Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chronic Condition Support Group Starting In Bridgewater

A volunteer with South Shore Health is starting up a support group for people who have been or are affected by chronic health problems. The Chronic Condition Support Group is pegged as a place where people can open up and learn positive ways to cope with their condition. Facilitator Tom Burt says sometimes people need to reach out and communicate with others.

Burt says it will be an open forum led by those who attend, and could feature guest speakers from the health authority. The discussion is free to join and is for people suffering from any chronic condition including cancer, heart disease or diabetes. It will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. The group will have its first talk Wednesday evening at 7pm in the community room at the Bridgewater Superstore.

Two Lumber Trucks Collide Near New Germany

There were minor injuries after two big rigs collided on Highway 10 near New Germany this morning. RCMP in Lunenburg County says the collision occurred just before 9 o'clock. Both 18 wheelers were transporting some lumber at the time, but they didn't loose their cargo. Police say one of the two male drivers was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Mounties are investigating the cause of the crash.

Chester: Council To Discuss "Health Centre" Zoning Change

Chester council will host a pair of public hearings Wednesday to deal with two separate issues. The first public hearing surrounds the construction of a proposed radio telecommunications tower for the Western Shore Fire Department. The tower would be located on the department's property in Western Shore. The second meeting is to deal with a rezoning request for the proposed "Our Health Centre" project in Shoreham Village. The current zoning bylaws do not permit such a facility in that area of Chester. Organizers are in the midst of a major fundraising drive to raise $6 million for the project which would be home to six new doctors offices. The meetings will be held consecutively beginning at 7 O'clock at the municipal office in Chester.

Shelburne: 80-Unit Seniors Complex Moves Forward

Construction on an 80 unit seniors complex in Shelburne is set to begin in April. The $7 million project will be located in Sandy Point and feature two apartment buildings - home to 40 units in each building. The Seniors Independent Housing Initiative has been working to bring a seniors complex to the area for nearly three years. Chair Joan Bowers says there is a great need for seniors housing in the Shelburne area.

Bowers says the project is attracting a lot of interest and those who have committed to the units can expect to move into the complex by August or September. The project is being developed by Atlantic Baptist Senior Citizens Home Inc.

Federal Dollars For Hubbards Hooked Rug Museum

A Hubbards based charitable organization has been given federal funding to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. South Shore St. Margarets MP Gerald Keddy has announced nearly $10-thousand for the Hooked Rug Museum of North America Society. The museum's mandate is to mount displays of the history and evolution of hand-hooked rug hooking in North America, starting from its early development within the original boundaries of old Acadia. The money will help members present an exhibit of 12 hand-hooked rugs depicting the history of the War of 1812, with a focus of the experience of women on the East Coast during the conflict. A commemorative event will officially open the museum and its War of 1812 exhibit on June 15th.

SPTS-Local-Hurricanes Win Spud Hockey Tourney

The BMO Western Hurricanes played in the PEI Spud tournament this past weekend in Charlottetown and came away victorious. They have been crowned the bantam tournament champions. They went 6-0 during the tournament, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 39 goals for and only 6 goals against. They beat the top team from PEI 6-0 and the top team in New Brunswick in the final championship game.


Lunenburg Restaurant Only Temporarily Closed: Owners

The owners of Trattoria Della Nonna say there doors will open again in due time. In an emailed statement to CKBW/Hank-FM News, Guenther and Susan Reibling say they are only temporarily closed because their operating partners are moving on. The email goes on to say that after being open for six years, absorbing substantial losses, dealing with the tripling of property taxes, and several minimum wage increases, they need to adjust opening times. The Reiblings confirm all employees have been put on employment insurance until February 7th, when their partners were hoping to re-open. The email states they have started searching for a new chef and hope to re-open later this spring. However, no firm date for re-opening was given.