Monday, October 21, 2013

Shelburne Rasies $1,000 for IWK Hospital

A weekend fundraiser in Shelburne for the IWK has raised just over $1,000 for the children's hospital. It's the third year in a row the community has been able to top the thousand dollar plateau. Organizer Martin Fudge was the driving force behind the fundraiser. The money was raised through a silent auction, bake table and cake walk. The event was held on Saturday at the Shelburne Lions Club.

Chester: Halifax Company Receives Wind Turbine Tender

A Halifax company has been awarded a tender for electrical work at the Kaizer Meadow landfill. The Municipality of Chester received two requests for proposals and awarded the contract to Black and McDonald for $111,640. The project involves electrical components including wiring on the 98-metre, two mega-watt wind turbine currently being built. Warden Allen Webber says things are progressing with the project.

Webber says the wind turbine is expected to be complete by the end of November. It's expected to provide enough green electricity for around 350 homes.

Fund Raising Moving Ahead For Astor Theatre

A campaign to raise funds for improvements at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool has reached the half-way mark. Officials want to raise 100-thousand dollars to make improvements. Among them says Astor General Manager Chris Ball is switching the showing of movies to digital format.

The Astor fund raising campaign has realized about 50-thousand dollars so far.

Greater Regional Co-Operation Needed: Yarmouth Mayor

Regional Co-Operation immerged as a key topic at this past week's meeting of Atlantic mayors in Halifax. Yarmouth mayor Pam Mood was trumpeting the need to work together.

Mood says the economy is stagnant in most parts of the region right now.  She's joining other mayors in saying the economy can be boosted sooner and more solidly if all municipalities work together.

Lunenburg County: United Way Invests Over $180,000 This Year

Another successful year for the United Way of Lunenburg County. The not-for-profit group raised $180,540 for 32 organizations and programs this year including P.R.O Kids, the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harbour House, Habitat For Humanity and the Bridgewater Interchurch Food Bank. Coordinator Michael Graves says the investments are good for business and help strengthen communities. The group was organized in 2003. Since then, it has invested more than one million dollars to youth, families, seniors and communities in Lunenburg County.

Shelburne: URB Sets Date For Water Rate Hearing

Water rates in Shelburne will be a hot topic during a regulatory hearing in December. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will host a hearing to discuss proposed new water rates for residents hooked into the town's water system. The town has applied for an increase because their utility is facing a $200,000 shortfall. If approved, water bills in the average household could jump by as much as 70 percent. The utility is in the red due to declining consumption and cost overruns related to a major line extension project. The hearing will begin December 18 in Shelburne.

High School Sports Wrap: Park View Enjoys Winning Weekend

The Park View Panthers boys hockey team went undefeated at the West Kings Wolverines high school hockey tournament. Jeremy Key, Jaron Boliver, Joe Harris and Wesley Demone scored as the Panthers defeated Cole Harbour 4-1 in the championship game. Jake Wile was the winning goaltender and player of the game for the Panthers. Park View's home opener is this Friday night at 7:30 at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena.
In soccer, the Park View division-one boys soccer team defeated Kings Edgehill 4-2 to become regional champs and earn the right to host a provincial qualifier this weekend. The Park View division-one girls soccer team defeated Horton 1-0 to also become regional champs and will host provincials November 1st and 2nd.

Jacks Trade Henneberry, Rights To Butterworth

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks have traded their disgruntled captain. Mitchell Henneberry was dealt to Summerside for Drew Wilcox, a second round pick in 2014, a fifth round pick in 2015 and future considerations. Meanwhile, the Jacks also dealt the rights to forward Jeremy Butterworth to the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. He scored 45 points in 49 games for the Lumberjacks last season. Butterworth has been playing for the Fargo Force this year in the United States Hockey League.