Thursday, September 26, 2013

Provincial 4-H Event Comes To Bridgewater

Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's 4-H show in Bridgewater. The Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne County branches are hosting the 36th annual Nova Scotia 4-H show at the South Shore Exhibition. The show features life skills projects, tug-of-war, and livestock competitions. The event co-chair, Eva Cook, says the event is a big deal for members.

Competition opens Friday evening following the opening ceremony and will continue until noon Sunday. Admission to the event is free.

Lumberjacks Travel To Pictou To Play Crushers

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks head to Pictou County tonight still searching for their first win. The junior hockey club is winless through four games this season. Forward Josh Shatford believes the team is close to breaking through.

Pictou won the first meeting between the two teams last week. The Lumberjacks will try and return the favour when the clubs hit the ice at 7pm.

RCMP: High Risk Offender Being Released

The RCMP say a high-risk offender will be released Friday from Dorchester Penitentiary. Police says 36-year-old Shane Leon Smith will be residing in the Aylesford-area after completing a sentence for sexual assaults and other offenses. Smith has been deemed a high-risk to re-offend. The Mounties say his victims have included both boys and girls ages four to 18 years-old. RCMP say Smith will have a number of restrictions for two years including the internet, no contact with children under the age of 16 years or being within 100 meters of any public park, public swimming area, daycare center, school ground or community center.

Yarmouth: Webster Running For NDP

The NDP have found their person for the job in Yarmouth. The local riding association has nominated Charles Webster as the candidate for the upcoming provincial election October 8th. When the provincial election was called earlier this month, the NDP didn't have a person lined up to fill the void. Webster is a minister, with ties to the NDP for over 20 years. However, this is his first time running for MLA in Yarmouth. Municipal councillor John Cunningham is carrying the PC flag. Vanessa Goodwin-Clairmont will represent the Green Party. Liberal Zach Churchill is the incumbent.

Chester: Universal Sewer Rate Discussed

The Municipality of Chester is investigating the idea of creating a universal sewer rate. Warden Allen Webber says there are six areas in the municipality with public sewer systems including the Village of Chester, Mill Cove, Chester Basin, New Ross, Western Shore and Chester Acres. The village is the only area with a surplus of over $242,000, while the other five have deficits between $1,800 and more than $160,000. Webber says some people pay by flat rate, others pay by assessment and some use a hybrid system. He says they want to try and make things consistent.

Webber says no decision has been made. He says staff will provide more information to council about a phased-in approach for a universal sewer rate.

Tall Ships Fest Leaves Legacy In Shelburne

Special events, festivals and promotional projects in Shelburne County can benefit from a just-established fund. Its a 95-hundred dollar surplus resulting from the Tall Ships Festival last year. Shelburne Community and Development Manager Jerry Locke says there's a wide range of potential applicants.

For those groups requesting funding through the Tall Ships Shelburne Legacy Fund, you can apply to the Town of Shelburne by mail or on-line. There is no application form. For the complete Tall Ships Legacy Fund Guidelines and contact information use the following link:

Gasoline Prices May Fall Again Tonight

Look for South Shore gas prices to drop yet again overnight tonight. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will likely follow New Brunswick's lead where prices are down today nearly 3 cents a litre for regular self-serve to $126.5. It’s the third straight weekly decrease with most stations selling in the $1.22 to $1.23 range. Diesel in New Brunswick is down 3 cents per litre with furnace oil falling by 2.6 cents and propane has increased just under a cent per litre.