Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Climate Change Adaptation Projects

The Municipality of Chester is receiving support from the Climate Adaptation Fund for a community based project. Chester and Dalhousie University's marine affairs program will help the municipality to identify coastal adaptation options for their Climate Change Action Plan. The project will receive 10 thousand 200 dollars in funding. Chester is one of three community based adaptation projects to receive a combined total of more than 36 thousand dollars. Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau says the province must find ways to adapt to climate change, and these project will play an important role.
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Queensland Arson

Two changing rooms at Queensland Provincial Park have been destroyed by fire and police are calling it arson.  The RCMP received the call shortly after 4 a.m. this morning
(Wednesday September 28th), Damage to the structures is estimated between 6 to 8 thousand dollars. Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area Tuesday night to call them if they have any information that could generate new information or lead to an arrest.

Recall of Ham Product

You might want to check that package of ham in your refrigerator. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat Compliments brand Sensations Old-Style Smoked Ham because it may be contaminated with listeria. The affected product is sold in 175 gram packages and has a best before date of November 13, 2011. The Quebec manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the product . It was distributed in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador and also Quebec and Ontario.

Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Those particularly at risk include pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems

Municipality of Lunenburg issues default notice to Osprey Ridge Golf Course

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has issued a notice of default to Osprey Ridge Golf Course. A release Wednesday says the golf course must meet financial obligations within 60 days or the Municipality will assume title to the property. Mayor Don Downe says the golf course has been an important community asset for the past 12 years, but it is now in default and action must be taken. The Municipality has supported the business since 1996 by guaranteeing a loan of $3.2-million and currently holds a first and second mortgage on the property. Downe says it's not the intention of the Municipality to operate the facility in the long-term.