Friday, July 5, 2013

Gas Prices Rise Again

Gas prices are up again today. Regular self serve is selling at South Shore pumps for $1.30.1 per litre.  That's an increase of just over a cent. High test has gone up by a similar amount to $1.39 per litre. Diesel has also increased in price to $1.30.8. That is about 1.5 cents higher than yesterday. Gas prices in the Halifax area are traditionally about half a cent lower than those on the South Shore.

White Point Wins Marketing Award For Main Lodge Rebuild

White Point Beach Resort has picked up a marketing award for rebuilding their main lodge. The Queens County destination received the award recently in Halifax at the Atlantic Interactive Marketing Conference. The resort used different methods to gather ideas for the main lodge including facebook, twitter and online blogs. They also used construction webcams to keep the public involved in the building process. Marketing and Product Development Manager, Donna Hatt, says it's a special award for the resort.

Hatt says they felt it was important to keep the public involved through the rebuild, with all the support they received following the November 2011 fire. She says the award sits near the front desk inside the main lodge. (Photo Courtesy: Michelle Doucette Photography)

Groups Seek Volunteers For Maintenance Work At Gaff Point

A pair of conservation groups are doing some maintenance work to the Gaff Point trail in Lunenburg County and are looking for some extra help. The Nature Conservancy of Canada, along with the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy are in need of volunteers to cut extra brush, put in boardwalks where water has collected and move trail boundaries where cliffs are starting to erode. The work will be done to roughly one kilometre of the three-and-a-half kilometre trail. A coordinator with the NCC, Doug van Hemessen, says it's routine work that's done every year.

van Hemessen says they're looking for a handful of people to donate some time from 10-4 on Saturday. People are asked to submit their names to the volunteer sign-up on the Nature Conservancy of Canada's website, which can be found here . (Photo Courtesy: Gerald Hallowell)