Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Town Mulling Street Light Options

The town of Bridgewater is mulling the financial cost of buying or leasing LED lights from Nova Scotia Power. Council must decide by June 30 to meet the province's deadline. The town has to convert all their street lights to LED by 2020 under the mandate of the provincial government. Deputy Mayor Bill McInnis says they're exploring their options.

McInnis says the matter is expected to be dealt with at next week's council meeting.

Seahawks Nominate Kinsmen Field For $25,000 Prize

The South Shore Seahawks Football Club are vying to be the first local group to make the top 20 of the Kraft Celebration Tour. The club is looking to win $25,000 towards improving Kinsmen Field in Bridgewater. The event gives 10 communities across Canada a chance to win the cash prize. John Peters nominated the field and says the club wants to help make it better-suited for their games.

There are currently three other nominees along the South Shore including Lunenburg, Hubbards and Lockeport. Residents are encouraged to vote by writing a small testimonial about why these groups should be chosen at www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca . People have until midnight Friday to show their support before judging begins on the nominated communities.

White Point Names New General Manager

The owners of White Point Beach Resort have found their new general manager. Robert and Alicia Risley have named Joanne Veinotte to the position. The couple announced their decision in front of all staff during the resort's annual meeting on Monday. Veinotte replaces Danny Morton, who decided in April to vacate the position after 30 years on the job. She has spent nine years as the resort's controller with a background in finance and human resources. Veinotte is also a director with the South Queens Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the Queens County Revitalization Committee.

Barrington: RCMP Nail Impaired Drivers

Four men have been charged with impaired driving in separate incidents in Shelburne County. Mounties in Barrington say they nailed the quartet of drunk drivers between May 30th and June 2nd. Three of the men are 44 years-old while the other is 21 years-old. They each have separate court dates set for later this summer. Barrington RCMP say they will continue to be pro-active in keeping drunk drivers off the road.

PC's Ready To Choose Their Candidate In Queens-Shelburne

Progressive Conservatives in the riding of Queens-Shelburne will choose their candidate for the next provincial election at a nomination meeting tonight in Liverpool.  PC leader Jamie Baillie says either former PC MLA and cabinet minister Kerry Morash or Queens District councillor Bruce Inglis will join a team thats trying to promote better ways of improving the economy. Baillie, who will be the guest speaker at tonight's nomination meeting, says all PC candidates province-wide have respectable backgrounds.

Tonight's nomination meeting begins at 7pm at the Liverpool Fire Hall with doors open for registartion at 5:30.  Following tonight's nomination, the PC's will then have all their South Shore candidates in place, from Chester-St. Margarets to Yarmouth, for the next provincial election.

Martin To Speak At Bridgewater Relay For Life

Bridgewater's lone Olympian will be on the track for a different reason this week. Jenna Martin will lead the Relay for Life participants during their first lap of this year's event. She will also have a photo booth set up for people to get their picture taken with her, and she's planning a speech regarding her Olympic experience, healthy eating and training. The leadership co-chair for the Bridgewater Relay for Life, Sarah Sweeny, says they're looking forward to having Jenna at the event.

Sweeny jokingly admits it was her idea to try and get Jenna and the organizing committee quickly jumped on board with the initiative. The event gets underway Friday at 4pm at Kinsmen Field, with opening ceremonies beginning at 7pm.