Friday, March 15, 2013

Property Owners Want Town To Re-Evaluate Parking Levy

A Bridgewater property owner is requesting the town to re-evaluate a parking levy. R and C Sagors' Bookstore on King Street wants council to remove a service charge from their current tax invoice. The president and co-owner says they haven't operated the business since 2011 and no longer require customer parking. Councillor Bill McInnis agrees with the request.

A second property owner on King Street has also issued the same request to council. However, members voted to send the matter to staff to further study the matter.

Federal Money To Help Community Environmental Project

The Federal Government is providing money to a local group to help improve air quality and reduce water consumption. MP Gerald Keddy announced the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation will receive $20,000 over two years. BCAF will partner with the Town of Lunenburg in helping local residents there and in Queens County reduce waste. The group will also promote the 'Blue W' campaign, which encourages people to refill their drinking bottles by using municipal drinking water rather than buying bottled water. The project's goal is to involve more than 1,000 participants in the campaign, which will reduce both water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Funding is being provided through Environment Canada's 'EcoAction Community Funding Program.'

South Canoe Needs 100 Workers To Build Wind Farm

The developers behind a large scale Lunenburg County wind farm will look to hold a job fair in an effort to hire 100 workers to build their multi-million dollar wind project. Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power were given the green light yesterday to proceed with construction of 34 wind turbines in the New Ross area. Minas Basin's John Woods says they'll host a competitive hiring process.

Woods says they've already done some preliminary work with local employers regarding their workforce. Construction on the $200 million project will begin this year with a completion date set for December 2014.

Gas Prices Slightly Lower

If you're keeping track of your travel budget and the price of gasoline, take note there is a small change at the pumps today. The Utility and review Board set prices overnight and regular self serve is down a cent on the South Shore, selling today for $1.35.1 per litre. Diesel is down by the same amount. It too is selling for $1.35.1 per litre.

Junior 'C': All-South Shore Final Opens In Liverpool

It's an all South Shore final as the Junior 'C' championship series begins tonight in Liverpool. The top-ranked Chester Clippers host the second place Barrington Ice Dogs in game one of the best of seven final. The Clippers won three of four games against Barrington in the regular season. However, Chester President and General Manager, Jehad Assaff, says Barrington is no push over.

Three out of four games were decided by one goal. Puck drop is at 8:30 tonight at Queens Place-Emera Centre. A full schedule is listed below:

Game 1: Barrington @ Chester - Friday, March 15th - 8:30pm at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool
Game 2: Barrington @ Chester - Saturday, March 16th - 8:30pm at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool
Game 3: Chester @ Barrington - Friday, March 22nd - 8:00pm at Barrington Municipal Arena
Game 4: Chester @ Barrington - Saturday, March 23rd - 7:00pm at Barrington Municipal Arena
Game 5*: Barrington @ Chester - Sunday, March 24th - 7:00pm at Bridgewater Memorial Arena
Game 6*: Chester @ Barrington - Friday, March 29th - 8:00pm at Barrington Municipal Arena
Game 7*: Barrington @ Chester - Saturday, March 30th - 7:00pm at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool
*If necessary