Friday, June 7, 2013

Shelter Program Hoping To Expand In Bridgewater

An update by a Lunenburg County emergency shelter program reveals they're hoping to grow the service in Bridgewater. Reverend Eric Campbell and Laura Uhlman with Inn from the Cold spoke to council recently about several ideas including advertising space on the town's website to help raise awareness. They are also hoping to have their own shelter instead of using different churches in the county. However, no formal request was made to council. Deputy Mayor Bill McInnis feels one consistent location would be a solution.

This is the fifth year of operation for Inn from the Cold. The officials estimated roughly 30 people used the service over the winter months. However, the group didn't provide any concrete figures.

Province Helps Fund Shelburne Industrial Park Expansion

The Municipality of Shelburne is getting some provincial help to expand the local industrial park. The province is providing $100,000 in economic development funding to help transform 12 hectares in the Shelburne Harbour Industrial Park into lots for marine-sector businesses. The park will add 18 lots, preparing the area for more economic opportunity and new jobs. A longer road along with power, water and sewer services will all be extended to the new lots. Warden Roger Taylor says the project puts the municipality in a position to capitalize on existing opportunities in the marine sector. The industrial park is considered one of the most important pieces of community economic infrastructure in the District of Shelburne.

Shelburne Lobster Festival Is A Go Despite Wet Weather

The annual Shelburne County Lobster Festival is a go .. rain or shine! The popular event begins this evening with a slew of events running all weekend, including the official opening tonight at 6:30 at the Barrington Arena. Anna Kenney is with the organizing committee.

The festival, which runs through Sunday is a celebration of the lobster fishing industry in Shelburne County, often called Canada's Lobster Capital. Besides lots of lobster meals being consumed, there will be sporting events, dances, yard sales, flea markets and a gospel concert.

Bridgewater Relay For Life To Move Indoors

The Bridgewater Relay for Life has decided, to move this evening's activities planned for Kinsmen Field inside to the main building at the South Shore Exhibition grounds.  The leadership co-chair for the Bridgewater Relay for Life, Sarah Sweeny, says all events except the survivor reception at the Bridgewater Anglican Church Hall will be in the main building.  The decision was made this morning in light of the rain and wind thats on the way later today, tonight and tomorrow. As much as 45 mm of rain is forecast for much of the South Shore.

Gas Prices Hold/Diesel Drops

Our Friday morning price check at South Shore gas pumps shows diesel dropping two cents a litre overnight. Its selling today for $1.26.4.  No change in the prices for other grades.  Regular self serve is unchanged at $1.29.1.  High test is selling for $1.38.1 per litre.