Monday, October 31, 2011

MODL Approves 5 Year Capital Investment Plan

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has approved a five year capital investment plan through 2017. Deputy-Mayor Lee Nauss says there's over 2.3 million dollars worth of projects planned for next year and Council has not included any borrowing for any of the projects. He says they plan to do it all out of revenue or existing monies.  An agreement regarding the transfer of federal gas tax monies requires municipalities to prepare and submit a 5 year capital budget each year.

RCMP Remind Drivers to Slow Down Tonight.

On Halloween night, the scariest thing a motorist can encounter is a neighbourhood swarming with trick-or-treating children. Here's a few tricks to ensure everyone gets home safely with their treats. Motorists are reminded to stay well below the speed limit and be prepared to stop at any time. Children dressed in dark costumes can dart out from anywhere. It's also important not to pass any stopped cars as they may be dropping children off. Newly licensed drivers should also be extra careful on Halloween night as there are many distractions on the road.

Park View boys win JV soccer provincials, clinch berth in Division 1 provincials

It was a successful weekend for Park View's boys soccer teams. The JV team defeated Halifax West 3-0 to win the provincial title on home soil. Chance Harnish scored twice and Lucas Wile also tallied. Also, the Division 1 Boys provincial qualifier final was held at Park View. The home town Panthers beat Halifax West 2-1 and advances to provincials at Dr. J. H. Gillis in Antigonish this weekend.

New Germany soccer teams off to provincials

New Germany Rural High School's senior boys soccer team is off to provincials. The club defeated East Antigonish 5-1 and Dalbrae Academy 5-3 over the weekend to clinch a berth in the division 3 provincials. They will be held this weekend at Hants North.

Meanwhile, the New Germany Rural High School senior girls soccer team also clinched a spot for the Division 3 provincials this coming weekend. The Saints defeated Musquodoboit 4-1 and Strait Area Recreational Education Center 3-0 in the Provincial Qualifying tournament. They will travel to Ecole du Carrefour in Dartmouth for the provincials.

Ross Farm Museum receives $2.3-million for new learning centre

The Ross Farm Museum received $2.35-million for a new learning centre. The centre will include program rooms to learn about a variety of traditional skills, an administration area and a gift shop. Construction of the 14,500-square-foot structure will take about a year and is expected to begin next spring. Funding was announced Saturday and is coming from all three levels of government, topped up by community fundraising efforts. The province will provide $1-million through the Tangible Capital Asset Program. This will be matched by $1-million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The community will contribute $235-thousand through the New Ross District Museum Society, including $100-thousand from the Municipality of the District of Chester.

Crowhurst resigns as Bridgewater Police Chief

Brent Crowhurst, left, sitting with John Collyer, right.
Bridgewater's chief of police is stepping down from the job. Brent Crowhurst is resigning from the post, effective November 3, to become the Bureau Director of Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia. In a letter to council, Crowhurst says the past nine years in his position has been challenging, yet very rewarding. Current Deputy Chief John Collyer will become Acting Chief of Police.

Mustangs edge Weeks 6-5, move into second place

Morgan Messenger scored twice and added two assists as the South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs earned a 6-5 win over the Weeks Major Midgets Sunday in New Glasgow. Shaun MacEachern added two goals and an assist while Brennan Bailey and Brandon Challoner also had a goal for the Mustangs. Cole Skinner stopped 32 of 37 shots in the win. The local major Midget club is now in 2nd place with a 10-3-0-1 record. They take on the top-ranked Halifax Titans this weekend in St. Margaret's Bay.

Lumberjacks trade Noseworthy to Dauphin for 18-year-old and future considerations

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks made a couple of moves Friday. They acquired the rights to Michel Lefevbre from Cornwall, Ontario. The 19-year-old forward played in both games Friday and Saturday night.
The Jacks also traded Tyler Noseworthy to the Dauphin Kings for 18-year-old Jung Ahn and future considerations.