Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Former Lumberjacks Forward Recruited By Royal Military College

A former CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjack will continue his hockey career at the Royal Military College of Canada. Luc Ramey will suit up in the Paladin red and white after he was recruited by the school. Ramey scored 35 points in 49 games with the Lumberjacks last season. He was also awarded the 100 per cent award by the club during the team's year-end banquet.

Town Supports Brookside Cemetery Street Names

The roads in Bridgewater's Brookside Cemetery will soon have names. Town council recently supported nine names recommended by the heritage advisory committee. Council also agreed to help fundraising efforts by looking for financial support from local businesses and the private-sector. Staff will also install 17 posts and 34 signs when they are purchased. Heritage Advisory Committee Chair, Patrick Hirtle, says he's happy with council's decision.

The street names include Memory Loop, Timber Arch, Brookside Way, Sawmill Arch, Wandering Loop, Pondside Path, Veterans Bend, Glory Bend, and Edgewood Path. Hirtle says there's no timetable for the signs to be installed but is hopeful it will be complete by late fall.

MODL: Resident Ordered To Clean-Up Unsightly Property

A Lunenburg County man is being told to clean up his property or face the consequences. The Municipality of Lunenburg voted in favour of ordering Daniel Lloyd to remove construction debris, auto parts, derelict vehicles and garbage from his camp on Mines Road #2 in Hebbs Cross. The Municipality first received a complaint on the property in 2011. A building inspector with the municipality says Lloyd has received four different extensions to remedy the unsightly condition. Lloyd must improve the property's condition and remove junk and derelict vehicles or he could face charges under the Municipal Government Act.

Tax Rates Unchanged In Lunenburg

The town of Lunenburg will hold the line on taxes over the coming year.  Council has set the residential rate at $1.27.9 per $100. of assessment.  The commercial rate will be $3.26 per $100 and the seasonal tourism tax rate will be $2.44.6.  The rates are unchanged from last year and Mayor Rachel Bailey says it was a challenge to avoid increases.

Lunenburg town council approved an operational budget for 2013-14 of $6,571,150.  The capital budget for the town is $3,027,100.  The lions-share of that goes toward infrastructure projects like repaving a portion of Victoria Road and improvements to water and sewer lines.

Heavy Rain Heading For South Shore

As if we haven't had enough of it, there is more rain on the way for today and in some places on the South Shore and in the Tri-County area, a lot of it. As much as 70 mm of rain is predicted by Environment Canada to drench Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties today.  Rainfall warnings have been issued for those areas. Lunenburg County could get as much as 25 mm.

Waters Selected For Third World Championship

A local paddler is getting another chance to make his mark in Canadian colours. Dave Waters has been selected to represent the country in three premiere events across the world. This is the third year the Fox Point paddler has been named to the world team. Waters will compete July 6 and 7th in Lake Placid for the International Regatta. He will also hit the water in the paracanoe World Championships from August 27 until September 1 in Germany and the Pan American Championships in Puerto Rico October 17-20. Waters is hoping to build off a third place finish during last year's World Championships in Poland.

Repairs Starting On LaHave Islands Bridge

Repairs to a Lunenburg County bridge will start this week. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says work to the LaHave Islands Bridge will begin Wednesday. A provincial release says work will focus on the abutments of the span on Crescent Beach Road. The bridge will be closed from 9am-3pm Wednesday to install and remove jacks. It will also be closed July 29 and August 19. The bridge will be open to pedestrians and emergency vehicles during those times. It will be open during other work days, but traffic will be regulated and delays are expected.