Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ekistics Unveiling Generations Active Park Draft Plan

The next step in the development for the Generations Active Park Master Plan will be held this week. Ekistics Planning and Design will unveil is draft plan for the park Thursday night. Bridgewater's Director of Planning, Eric Shaw, says it's the public's last chance to provide input on the park's look. Shaw says he expects Ekistics to explain the plan's layout and take any feedback before creating the final plan. The meeting will be held at 6:30 Thursday evening at the Bridgewater Fire Hall. Shaw says if the draft plan is approved, Ekistics will put together the Master Plan and make a presentation to town council December 12.

Feds announce funding for trail section from Woods Harbour to Yarmouth

Gerald Keddy
The Government of Canada is investing more $18,178 in the construction of a trail segment that will link Woods Harbour to Yarmouth. South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy made the announcement in Woods Harbour Tuesday. The project supports the development of an 8km section of trail completing a continuous link between Woods Harbour and Yarmouth. The enhanced trail is expected to attract hikers, runners, cyclists, and horseback riders from local communities. Keddy says the investment empowers the community to build upon local assets to strengthen valuable infrastructure for residents and visitors.

Bluenose Academy Selects Its Colors

The votes are in for Bluenose Academy school colors. Students from Lunenburg Academy and Centre Consolidated selected Royal Blue & Black for their official colors. The chosen colors will be used on all school attire including sport teams, student t-shirts, hats, and band uniforms.  Next steps include identifying a team name and logo for Bluenose Academy.

Unexpected Layoffs At Composites Atlantic

Thirty-seven employees are temporarily out of work after some unexpected layoffs at Composites Atlantic. The Lunenburg based aerospace plant employs more than 300 people and manufactures lightweight aircraft parts. President and CEO Claude Baril says the layoffs are the result of an unexpected change in delivery schedules from several major customers. The layoffs deal primarily with employees involved in production. Composites Atlantic is currently making parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

NGRHS students fundraising for Vimy Ridge trip

Students at New Germany Rural High School are gearing up to take a major history trip. The group is currently fundraising to visit popular historic sites including Vimy Ridge, Anne Frank's House and the Winston Churchill War Museum. Trip Leader Hester Gibson says it will give students a chance to learn more about the past.The trip is called Axis and Allies and travels to Munich, Amsterdam, France and England. New Germany Rural High is the only school in the South Shore region taking the trip. 42 students are fundraising for the journey, which goes from April 2-14, 2012.