loan, announced in June from the province's Industrial Expansion Fund, to pay for the renovations.

Bridgewater Greco negotiating new location

The Bridgewater Greco store is looking for a new home. The popular pizza joint has left its tenacy in the Eastside Plaza after it was unable to strike a deal with the landlord. The vice-president of franchising and development, Guy Gallant, says they're are currently negotiating with another landlord to keep the business in Bridgewater. Gallant says they hope to be up and running three months after striking a new agreement.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Electoral Reform

The Case for Electoral Reform will be the topic of discussion at the Mahone Bay Centre Friday evening(Oct. 21st). The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians presents Café Canada, Renewing Democracy at 7:30 p.m Friday night. Halifax lawyer Derek Simon and Dalhousie Associate Professor Lori Turnbull will lead an informative and action focused session. Admission is FREE.

Shelburne County Business Excellence Awards

Business Excellence
On Tuesday, Lunenburg/Queens County businesses were honoured and it's Shelburne's turn on Thursday (Oct. 20th). Fifteen businesses in Eastern Shelburne County have been selected as finalists for the 2011 Business Excellence Awards which will be handed out tonight at a gala dinner ceremony at the Osprey Arts Centre.
The Awards are hosted by the Community Business Development Corporation and The Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce. The top three finalists in their respective categories are:

Export Achievement Award:
Cotter’s Ocean Products Inc.
Kenny & Ross Ltd.
Ven Rez Limited

Green Award:
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song Society, Grace Poole
NSCC, Donna Bower & William Nickerson
ReHouse Timberframes, Chris Bird

Employee of the Year:
Cora Beck, Charlotte Lane Cafe
Dee Harding, H & B Car Sales Ltd. and Goulden’s shell
Joey Reynolds, Dexter’s Service Centre Ltd.

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Clark Blanchard, CBMC Engineering Limited
Nick Stewart, Nick Stewart Concrete Work
Sam Stewart, All 4 One Graphics

Business of the Year:
Don Atkinson Trucking Ltd., Bill & Sherri Harris
Harlow Construction Ltd., Robbie & Jeffery Harlow
TLC Pharmacy, Tami Crosby

Local companies receive Lunenburg-Queens Business Excellence awards

Rosmarie Lohnes, President, Helping Nature Heal Inc.

Bernice Theriault, General Manager, Comfort Inn
Lynne MacKay and Pierre Guevremont, IronWorks Distillery
There were many smiles and few frowns after six local companies received plaques at the Lunenburg-Queens Business Excellence awards. The Entrepreneurial award was won by Van Dyk's Health Juice Ltd. The Bridgewater Comfort Inn received the Hospitality award. Brady Home Building Centre picked up the Large Business award. TecBox accepted the Export Achievement award. IronWorks Distillery picked up the New Business award and Helping Nature Heal Inc. won the Small Business award.

Mustangs battle Wolfpack

The South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs try for a fourth win in a row Wednesday night when they visit the Cole Harbour Wolfpack. The Mustangs sit third after a pair of 6-2 victories at home over the weekend. Head Coach Tim Boyce says a win won't be easy against one of the top goalies in the league.
"Chase Marchand has been lights out to start the season. He's got a goals against just above 1.00 and every game he seems to be stopping 30-40 shots and holding the team in 2-1 or 3-1 games, so I expect a tough game out of those guys."
This is the first game between the two teams this season. The Mustangs and Wolfpack hit the ice at 7:30 Wednesday night in Cole Harbour.