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.

Lumberjacks acquire Zakas from Summerside

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks have bolstered their blueline. The Jacks acquired Zac Zakas from the Summerside Western Capitals for future considerations. Head Coach Terry Rhindress says the 19-year-old Zakas brings stability to a young defence.
"He's a steady, stay-at-home, puck moving defenseman, nothing flashy, he's not going to jump up and throw a lot of offense at you but he's going to settle things down on the blueline for us."
Zakas had two assists in nine games with Summerside this season. He'll get a chance to face his former team Friday night when the Jacks host the Capitals in Bridgewater.