Thursday, January 17, 2013

Park View "Fever Weekend" Begins

Panther Fever Weekend begins tonight with both Park View J.V. and Division one teams in action.  J.V. boys will play Lockeport and the division one boys will look to continue this years dominance of the crosstown rival Vikings. Any elementary or Junior players that attend wearing there team jerseys will receive free admission.  All students that come to the game will receive a ballet for a chance to take the $200.00 half court shot at half time of the division one games. The Panther Booster club lounge will be open for those adults looking for a snack and some conversation. "Catch the Fever" this weekend.

5:30pm    Park View J.V.    vs      Lockeport
7:30pm    Park View Senior Night Presentation
7:35pm    Park View  D1    vs    Bridgewater

4:00pm Bridgewater        vs   Park View J.V.
6:00pm    H o r t o n    vs     Cobequid  Ed. Centre
7:40pm    Printers Corner 3 Point contest
8:15pm    North Nova        vs     Park View D1

10:00am North  Nova  vs Bridgewater @ Centre Scolaire de la
10:00am  Charles P. Allen   vs     Horton
12:00pm  Park View D1   vs     Cobequid  Ed. Centre
1:40pm Printers Corner  2 Ball  Contest
 2:15pm Horton    vs     North  Nova
 4:15pm Cob. Ed. Centre    vs  Charles  P.  Allen

Bridgewater Offers Residents Budget Survey

The town of Bridgewater wants to hear from you. The town is collecting public feedback on this year's budget through an online survey. The questionnaire asks residents to provide a 'yes' or 'no' answer that would indicate a possible raise in taxes. Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Amy Wamboldt, says they welcome public input.

Residents have until February 15 to fill out the survey but are also encouraged to show up to public sessions.
The first one will be Monday night at town hall. You can find out more details on the survey by clicking here .

50 New Jobs Coming To Michelin In Waterville

Michelin has made a huge commitment at its operation in the Annapolis Valley. The tire manufacturer and the Nova Scotia government announced a $73 million dollar investment at the plant in Waterville. Michelin will invest $64.1 million at the facility in the Valley. The province will invest up to $8.9 million. The money will be used to improve its technology and business processes, and create 50 new jobs. The project will also include a 3,000 square-metre building expansion at the Waterville plant. The company employs about 3,500 in Bidgewater, New Glasgow and Waterville.

Junior 'C': Clippers Host Huskies In Chester

The Chester Clippers look to exact some revenge on the Shannon Huskies when the two teams square off tonight at the Eleanor Pew-Morris Arena. The Clippers were handed just their second loss of the season last Sunday when the Huskies beat them 3-2. Chester sits in first place in the Nova Scotia Junior 'C' League with a 19-2 record. They will go for their 20th win of the season against Shannon tonight at 7:45 in Chester.

Lockeport: Seven Town-Owned Facilities Get Funds

It's a big boost for seven town-owned facilities in Lockeport. South Shore-St. Margaret s MP Gerald Keddy has announced just over 55-thousand dollars in federal funding for renovations and upgrades under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The Town Hall and Recreation Centre, the Lockeport Fire Station and the Lillian Benham Library will each undergo upgrades on their roofs. Meanwhile, new windows and doors will be installed at the recreation centre and the Crescent Beach Centre and Visitor Information Centre. The Community Health Centre and the Seacaps Lighthouse Outdoor Stage also received funding for upgrades. The federal fund supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure.

Ramey: Bill Restricting Land Owners Rights Won't Move Forward

The MLA for Lunenburg West says his government has no plans to proceed with a private members bill that would limit the rights of private woodlot owners. The Natural Resources Accountability Act was introduced by New Democrat Michele Raymond toward the tail end of the fall session of the legislature. The bill, if passed, would require a permit in order to make alterations such as cutting trees on private land with penalties reaching $1,000 if caught without permission from the province. Gary Ramey quashed the notion during an interview with CKBW/HANK FM News this week.

Ramey says he received numerous calls and emails regarding the bill but assured residents the government has no plans to move it forward.