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.