Monday, September 30, 2013

Chester: Council Decides Against Night Meetings

The Municipality of Chester is moving away from holding night meetings. An online poll has been held for months, asking respondents if they wanted night meetings. Warden Allen Webber says 110 people voted. Fifty-nine people said 'no', 43 voted 'yes' and eight voters said they did not care. Webber says the poll shows there was a lack of interest from the public.

The move means the municipality will hold all council meetings during the day. Webber says he's not opposed to having council meetings at night, but he needs to hear more from the public.

MODL: Street Light Ownership Decision Rescinded

A change of heart from the Municipality of Lunenburg. Council decided in June to take over ownership of non-high mast street lights in the municipality, excluding Riverport. However, that decision has been overturned. Council has instead, reverted back to lease street lights from Nova Scotia Power. Residents will continue to pay an area rate, depending on where they live. The municipality is sending letters to the Minister of Energy and Nova Scotia Power to let them know of their decision.

ATV Meeting Held In Bridgewater

A public meeting will be held Monday night to discuss ATV use on the Centennial Trail in Bridgewater. The Central Nova ATV group is looking to be able to use the vehicles on portions of the trail. Representatives from the town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of Lunenburg are hosting the meeting. It gets underway at 6:30pm this evening at Park View Education Centre.

New Development Officer Hired In Queens

The Region of Queens has hired a new economic development officer. Richard Lane has been hired to fill the role designed to help target new business opportunities and grow the economy. The Caledonia native has owned and operated his own web development business since 1996. He is also serving as a director of the North Queens Board of Trade. Lane says there is a growing sense of opportunity and renewal in the county and he's looking forward to working with council on new initiatives.

South Shore Sports: Weekend Wrap Up

In Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the LCLC, the Cape Breton West Islanders dumped the South Shore Mustangs 4-1. Keith Getson had the Stangs' lone marker. The two teams split the weekend series, as the Stangs won the opener Saturday night 3-0. Goals by Jered Scott, Ty Duffus and Scott Perry.  The locals next contest is Wednesday night when they travel to Halifax to face the unbeaten McDonalds.
The Halifax Mooseheads got some good news Sunday. The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that they are sending forward Jonathan Drouin back to Halifax. The Herd have struggled offensively this season with only 17 goals in seven games. Their record dropped to 3-4 on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to visiting Sherbrooke.
The early season troubles continued last Friday night for the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks as they fell 5-2 to the visiting Valley Wildcats. The clubs were tied at two early in the third before the Cats scored three unanswered goals. Ryan Daley and Jesse McInnis scored for the Jacks who are now winless in six starts. The team is on the road this weekend in New Brunswick with stops in Dieppe Friday night and Miramichi Saturday.

Photo: Puck Drops At Lifestyle Centre

Here's a shot of the inaugural puck drop on Saturday at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The first game at Clearwater Seafood Arena featured the South Shore Mustangs and Cape Breton West Islanders. The Mustangs dropped the Islanders 3-0.

Lunenburg: Candidates Forum Set For Wednesday

There will be an all candidates forum in the riding of Lunenburg later this week. The debate is being organized by the Riverport District Board of Trade and Mahone Bay and Area Chamber of Commerce. The candidates in the riding include incumbent Pam Birdsall of the NDP, Suzanne Lohnes-Croft for the Liberals and Brian Pickings of the Progressive Conservatives. The event will be held on Wednesday at the Riverport Community Centre. It gets underway at 7 o'clock.

Pain Killers Seized During Traffic Stop

A pair of Shelburne County residents are facing charges after police seized dozens of pain killers during a weekend traffic stop. Police made the find when they pulled over a car on Saturday afternoon on Highway 103. RCMP say they seized 60 hydromorphone capsules, marihuana and cash. A 21 year-old woman and 37 year-old man were arrested and taken into custody. They both face possession and trafficking charges.

Faulty Wiring Behind Fire In Lunenburg

It appears faulty wiring may have caused a large fire along the Lunenburg waterfront on Friday night. The fire at the Scotia Trawler building was reported around 7 o'clock. Roughly 16 fire departments attended the fire and were on scene throughout the night. Crews from Bridgewater to the Annapolis Valley helped with the fire.  The blaze isn't considered suspicious. No injuries were reported but the 80 year-old building was heavily damaged.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bridgewater: Temporary Skate Park Approved Near LCLC

A temporary skate park will be constructed on site of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The town of Bridgewater along with the LCLC board have agreed to the initiative. The town has signed a lease for a permanent structure, but the new facility is still in the design phase. Mayor David Walker feels a temporary park shows their behind the project.

Walker says the temporary location will be in the LCLC parking lot to Cook Road. The park will be available for use beginning in April.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Queens: Planned Power Outage At Hospital

A planned power outage will cause some service disruptions at Queens General Hospital this weekend. The outage will last for roughly an hour between 8am and 9am o'clock on Sunday morning.
South Shore Health says some services such as the X-ray unit will be affected. However, the emergency department will remain open and the inpatient medical unit will not be impacted. The power outage is part of electrical work associated with the hospital construction project. Electrical work is expected to continue throughout the day which will impact some services including X-ray.

Fire Crews Battle Lunenburg Waterfront Blaze

Sixteen Fire Departments were needed after a fire on Montague Street in Lunenburg Friday night. The blaze reportedly broke out in a three-storey building that RCMP identified as the Scotia Trawler Building near Foodland. The structure was completely engulfed in flames when emergency responders reached the scene just before 7pm. There are no injuries known at this time.
Fire officials on scene included members from Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Riverport, Blockhouse, Dayspring, Bridgewater, Oak Hill, Conquerall Bank, Chester, Northfield and Cornwall.

South Shore Mustangs Host Cape Breton West

The South Shore Mustangs host the Cape Breton West Islanders for a pair of games this weekend. The Mustangs sit at 3-1 on the young season, while the Islanders are searching for their first win. The opening game will be held Saturday evening at 8pm. The second contest is scheduled for Sunday at noon in Bridgewater.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chester: Fundraiser Supporting PRO Kids And Junior Golfers

Two Chester groups are benefiting from a local artist's paintbrush. Sharon Boyd painted four different views around Chester Golf Club. There are 250 of each print available, with money raised going towards Chester PRO Kids and Chester Golf Club's junior programs. One of the people involved, Steve Foran, says the prints highlight some of the best views on the golf course.

Individual prints are professionally printed and pre-matted and can be purchased at the Chester Golf Club. Foran says if each print is sold, over $60,000 could be raised for the charities. More details are available here .

Lower Gasoline Prices

For the 4th week in a row, good news from the South Shore gas pumps. Prices are down again today.
Regular self serve is 2.5 cents lower, selling for $1.25.9 per litre. High test is also down by the same amount to $1.34.8. Diesel is also down to $1.30.8 per litre. The utility and review board set the new prices at midnight last night.

Bridgewater Man Going To Trial In Antigonish

A Bridgewater man will head to trial in Antigonish after an incident earlier this summer. Police charged 47-year-old Ronald Douglas Farrell with uttering threats and impaired driving following an incident at the Bayfield Wharf in June. Farrell pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week in Antigonish court. The trial is scheduled to begin January 7, 2014.

Lunenburg West: More Than 200 Take In Debate

More than 200 people packed the Best Western to hear candidates in Lunenburg West debate local issues. Incumbent NDP candidate Gary Ramey, Mark Furey of the Liberals and PC candidate David Mitchell each took part in last night's forum. Green Party candidate Robert Pierce did not attend. The main issues were around creating local jobs, education and health care. Ramey says his party has been working on attracting doctors and reducing ER closures through establishing emergency and health centres in places like Lunenburg and Bridgewater.

Meanwhile, Mitchell wants to see improvements in the system by eliminating duplication in administration. He says the savings would be reinvested into front line health care.

Furey says the Liberals support the collaborative emergency centre model and also favour reducing the number of health boards so more money could be pumped into the system. Last night's event was hosted by the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce.

RCMP: Yarmouth Man Facing Drug-Related Charges

A Yarmouth man has been charged after police seized a number of drugs from his vehicle earlier this week. RCMP conducted a traffic stop Monday around 5:40pm on Brunswick Street. They arrested a 39-year-old man after marihuana, hydromorphone and an unknown amount of cash were found. Police also seized more marihuana at a home in Yarmouth County. The man faces several charges including possession. He's scheduled to enter a plea in Yarmouth court December 3.

Lumberjacks Lose Big In Pictou

An ugly sight in Pictou County Thursday night. The Weeks Crushers scored three goals in the first period and added seven more over the final 40 minutes to blast the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks 10-0. Cory Peterson stopped 21 of 28 shots before being replaced by Billy Clarke, who stopped nine of 12 shots the rest of the way. The Lumberjacks look to bounce back Friday night when they host the Valley Wildcats at 7pm at the Bridgewater Arena.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Provincial 4-H Event Comes To Bridgewater

Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's 4-H show in Bridgewater. The Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne County branches are hosting the 36th annual Nova Scotia 4-H show at the South Shore Exhibition. The show features life skills projects, tug-of-war, and livestock competitions. The event co-chair, Eva Cook, says the event is a big deal for members.

Competition opens Friday evening following the opening ceremony and will continue until noon Sunday. Admission to the event is free.

Lumberjacks Travel To Pictou To Play Crushers

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks head to Pictou County tonight still searching for their first win. The junior hockey club is winless through four games this season. Forward Josh Shatford believes the team is close to breaking through.

Pictou won the first meeting between the two teams last week. The Lumberjacks will try and return the favour when the clubs hit the ice at 7pm.

RCMP: High Risk Offender Being Released

The RCMP say a high-risk offender will be released Friday from Dorchester Penitentiary. Police says 36-year-old Shane Leon Smith will be residing in the Aylesford-area after completing a sentence for sexual assaults and other offenses. Smith has been deemed a high-risk to re-offend. The Mounties say his victims have included both boys and girls ages four to 18 years-old. RCMP say Smith will have a number of restrictions for two years including the internet, no contact with children under the age of 16 years or being within 100 meters of any public park, public swimming area, daycare center, school ground or community center.

Yarmouth: Webster Running For NDP

The NDP have found their person for the job in Yarmouth. The local riding association has nominated Charles Webster as the candidate for the upcoming provincial election October 8th. When the provincial election was called earlier this month, the NDP didn't have a person lined up to fill the void. Webster is a minister, with ties to the NDP for over 20 years. However, this is his first time running for MLA in Yarmouth. Municipal councillor John Cunningham is carrying the PC flag. Vanessa Goodwin-Clairmont will represent the Green Party. Liberal Zach Churchill is the incumbent.

Chester: Universal Sewer Rate Discussed

The Municipality of Chester is investigating the idea of creating a universal sewer rate. Warden Allen Webber says there are six areas in the municipality with public sewer systems including the Village of Chester, Mill Cove, Chester Basin, New Ross, Western Shore and Chester Acres. The village is the only area with a surplus of over $242,000, while the other five have deficits between $1,800 and more than $160,000. Webber says some people pay by flat rate, others pay by assessment and some use a hybrid system. He says they want to try and make things consistent.

Webber says no decision has been made. He says staff will provide more information to council about a phased-in approach for a universal sewer rate.

Tall Ships Fest Leaves Legacy In Shelburne

Special events, festivals and promotional projects in Shelburne County can benefit from a just-established fund. Its a 95-hundred dollar surplus resulting from the Tall Ships Festival last year. Shelburne Community and Development Manager Jerry Locke says there's a wide range of potential applicants.

For those groups requesting funding through the Tall Ships Shelburne Legacy Fund, you can apply to the Town of Shelburne by mail or on-line. There is no application form. For the complete Tall Ships Legacy Fund Guidelines and contact information use the following link:

Gasoline Prices May Fall Again Tonight

Look for South Shore gas prices to drop yet again overnight tonight. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will likely follow New Brunswick's lead where prices are down today nearly 3 cents a litre for regular self-serve to $126.5. It’s the third straight weekly decrease with most stations selling in the $1.22 to $1.23 range. Diesel in New Brunswick is down 3 cents per litre with furnace oil falling by 2.6 cents and propane has increased just under a cent per litre.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Queens County Fair: Main Building Receives Heritage Status

A plaque will be installed in the main building of the Queens County Fair Grounds after it was recognized as a heritage property. The Caledonia structure has been a fixture in the community since 1886. Staff with the province's Communities, Culture and Heritage department were joined by the mayor and deputy mayor of Queens along with representatives of the Queens County Fair Association for the announcement this afternoon. The 127-year-old building is known for its dark-green, wooden structure with an unusual roof. It is the oldest agricultural building in the province.

Students, Residents Hear From Chester-St. Margaret's Candidates

Roughly 200 students and area residents attended the first of several forums for candidates in Chester-St. Margaret's. Janet Irwin of the Progressive Conservatives, Tim Harris of the Liberals, and NDP MLA incumbent Denise Peterson-Rafuse spoke on issues including the economy, fracking and the current state of education. Another topic was road paving in the riding. Peterson-Rafuse says the NDP developed a five-year road plan for paving across the South Shore and the province. She says paving isn't politically motivated.

However, Irwin disagrees.

Harris also disagrees with Peterson-Rafuse.

Another four forums are planned between the candidates, including one Thursday morning at Sir John A MacDonald High School in Upper Tantallon.

Queens Establishes Business Development Association

The Region of Queens Municipality hopes to inject more life into the economy with the establishment of a business development association. A team of eight business leaders from the community will be part of it. Mayor Christopher Clarke says the group's focus is clear.

The Queens Business Development Association will meet every three months. Its viewed as another means to improve the region's economy in light of the closure of Bowater last year and the resulting impact.

Shelburne: 40 Unit Seniors Complex Almost Ready

A large seniors complex under construction in Shelburne County should be ready by the end of November. It's being built in Sandy Point and will feature 40 new units. The Seniors Independent Housing Initiative in Shelburne has been working for more than three years to make the project a reality. Spokesperson Joan Bowers says living space targeting seniors is badly needed in the area.

Another 40 unit complex will be built next year on the same property. The $7 million dollar project is being led by a non-profit Moncton based developer.

Bridgewater: Charges Laid After Robbery In New Glasgow

A trio of Lunenburg County residents are facing charges after a robbery in New Glasgow earlier this week. Police say two men stole a woman's purse outside Shopper's Drug Mart on Monday night.
The woman was sprayed in the face with a substance before the men took her purse. They left the parking lot in a get-away truck driven by a female. Further investigation led police in New Glasgow to believe the stolen goods were taken to Bridgewater. That information led police to Marlboro Drive where all three people allegedly involved in the theft were arrested and a vehicle was also seized. Justin Arthur Peircy and Jayden Piercy of Spectacle Lake have been charged with robbery, wearing a mask and possession of stolen property. Meanwhile, Rosina Ernst of Bridgewater has been charged with robbery and possession of stolen property.

Chester-St. Margaret's Candidates Hold Public Forum

The three candidates in Chester-St. Margaret's will talk about their party's platforms and local issues today at Forest Heights Community School. Liberal member Tim Harris, Janet Irwin of the PC's and NDP incumbent MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse are scheduled for a candidates forum at 10:30 this morning. The event is open to the public.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

URB: Hearings Held For Proposed Blockhouse Facility

Hearings are about to start regarding a proposed demolition debris transfer facility in Blockhouse. The province's Utility and Review Board will hear arguments from both sides in the case. Halifax C and D are looking to set up the facility on the Cornwall Road while the Municipality of Lunenburg refused to issue a development agreement for the project. A group of concerned business owners and residents from the Blockhouse-area is also involved as interveners. One of its members, Paul Young, says they're not opposed to the idea, just the location.

Young points to Whynotts Settlement and Otter Lake as appropriate places for a facility, not in Blockhouse, where houses and businesses are close to the proposed location. The first hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the Blockhouse fire hall. An evening meeting involving members of the public is planned for 6:30 Wednesday night.

Bridgewater: Town Excludes Saturday From Parking Enforcement

The town of Bridgewater has taken swift action to change parking enforcement on Saturdays. Mayor David Walker says the town approved a motion to change their parking bylaw immediately to exclude Saturday from parking meter enforcement. The decision means parking meters will be enforced from Monday-Friday. He says the town also decided to consider all parking meter violations from last weekend as a warning after more than 20 were handed out. Walker says they dropped the ball and didn't communicate well with the public.

Walker says anyone who paid their parking tickets can be reimbursed at town hall. Council also decided to develop a committee to look into matters regarding parking meters, signage and special event parking arrangements. The group will present a preliminary report before the end of November.

Green Party Names South Shore Candidates

The Green Party of Nova Scotia is joining the race for the October 8th election. A number of candidates have been confirmed for South Shore ridings. Madeline Taylor will represent the Greens in Queens-Shelburne, Robert Pierce is running in Lunenburg West and Vanessa Goodwin-Clairmont in Yarmouth. The Green Party's election platform revolves around building healthy communities, having a healthy economy and a healthy environment. The party has never won a seat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Queens-Shelburne Candidates Discuss The Issues

Three candidates in Queens-Shelburne took the stage Monday night in Liverpool to discuss the hot topics. Liberal Benson Frail, Bruce Inglis of the PC's and NDP member Sterling Belliveau highlighted their party's stance on topics including Muskrat Falls, hydraulic fracking and electoral boundaries. Another major topic was the number of district health authorities across the province. Currently, there are nine plus the IWK. Sterling Belliveau says the NDP would maintain the status quo.

However, the PC's are proposing to bring the total down to three including the IWK, one in Halifax and another for rural Nova Scotia. Bruce Inglis says it's about saving money for primary health-care.

Frail says the Liberals are proposing two health boards to try and save roughly $13-million.

Roughly 150 people tuned in at the Astor Theatre.

Hurricanes Split In Cape Breton, Barrington Wins Junior 'C' Tourney

The Western Hurricanes earned a split over the weekend in Cape Breton. Ian MacPhee had the lone goal Saturday as the Hurricanes fell 2-1 to the Cougars. MacPhee continued to find the back of the net Sunday, scoring twice in a 4-2 win. Walter Flower and Ryan O'Toole also scored for the Hurricanes, who host the Truro Bearcats at Queens Place Saturday at 6:15pm and Sunday at 11am.
The Barrington Ice Dogs won the pre-season Junior 'C' hockey tournament in Liverpool over the weekend. The Ice Dogs defeated Avon 5-2 in the final. Barrington will play the South Shore Wild to open up regular season play Saturday night at 8:30pm at Queens Place.

Mixed Weekend For Seahawks Football

The South Shore Seahawks peewee football club earned their first win of the season over the weekend. Keegan Baker, Zach Hamm, Colton Chaisson and Jaden Wentzell all scored touchdowns as the Seahawks cruised to a 38-0 victory over the Fall River Dragons at Kinsmen Field. Their next game will be Sunday in Timberlea against the Titans. Over to the atom Seahawks, who lost 24-0 to the Truro Tide. A rematch between the two teams is scheduled for Saturday at 1pm in Bridgewater. The bantam Seahawks fell 37-0 to the Fall River Dragons. They welcome the Dartmouth Destroyers to Kinsmen Field at 11am on Saturday.

Chester: Council Weighs Mayoral System

Warden or mayor? That's one of the issues returning to the Municipality of Chester. Council could soon have to determine if they will stay status quo with a warden or choose to move to a mayoral system. The issue was brought up recently because the municipality is required to review its electoral boundaries in the next year. Switching from the warden system would mean reduced districts and realignment to prepare for the mayoral position. Warden Allen Webber says the public would be more involved if the process is switched.

Webber says council has tasked staff to find an effective way to engage the public on the matter. He expects a strategy to be presented to council later this fall.

Premier Campaigns With Belliveau In Queens

The premier will be in Queens County today to canvas with NDP incumbent Sterling Belliveau. Darrell Dexter has planned stops in Greenfield, Milton, Brooklyn and Liverpool Monday afternoon. The new riding of Queens-Shelburne was established after a boundary review was completed last fall. Dexter says all parties have a challenge to try and get elected in the riding.

Dexter says the NDP are working hard for local residents and the party isn't taking any seat for granted on the South Shore. Below is the premier's itinerary for Monday afternoon, which is subject to change.

12:30pm: Tour of Hillsview Acres Home for Special Care With Sterling Belliveau, NDP candidate in Queens-Shelburne
14 Middlefield Road, Greenfield

1:30pm: Visit at Hatt’s Garage With Sterling Belliveau,
374 Hwy 8, Milton

2:00pm: Canvassing with Sterling Belliveau,
Meeting at Anglican Church parking lot
Brooklyn Shore Road, Brooklyn

3:30pm : Canvassing with Sterling Belliveau,
Meeting at Belliveau’s campaign office
32 Waterfront Plaza, Henry Hensy Drive, Liverpool

Nature Conservancy Rated Number One

For the 4th year in a row, the environmental charity, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, has been listed as tops in the country. Among many projects along the South Shore the NCC has been involved with recently are land assemblies in Port Joli, Deep Cove, Round Bay and Johnson Pond on the Aspotagan Peninsula.
According to the NCC's Nova Scotia program manager Craig Smith, the Tusket River watershed project has been among the largest.

According to Smith, MoneySense Magazine's ranking of the Nature Conservancy doesn't come with any trophy or award. Its just the recognition which helps in attracting potential donors.

Get A Parking Ticket In Bridgewater? Be Warned

If you got a parking ticket (expired meter) in Bridgewater this weekend, consider it a warning. More than 20 tickets were handed out along King Street on Saturday. Most of those were for expired meters. However, some people were upset when they saw the tickets on their windshields because the meters haven't been policed consistently. However, Chief John Collyer says that's going to change.

He says anyone who got a ticket for an expired meter on Saturday, doesn't have to pay the fine. Collyer says they want give people a break but adds parking will be more strictly enforced in the future. Not everyone is getting off easy, those who recieved a ticket for things such as improper parking, still have to pay the fine.

Lunenburg West: Candidates Forum Thursday

An all candidates forum will be held later this week in the riding of Lunenburg West. The Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event. Manager Dan Hennessey says it's an opportunity for members of the business community and local residents to hear candidates talk about the issues.

The forum will be held Thursday at the Best Western. It gets underway at 7 o'clock. The candidates include incumbent NDP MLA Gary Ramey, PC candidate David Mitchell, Liberal candidate Mark Furey.

Bridgewater Set To Host 4-H Conference

Members of 4-H clubs will have the chance to show their skills at the 36 Annual Nova Scotia 4-H Show at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater this weekend. Members are eligible to compete at the show after achieving top honours at a local exhibition with their life skills or livestock project. The annual family event is an opportunity for people to experience the 4-H youth leadership program  in an interactive way. The event will be held beginning Saturday, September 27th.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Shopping For Firewood? Don't Get Burned

If you're looking for a place to buy wood for the stove or furnace for the winter, watch out that you don't get burned. Many places are selling wood now including "fly-by-night" sales on Kijiji and in the classified ads which leave many consumers vulnerable to fraud. Jill Atkinson of the Better Business Bureau suggests you first check with neighbors or friends who have bought wood in the past and ask if they were happy with what they got!

Its also suggested you accept any purchase delivery in person so you can stack and measure the wood. Atkinson also says get a receipt with the company name, address and other pertinent information.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mustangs Face Crushers In Pictou

The South Shore Mustangs are on the road this weekend in Pictou. The Mustangs square off against the major midget Weeks Crushers at 7:30 Saturday night and 1pm Sunday afternoon. Both games are slated for the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Tigers Beat Lumberjacks In Shootout

The Campbellton Tigers got by the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks Friday night in Bridgewater. Francis Savoie scored the only goal in the shootout as the Tigers beat the Jacks 5-4. Connor Hilton, Layton Parsons, Josh Shatford and Chad Cullen scored for the Lumberjacks. Billy Clarke stopped 34 shots in the loss. The Lumberjacks continue their homestand Sunday afternoon against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. Game time is 4pm at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Lunenburg County: Planned Power Outage

There will be a planned power outage for about an hour Saturday morning. Nova Scotia Power will be completing system work to improve reliability. The power outage is scheduled to begin between 6AM and 7AM. Affected customers Include Grimms Settlement, Middle LaHave, Martin's Brook, Cente, Sunnybrook and Maders Cove. Also, affected are the customers of Riverport Electric and Mahone Bay Electric.

All affected customers include:
Indian Path, Bayport, Feltzen South, Tanner Settlement, Corkums Island, Grimms Settlement and
Middle LaHave.

Martin’s Brook, Lilydale, Center, Back Center, Front Center,  First South, Spectacles Lakes,

Northwest, Fauxburg , Second Peninsula, Heckmans Island, Stonehurst East and West, Eastern Points, Snairs Crossing, Hermans Island, Sunnybrook, Martin’s Brook  and Maders Cove

New Role For Local MP Within Harper Government

The member of parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's has a new parliamentary job. Gerald Keddy has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He will work on the Government's financial agenda in the House of Commons and within the Standing Committee on Finance.  His other duties will include answering questions and tabling reports in the House of Commons on behalf of the Minister, and representing the Minister on National Revenue issues. 

A Drop In Gasoline Prices

Another drop overnight in South Shore gas prices. Regular self serve is down today by more than 4 cents a litre to $1.28.5. High-test is down to $1.37.4. Diesel is unchanged though at $1.36.5 a litre.