Monday, August 26, 2013

Chester: Group Given December Target For Lordly Park

The Chester Municipal Heritage Society is on the clock to raise money to keep a section of Lordly Park. Proponents with the group asked municipal council to delay a decision to a later date regarding a parcel of land at the corner of Union and Prince streets. The society agreed to pay $80,000 to purchase the property. Warden Allen Webber says the group has struggled to meet its commitment.

The municipality indicated they would sell the property for another use, but community members opposed that idea, and want to keep the entire park as public space. A group of residents have agreed to match funding. The society has until December to raise enough money.

Baseball: NS Teams Miss Podium At National Events

A number of local baseball players have returned home empty-handed from national events. Aiden O'Brien, Zach Zinck, Ryan O'Toole, Cameron MacPherson, Nathan McCarthy and coach Dennis Woodworth from the Bridgewater Baseball Association represented Nova Scotia at the Bantam Boys Championships in Vaughn, Ontario. They lost to Ontario in the semis before suffering a 5-1 defeat to Quebec in the bronze medal match to finish fourth. It's Nova Scotia's best finish ever in the tournament's history. In girl's play at the under-16 invitational in Bedford, Bridgewater's Mackenzie Dimmell led Nova Scotia to a fifth place finish after beating Alberta 13-8.

Bridgewater: MLA's Set For Funding Announcement

South Shore MLA's will be in Bridgewater for a funding announcement Tuesday afternoon. Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse will unveil details of new money to help adults with disabilities. The event will be held at 1 o'clock at the Ark in Bridgewater. Both Lunenburg area MLA's Gary Ramey and Pam Birdsall will be on hand for the event. The Ark is located on King Street and gives those with disabilities employment opportunities and a place to grow.

Bridgewater, MODL Explore Joint Birthday Celebrations

The Municipality of Lunenburg and town of Bridgewater are exploring the option of celebrating their birthdays together next spring. Bridgewater turns 115 years-old next February while the District of Lunenburg is 135 years-old in April. Bridgewater's mayor recently sent a letter to Don Downe, asking the municipality to celebrate the occasions on one day. Downe says working with the town is a good option.

Downe hopes birthday celebrations could be held in communities throughout the municipality. The idea will go to committee for further discussion.

Fisheries Minister Seeks Nod In Queens-Shelburne

New Democrats in the new riding of Queens-Shelburne will officially nominate their candidate tomorrow. Fisheries Minister Sterling Belliveau is seeking the nomination for the governing NDP. He is unopposed. Belliveau has represented residents of Shelburne since he was first elected in 2006. He was also twice elected as Warden of the Municipality of Barrington. The nomination meeting will be held at Queens Place in Liverpool at 7 o'clock.

Canadians Sweep Dory Races In Lunenburg

It was a complete sweep for Canadian rowers at the the International Dory Races in Lunenburg. Local rowers captured victories in every event they raced in over the weekend. Races were held along the waterfront in Junior, Senior, Women's, Over 40 and Co-ed division. In the "Over-40" Lockeport’s Danny Moody and Walter Nickerson finished in a time of just over six minutes and 15 seconds. It's the last year for that division as race officials have agreed to change to an over-50 style event beginning next year. It was the 61st running of the International Dory Races. Canada won the first leg of the competition in Gloucester, Massachusetts by winning two of the three races in June.