Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mustangs Look To Break Losing Skid In Cole Harbour

The South Shore Mustangs look to break a five-game winless skid when they travel to Cole Harbour tonight to play the Wolfpack. Cole Harbour skated away to a 4-0 win over the Mustangs when the two teams met last weekend in Bridgewater. Tonight's game gets going at 7:30.

RCMP Arrest Man For 2010 Fire At Yarmouth Golf Club

RCMP in Yarmouth have finally got the man they believe is responsible for a fire two years ago at the Pubnico Golf and Country Club. The incident occurred on August 5, 2010. Several golf carts were destroyed by fire causing over $140,000 in damages.  RCMP arrested a 33-year-old man from Shelburne County without incident after receiving new information. The man faces 14 counts of mischief over $5,000. He has been released on a promise to appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court November 27th.

Shelburne: Awards Dinner Celebrates Local Business

Twelve businesses have been nominated for awards this year in Eastern Shelburne County. The 2012 Business Excellence Awards in Shelburne will be held on Thursday night at the Osprey Arts Centre. Five major awards will be handed out in various categories ranging from Export Achievement to Business of the Year. The evening's guest speaker will feature Deborah Hashey of Irving Shipbuilding. The Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Business Development Corporation is hosting the awards dinner. The event is completely sold out.

Nominees include:

Export Achievement Award:

Cotter's Ocean Products Inc., Mike Cotter

Ven-Rez Products Limited

Green Award:

Shelburne Farmers and Artisans Co-op Ltd.

Consumer Service Excellence Award:

Jamie Cotter, Manager, Lockeport Cottages & Campground Ltd

Kevin Williams, Woodworkers Home Hardware

Rhonda Steele-O'Callaghan, CIBC Home Loans

Entrepreneur of the Year:

Anthony Gosbee, Gosbee's Sporting Goods Ltd

Timothy Gillespie, Best of Nova Scotia

Ulrich Johanns, Seeblick Printing & Cottage

Business of the Year:

Harlow Consturction Ltd, Rob and Jeff Harlow

Kenney & Ross Limited

TLC Pharmacy, Tami Crosby

VIDEO: Sod Turned For New Middle School

The sod has officially been turned at the site of the new South Queens Middle School. Premier Darrell Dexter along with grade seven student Shanyn Whynot plunged their shovels into the ground, marking the start of the project. Dexter went to the current school as a high school student, along with other members of his family. He says it's a day of mixed emotions.

Dexter says the new school will be the first of its kind in the province designed to support project-based learning. MLA for Queens,Vicki Conrad, echoed the premier's thoughts, saying the new school will be a great benefit for the community.

She says the new school will encourage good learning opportunities and attract families to the area. The school will be home to students in grades 6 to 8, with grade 9 students moving to Liverpool Regional High School. The new middle school is scheduled to open in September 2013.

South Shore Health Offers Free Flu Shots

It's almost time to roll up your sleeve and get a flu shot. South Shore Health is offering free vaccination clinics across the region beginning on October 23rd in New Germany and Caledonia. People at high risk of complications due to the flu are those 65 and older, young children, pregnant women and anyone with chronic medical conditions. The health authority is encouraging anyone who falls under those categories to get a flu shot and lower their risk.

A complete list of South Shore clinics is listed below: Remember to bring your health card

October 23rd, 25th: Caledonia from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm  at North Queen's Health Center

October 23rd: New Germany from 9:30am-7:00pm at New Germany Medical Center By appointment only. Call 644-2361

October 24th: Chester from 9:00am-12:00pm at Chester Community Clinic. By appointment only. Call 275-5268

October 24th: New Ross 29th from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm at New Ross Consolidated School

October 25th: New Germany from 9:30am-4:00pm at New Germany Medical Center By appointment only. Call 644-2361

October 29th: Tancook from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Recreation Center

November 5th and 26th: Bridgewater from 2:00 pm-7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church

November 6th: New Ross from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at New Ross Family Resource Center

November 6th, 8th: Caledonia from 1:00pm-4:00pm at North Queens Health Center

November 19th: Liverpool beginning at 2:00pm at Liverpool Family Resource Center. By appointment only. Call 354-1305

November 22nd: Lunenburg from 3:00pm-7:00pm at United Church Hall

December 6th: Caledonia from 1:00pm-4:00pm at North Queens Health Center

Retiring Yarmouth Mayor Happy With Term In Office

In the afternoon, His Excellency went to Yarmouth to meet with city mayor His Worship Phil Mooney.
GG David Johnston & Mayor Phil Mooney
He's been Mayor for only one term. However, Phil Mooney believes he's helped his town accomplish a lot.
The Yarmouth Mayor is not running again for the job. He says the highlight of his tenure was the provincial funding announcement recently to help in re-establishment of the ferry to Maine.

Mooney says troubles surrounding the SouthWest Development Authority and town finances were areas he and council worked their way through over the past 4 years. While he's retiring from the Mayor's chair, Mooney "is" running for a town council seat in Saturday's elections.

Mooney will leave office as Mayor at the end of the month.