Monday, February 25, 2013

'Curl For A Cause' Enjoys Its Best Year To Date

Over 100 people screamed ''hurry hard'' over the weekend at the 'Curl For A Cause' event at the Lunenburg Curling Club. The popular fundraiser by the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore helped raise $38,500. The money will go towards a specialized bathing tub for the Alternate Level of Care unit at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Managing Director, Arleen Stevens, says its important for the patients to have.

Money was raised by participant entry fee, an auction and sponsorships. Stevens says this was the best fundraiser they've had since the event started 13 years ago.

Habitat For Humanity Building Two Homes In Mahone Bay

The warm weather can't get here soon enough for the South Shore chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The group is in the final preparations to build two new homes off the Fauxburg Road in Mahone Bay. Two families have been selected through the application process. Board member Brent Kaulback says they will work together with the families to provide suitable homes.

Kaulback says they hope to begin construction when the frost is gone from the ground. Each family is required to put in 500 hours of labour or volunteer work towards the build. Once it is complete, they receive an interest-free mortgage that matches their income. Meanwhile, the group's vice-chair says they're close to acquiring land for another build in New Germany and are in the final stages of receiving a home in Liverpool.

Lunenburg West: Incumbent MLA Seeks Second Term

The incumbent MLA in Lunenburg West will seek a second term in the Nova Scotia Legislature. Gary Ramey was acclaimed as the candidate for the New Democrats during a nomination meeting over the weekend. Ramey was first elected in 2009. Prior to becoming an MLA, he taught high school, university and college for more than 30 years. The race in Lunenburg West will also feature former town councillor David Mitchell who will represent the Progressive Conservatives and retired RCMP officer Mark Furey who will carry the Liberal banner. Ramey accepted the nomination during a meeting on Sunday at Petite Riviere Fire Hall.

Fay Rink Wins N.S. Juvenile Women's Curling Crown

A Chester curling rink is preparing to make a trip to the rock. Mary Fay's team captured the provincial juvenile women's under-18 curling title this morning, defeating Mayflower's Emily Manuel 5-3 in the final. The Fay rink finished the event with a 4-1 record. The win means the local club will travel to Stephenville, Newfoundland for the Atlantic championships in late March. Complete results can be found here .

School Review Heads To New Ross Consolidated

Residents of New Ross will discuss the future of their community school tonight. A public hearing will be held this evening as part of the review process. New Ross Consolidated isnt up for closure, but moving Grade 9 students to Forest Heights Community School. NRCS has 132 students enrolled at the Primary to Grade 9 school. The meeting will be held at the school beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Ice Sharks & Parkview Boys Weekend Hockey Winners

Both the bantam AA Ice Sharks and Park View Education Center boys won games over the weekend.  The Sharks won the Summerside McCain's Bantam AA tournament. They outscored the competition 22-0 in three, round-robin games before their wins against Chebucto 3-0 in the semi finals and Strait Richmond 3-1 in the finals. Meanwhile, Park View boys beat Horton 9-2. Fabian Sund and Wesley Demone each had 2 goals. Jake Wile was the winning goal tender. The Panthers are in first place in the Valley High School Hockey League.

"Hurricanes" Heading To Major Bantam Provincials

The BMO Western Hurricanes are going to the Major Bantam Provincials in Cape Breton in March. Over the weekend, they defeated Pro Hockey Life Cole Harbour Storm in home and home games. Saturday, the Hurricanes defeated the Storm, 6-3 with Jered Scott scoring two goals and Jaron Bollivar, Jacob Myra ,Matthew Barron and Keith Getson scoring singles. Sunday, the Hurricanes defeated the Storm in Liverpool 8-1. Travis Parks had a hat trick, Keith Getson had two goals and  Jacob Myra, Logan Walters and Jaron Bollivar scored singles.

Another Record For Athlete, Chelsea Whalen

Chelsea Whalen - Tallahassee, FLChelsea Whalen of Liverpool had a new personal best and set a new Nova Scotia provincial senior womens shotput record over the weekend. She placed 3rd and won bronze at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Blacksburg, Virginia. Whalen's throw of 15.75 meters erased her previous mark of 15.57 meters which she set earlier this year.

Chester: Council Will Take Time On South Canoe

The Warden in Chester says council will take its time before making a decision whether or not to support the South Canoe Wind Project. More than 150 people attended last week's public hearing on the proposed wind farm. Allen Webber says they will need a second public hearing to deal with the matter. He says it's going to be a tough decision.

The proponents behind the project want to construct 34 wind turbines between Vaughan and New Russell. The next public hearing in March will be held at Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin.