Friday, September 30, 2011

Back to the Big House

The summer break for South Shore MLA's officially ends on Monday, October 31st. As spooky as it sounds Gary Ramey, Pam Birdsall and Vicki Conrad head back to the house on Halloween. The Nova Scotia government has announced the fall sitting of the legislature will begin on that date. The spring session wrapped up on May 19.

The governing New Democrats hold 31 of the legislature's 52 seats, followed by the Liberals at 13 and Conservatives with seven. There is also one Independent.

MP Keddy to Make Funding Announcements

The Municipality of Shelburne and Town of Lockeport will be getting some federal funding this weekend.
South Shore/St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy will be making two announcements on Saturday (Oct.1) with respect to the Government of Canada's investment in the communities.  Keddy will make the first announcement at the Sandy Point Light House & Community Hall at 10 a.m. He'll then travel to 
Seacaps Park in Lockeport to make the second funding  announcement at 11:30 a.m.

Fire Chief Recovering

Bridgewater's Fire Chief continues to recover from suffering cardiac arrest earlier this week at his Spence Street home. Sixty-four year old Wayne Thorburne could be transferred to South Shore Regional or even released from a Halifax hospital as early as Monday October 3rd. According to Deputy-Fire Chief Mike Nauss, Thorburne underwent a small surgery having a stent inserted and is on the road to recovery.

Lumberjacks edge Mariners

Andrew Wigg

Andrew Wigg scored the go-ahead goal with less than eight minutes remaining as the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks edged the Yarmouth Mariners 4-3 Thursday night. Wigg, along with Tyler Noseworthy and Michael Crawley led the Jacks with a goal and an assist each. Wigg says it feels good to beat their South Shore rivals.
"It's really good to get wins inside our own division too, it usually makes it worth four points, especially against our biggest rival Yarmouth. They gave us a good game and it was good to come out on top."
Billy Clarke stopped 42 shots for the Jacks in the win. The Lumberjacks will head to Dieppe Saturday night to take on the Commandos.

SSRSB chair pleased with new Framework

The chair of the South Shore Regional School Board says a recent presentation on the new Framework has left him with a more positive outlook. Elliott Payzant says there were a number of positives to take from Wednesday night's display. He says he has more confidence in the Framework because it starts helping students in primary, through to grade two. Payzant says he still has some concerns because its a new program but adds, his fingers are crossed it will work out. Literacy mentor Stephen Jamieson and Early Literacy Leader Gretchen Gerhardt provided the presentation to the School Board.

Curb concerns

Councillor David Mitchell

A lack of sidewalk on one side of Glen Allan Drive has at least one Bridgewater town councillor concerned about seniors safety. David Mitchell is requesting to cut the curb down and allow seniors at Drumlin Hills to have a better chance of crossing the street. He says seniors have to walk roughly two to three hundred feet down the road, or 150 feet up the road to get to the nearest crossing. Mitchell's request is expected to be investigated by traffic authority and town engineer Harland Wyand.