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.