Friday, November 4, 2011

Adoption Awareness Month

South Shore residents and all Nova Scotians are encouraged to consider adopting school-age children. November is being marked as Adoption Awareness Month. 
Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse says there are many children, most of whom are between six and sixteen years old, who are waiting for a loving, caring place to call home. More than 120 children were adopted by Nova Scotia families last year, but there are still many more waiting for a permanent home. Peterson-Rafuse says many of the nearly 350 children in permanent care and custody available for adoption are older, have siblings, or have special needs.
        The Department of Community Services offers information and training sessions to families when they choose to adopt. Ongoing support and financial assistance are also available for families who adopt a child with special needs. More information about adoption, and how families can take the first step toward adopting a child in Nova Scotia, is available by calling 1-866-259-7780 or watching the department's online adoption video series at .

Recreational Fishing Meetings Scheduled

A series of meetings gets underway next week inviting Nova Scotians to discuss angling regulations and provide input on sportsfishing issues . One of the six scheduled meetings to be held across the province is set for Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Fire Hall/Community Centre. The Recreation Fishing Advisory Council meetings are an opportunity for the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture to share information on research, fish stocking programs, education and extension programs, and discuss regulatory issues with the public. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau says sportsfishing generates about $94 million annually in economic activity and is one of the most popular outdoor activities. Information on angling and meeting dates can be found at or by calling 902-485-5056.

14-year-old girl charged after alleged stabbing in West Dublin

Lunenburg County RCMP say a 14-year-old girl faces charges including aggravated assault after a stabbing in West Dublin. Police say they went to the community Friday after a 21-year-old man was stabbed once in the left shoulder. He was treated in South Shore Regional Hospital for injuries police describe as not life-threatening. The girl is also accused of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

Evening of Remembrance

It's a gathering honouring military men and women from past and present. The Evening of Remembrance will be held Sunday night, November 6, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bridgewater. The coordinator, Dan Hennessey, says this is the first year for the event.
"It's just going to be an evening of relection and remembrance that's going to be done through music and images. So, it's a gathering of people, and for lack of better words, it's a lead-up to events on Remembrance Day, November 11."
Hennessey says the evening will include the video "Time to Remember", as well as music from a variety of South Shore artists. The event gets underway at 7pm Sunday night at St Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Mustangs, Titans square off in first-place battle

The South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs will face their toughest opponent of the year this weekend. The Mustangs travel to St. Margaret's Bay for a two game set against the top-ranked Halifax Titans. The Mustangs, who sit in second place, play a Halifax team that has only lost once in 13 games this season. Mustangs Head Coach Tim Boyce says he's not worried about Halifax's record.
"They're definitely beatable. You have to play a good game to beat them, there's no question about that, they are a very good hockey club but any team in the league is beatable."
The two clubs square off Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the St, Margaret's Community Centre.