Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Owner Sprucing Up Former Post Office

Work has started on transforming the old post office on King Street in Bridgewater to residential and commercial property. President of Anthony Properties, Ken Anthony, says the sale closed last Friday and they have started gutting the building's interior. The building sold for under $100,000. Anthony says space is filling up quick.

Anthony says a local company is relocating to rent out a large portion of the office space. He still believes hundreds of thousands of dollars will be put into the building before work is complete.

Stephen McNeil Launches Attack On NS Power Monopoly

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The province's Liberals are taking solid aim at Nova Scotia Power and its monopoly-hold on the energy market. Saying it will form a major plank in his party's next election platform, Liberal leader Stephen McNeil has told CKBW and Hank-FM News, its time someone took a stand and does something about it. In launching a major radio, television, newspaper and internet advertising blitz, McNeil says he's committed to the new Liberal policy.

McNeil tells us he's had it with power rate hikes, NSP executive bonuses and an NDP government that he says doesn't care about the plight of power consumers. He says its time the constant increasing of power rates is stopped "dead in its tracks" by opening the market to competition. McNeil says the same thing happened in the telecommunications market years ago and as a result, numerous phone companies compete for customer dollars.

Wooden Schooner Set For Launch In Lunenburg

The historic launch of a traditional 48-foot wooden schooner will take place in Lunenburg next week. It's the first of the 'twin schooners' to hit the water since work began on the project in December of 2009. When the keels were laid two years ago it marked the first schooner building on the Lunenburg waterfront in 30 years. The schooners are a project of Dawson Moorland and Associates headed by Captain Daniel Moreland. The vessel was specially built for actor Billy Campbell and will be christened the Martha Seabury. An official launch celebration will held at the Dory Shop Boatyard on Tuesday.

Town Hall Broadcasting Martin's Qualifying Race

It's a celebration to cheer on Bridgewater's Olympian. Town hall will broadcast Jenna Martin's Friday morning run in London. Councillor Patrick Hirtle is encouraging everyone to show up in their Canadian colours.

The event is free and open to anyone. Doors are expected to open around 7:30 Friday morning with Martin scheduled to run at 8. CKBW/HANK-FM will be blogging live from town hall during the event. Click on our website Friday morning and leave your well-wishes before and during the race.