Tuesday, February 21, 2012

VIDEO: Keddy visits Lunenburg Foundry

It's the first time he's seen it, and already he's impressed. MP for South Shore- St. Margaret's Gerald Keddy got his initial look at the Lunenburg Foundry's KDM system, which uses two mirrors to harness the sun's power for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Keddy says he was impressed by what the system could do.
"This thing has potential, not just to make bronze castings and brass castings but this has potential for applications in third world countries around the world, for applications to heat hot water here we are on a February day and they are going up to a couple thousand degrees Celsius in order to melt a bronze/magnesium mixture."
Keddy stopped by the Foundry Tuesday afternoon to get a first-hand look at practices the company is involved in. He also says he likes the look of the Bluenose II. Keddy says the build is drawing a lot of attention.

"This is the most important build on the planet and I'm not exaggerating that. You know, everybody who is remotely interested in sailing vessels and wooden ships is watching this on the webcam, its that big."
 He says the visit is to help inspire companies to pursue supply chain opportunities that will be created by the Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan.

Check out the video below to see the KDM system work with comments from Lunenburg Foundry President Peter Kinley and MP for South Shore- St. Margaret's Gerald Keddy.

NB Contractor Files Lawsuit Against Grace Murray Inc.

A New Brunswick based contractor has filed a lawsuit in Nova Scotia Supreme Court against Grace Murray Inc. Saulnier Losier Management claims it is owed just over $400,000 for extra costs it had to cover when they built the Bridgewater Best Western Hotel. Grace Murray Inc is co-owned by Rodney Grace and former NHL'er Glen Murray. In a prepared statement, Grace told CKBW/HANK FM News his company 'entered into a fixed price contract with Saulnier Losier and has no intention of paying more than what was agreed upon for a turnkey complete project.' Saulnier Losier was contracted in October 2009 to build the three-story 63-room Best Western in Cookville. Saulnier Losier claims the project experienced numerous cost overruns during construction and the construction contract between the two parties was breached. They are also seeking interest and costs. None of the allegations have been proven in court. Calls to Saulnier Losier of New Brunswick this afternoon have not been returned.

MODL secures waste collection until 2019

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has secured waste collection services until 2019. Council has approved awarding the lone tender received to G.E.'s All Trucking for just over $10.6-million for seven years, beginning in 2013. The new contract contains the same services as the current agreement with additional items including a route supervisor, Christmas tree pickup and a green cart administrator. The new services add more than $348,000 to the seven year budget.