Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Macaroni Salad Recall Extended

A recall of a macaroni salad has been issued because it might be contaminated with Listeria has been extended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Reser’s Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni salad is sold at Walmart stores in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, P-E-I, Ontario and Quebec. The first recall on October 5th was for both 454-gram and 1.25 kilogram packages with a best-before date of October 20th. The updated recall now includes 1.25 kilo packages with a best-before date of November 2nd.

Liberal Govnt Swearing-In Creates Deja Vous For MODL Mayor

The Mayor of the District of Lunenburg Don Downe was at Tuesday morning's swearing-in ceremony in Annapolis Royal for Stephen McNeil and his new government. Downe is a former Liberal cabinet minister himself and being present at the ceremony brought back a lot of memories.

Downe's first cabinet post in the Savage government in 1993 was Natural Resources and Energy. He later was appointed Finance Minister.

Lunenburg West MLA Furey Picks Up Cabinet Post

Stephen McNeil's inner circle will include a new MLA from the South Shore. McNeil was sworn in as the province’s 28th premier today during a ceremony in Annapolis Royal after winning a healthy majority government earlier this month. Lunenburg West MLA Mark Furey will serve as McNeil's new Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. In total, the province's new Liberal government will feature 16 cabinet members. Some of the highlights, Diana Whalen was sworn in as deputy premier and as finance minister, while Andrew Younger is the new energy minister. Leo Glavine has been named health minister, Karen Casey will be the education minister and newcomer Lena Diab will be the province’s first female attorney general and justice minister. Meanwhile, Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill was named Minister of Natural Resources. The Liberals won 33 of the 51 seats in the legislature after the October 8 election. The Progressive Conservatives won 11 seats and the NDP held on to seven.

Public Hearing Process Begins For Riverport School Proposal

A proposal for a micro-brewery to be housed in the former Riverport School comes before the area advisory committee tonight. It will meet to discuss the plan by  "Yard-Arm Brewery". The Mayor of the District of Lunenburg, Don Downe, says the proposal is being viewed as a job creator.

As many as ten people may be employed by the micro-brewery once in operation. Tonight is the first step in several months of public meetings before a final decision is made by MODL council. Mayor Downe expects the proposal to be before council before spring with a recommendation one way or the other from the Riverport advisory committee.

Queens: Volunteers Needed For Jr. Curling Championships

Volunteers are needed to help put on the 2014 Junior Curling Championships. The event will be held in Liverpool in January. It's the first time Nova Scotia will host the national curling event since it was held in Truro in 1994. Co-ordinator Paul Fay says they are looking for roughly 200 volunteers with jobs ranging from timers to ice maintenance and tear down.

Draws will be held at both the Liverpool Curling Club and Queens Place Emera Centre beginning January 18.

If you are interested in volunteering or getting involved in the event, all the contact information is located below.

Contact Paul Fay at 902.354.2374 (after 5pm)

Applications online - here

Email: 2014canadianjuniorsvolunteer@gmail.com

Furey Carefree About Potential Cabinet Position

The MLA-elect for Lunenburg West says he hasn't given much thought of being a cabinet minister. Mark Furey says there are a number of quality Liberal MLAs that are suitable for many posts. Furey has run in two provincial elections after serving 32 years in the RCMP. He says he will leave the decision to the party leader.

Other Liberals from the South Shore include Suzanne Lohnes-Croft in Lunenburg and Zach Churchill in Yarmouth. The Liberal caucus will be sworn-in during a ceremony Tuesday in Annapolis Royal. They will be the province's first Liberal government in 15 years.

Murray, Shelley Mentioned In Maritime NHL Book

A pair of former NHLers from the South Shore are featured in a new book. 'Road to the NHL' tells the story of 25 Maritimers who explain how they made it to the professional hockey league. In the book, author Philip Croucher talks to Bridgewater's Glen Murray and Yarmouth's Jody Shelley. He says Murray's story is interesting after landing in Boston right before the 1991-92 playoffs.

Croucher says Shelly's story is one of his favourites after he made the Halifax Mooseheads as a walk-on, and ended up playing over 600 games in the NHL. The book has write-ups on players from New Brunswick, P.E.I, and Nova Scotia. It can be purchased at Coles bookstore in the Bridgewater Mall or Walmart.