Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dr. Martha Jodrey Receives Humanitarian Award

A woman who spends her summer's in Chester is being recognized by the Canadian Red Cross. Dr. Martha Jodrey has been named the organization's humanitarian of the year for her work with people facing learning disabilities. She has spent the last three decades helping to create academic support programs at schools in Halifax and Windsor. Jodrey says she always wanted to help, not receive awards.

Jodrey has received a number of accolades for her long-standing work including the Order of Canada in 2009. She will receive the humanitarian award during a dinner in Halifax on October 24.

Workers At White Point Prepare To Move Indoors

Construction at White Point is preparing to shift indoors. Work on the roof finished Sunday and now the focus turns to installing the remaining windows before moving to the interior. General Manager Danny Morton says it will be a busy week indoors.

Work on the main lodge has been ongoing for the last five months after fire destroyed the previous building last November. Officials anticipate opening the lodge to the public November 8.

Bridgewater Man Charged With Trafficking Prescription Meds

Bridgewater police have charged a local man for trafficking prescription medication. Forty-seven-year-old Kevin Leroy Wheaton of Bridgewater faces charges after an incident last year. In October 2011, Bridgewater Police were called to a home regarding the sudden death of a 22-year-old Lunenburg County man. The body of Joshua Ballard was found in the accused's residence. Charges were laid after a ten month investigation with assistance from the Medical Examiner's office. The man will appear in court November 7th for plea.

Liberal "Power" Meeting Tonight On South Shore

Stephen McNeil
More choice, more competition and more protection from the power monopoly. Thats how the province's Liberal leader Stephen McNeil sums-up the feedback he's been getting from Nova Scotians on his "Power Tour" across the province. The latest installment comes to the South Shore this evening. McNeil will hold a town hall-style meeting to discuss high power rates and his plan for eliminating NS Power's monopoly and those rate hikes which he says are jeopardizing the financial well-being of ratepayers.

Tonight's public meeting will be held at the Oak Hill Fire Hall starting at 7 o'clock. McNeil says similar sessions are planned, even after the utility and review board hearing on September 13th into Nova Scotia Power's application for power rate hikes in 2013 and 14.