Sunday, September 1, 2013

Our Health Centre: Minister, Warden Pleased With Funding

The Minister of Community Services says 'Our Health Centre' will be key in providing access to care to Chester residents. The province announced $500,000 recently for the innovative centre, which will house a number of services including six family doctors' offices with connecting exam rooms, offices for mental health and addiction, a diabetic clinic and blood collection. The proposed 12,500 square foot complex will be located in Shoreham Village. Denise Peterson-Rafuse says the community-driven centre will benefit the area.

Meanwhile, the investment from the province is getting a nod of approval from the municipality's warden. Allen Webber says he's happy to hear the news.

The group behind 'Our Health Centre' is still fundraising towards the health facility. The goal is have it up and running in the next few years.

Regional Hospital Celebrating 25th Anniversary

A major event is in the works to celebrate the silver anniversary of the South Shore Regional Hospital. The Bridgewater hospital will mark it's 25 anniversary with a gala event slated for October. The celebration will be held in conjunction with Health Services Foundation's annual fundraiser "Jeans and Gems" Development Officer Bernadette Jordan says money raised will help with the purchase of a mobile x-ray machine.

The fundraiser is a ticketed event and will feature silent auction, casino night and dance. It will be held October 26th at the Michelin Social Club. The regional hospital was built in 1988 and serves roughly 60,000 people.

MODL: By-Law Addressing Civic Numbers, Road Signs In Effect

A new by-law is making it mandatory to post a civic number at the end of your driveway in the Municipality of Lunenburg. It's designed to make it easier for emergency responders to find homes and businesses. Mayor Don Downe says over 2,600 homes in the municipality are without a civic address. He says its a safety issue.

The by-law also makes it mandatory to post signage on private roads. If numbers or signs aren't posted, people could face a fine of over $225. For more details, please click here .