Monday, November 7, 2011

Funding Announcement

An announcement for low cost loans under the CMHC Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program will be made in Liverpool on Tuesday (November 8th) South Shore/St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy is making the announcement on behalf of the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Region of Queen's Mayor John Leefe, and Mayor Phil Roberts of Annapolis Royal will be on hand for the announcement set for 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Region of Queens Municipal building, 249 White Point Road, Liverpool.

Busy Day in Queens County

RCMP and firefighters in Queens County kept busy between an accident and fire  earlier this afternoon.  One person was taken to hospital following a collision between a vehicle and tractor trailer on Highway 8 near the River Road between the NS Power Depot.  Staff Sgt. Jeff Wells says the vehicle was hit from behind by the tractor-trailer.  That incident happened around 1 p.m. and traffic was tied up for a time.  Meantime a number of fire departments responded to a fire at 266 Main Street . The vacant building used to house a book store.  The sprinkler system did activate, however, there was a lot of smoke coming from the building and firefighters had to smash down the door to access the building.  No word yet on the cause.

Bridgewater Mayor studies town culture of alcohol

Carroll Publicover
The mayor of Bridgewater is one of three Nova Scotia mayors that participated in a study of alcohol-use in their communities. Carroll Publicover spoke with police officers, paramedics and local principals to help put a report together called "In Our Words: What Alcohol Use Looks Like In Our Towns." Publicover says alcohol is becoming more of a target for younger people, stating between 5-10 per cent of grade seven students already consume alcohol. The most common forms of alcohol related problems in Nova Scotia include assault to domestic violence, binge drinking, and property damage. Publicover, along with Wolfville Mayor Robert Stead and Antigonish Mayor Carl Chisholm documented alcohol-related problems in their communities to try and help create solutions.

Feds announce funding for new Chelsea Cenotaph

Gerald Keddy
The Chelsea Maple Grove Cemetery Committee is receiving a maximum of $13,414 from the Federal Government. South Shore- St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy, made the announcement in Chelsea Monday morning. The project will include the construction of a new black granite cenotaph. In a release, Keddy says "the Chelsea & District Cenotaph will commemorate the men and women from the community who served in war time and will honour the peacekeepers who have dedicated their lives to the country." November 5-11 is Veterans Week in Canada. The funding is provided through the Community War Memorial Program.


Mustangs drop weekend contests to Halifax

The Halifax Titans proved to be too much for the South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs. The first place Titans completed a weekend sweep of the Mustangs with a 3-1 victory Sunday evening in St. Margaret's Bay. Halifax dumped the second place Stangs 5-2 on Saturday. The Mustangs host the Cape Breton Tradesman this weekend with games in Bridgewater and Chester.

Park View, Bridgewater High win provincial soccer titles

Bridgewater Vikings
A pair of South Shore schools won Provincial High School soccer titles over the weekend. The Park View Panthers took the NSSAF Division One boys crown by shutting out Riverview 2-0 in the final. The Bridgewater Viking boys squad grabbed the Division Three championship with a 3-2 win over Ecole du Carrefor.

Cenotaph Funding Announcement

Gerald Keddy

Federal government funding for a new cenotaph will be announced in Chelsea Monday morning. South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy will make the announcement on behalf of Veteran's Affairs Minister Steven Blaney. The funding announcement will take place at 9am at the Chelsea Fire Hall,1426 Highway 210.