Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Former School Board Official Seeks Seat In MODL

It could be one of the most interesting election races in the Municipality of Lunenburg. Former school board member Gary Mailman is running in District 9 against former provincial politician Carolyn Bolivar-Getson and John Harley. Mailman says he wants to represent a younger demographic on council.

Mailman says he wants to tackle issues like sustainability and attracting young professionals to the area. Councillor Arthur Young is vacating the seat and retiring after serving on council for 42 years. Elections will be held October 20.

LCLC Library Named After Margaret Hennigar

A former long-time editor of the local newspaper will have her name enshrined at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The multi-purpose centre's library will be named after Margaret Hennigar, who spent close to 40 years with Lighthouse Media Group. LCLC Chair Paul Belliveau says it was a good choice to name the library after Hennigar.

The family's contribution of $150,000 to the LCLC means they have naming rights for 10 years. Hennigar passed away in 2006 after battling cancer. The Margaret Hennigar Public Library will open in the new LCLC. The future library is expected to be about 9,000 square feet. The multi-purpose centre is on track to open next spring.

Chester: Three Way-Race For District 6 Seat

There is a three horse race shaping up in District 6 within the municipality of Chester. Incumbent Cheryl Scott is being opposed by Phillip Broome and Tina Conners for the seat which represents New Ross area residents. If re-elected, Scott says the Forties Road will remain a priority for her and council.

Scott has represented the district for the past ten years and says the campaign has been very positive to date. Municipal and school board elections will be held province wide on October 20th.

Liberals Nominate Harris In Chester-St.Margarets

A long-time resident of Chester will carry the Liberal banner for the party in a South Shore riding in the next provincial election. Tim Harris was given the nod during a meeting last night. He will run in the riding of Chester-St. Margaret which is currently held by Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. In a press release, Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil says Harris has deep roots within the party as his father ran for the Liberals in 1963. Harris has been a resident of Chester since 1959 and is the owner of Tradewinds Realty.

New Bridgewater Doctor Accepting 250 Patients

Bridgewater's newest family doctor says her practice will take in 250 patients starting this morning. Dr. Kerry Parker along with a nurse practitioner will begin receiving new patients today by phone or by people walking into her family practice in the Medical Arts Building at 42 Glen Allan Drive, Suite 308. Parker considers 250 people to be a small first intake. But, she says she wants to ease into the new role.

Parker says she chose to bring her practice to Bridgewater because it provided the best option for lifestyle priorities and progressive models of primary health care. She says she is limiting today's intake to people who don't have a local health-care provider and live in the Lunenburg County area. Parker hopes the practice can serve up to 1,000 people through its first year. She will begin her first intake of new patients at 9am this morning. The phone number to call is (902) 530-3690 or visit the Medical Arts Building.

Video: Crushers Dump Jacks On Jenna Martin Night

A second period meltdown last night cost the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks a chance to earn their first win of the season. The Jacks gave up four goals in the middle frame, falling 7-2 to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers on Jenna Martin night in Bridgewater. Head Coach Terry Rhindress says it was a poor second period.

Jacob Conrad and Luke Warner scored for the Jacks while Jordan Lee stopped 40 shots in the loss. The Lumberjacks take on the Campbellton Tigers Friday night at 7pm in Bridgewater.