Friday, November 1, 2013

Lunenburg Dubbed ''Irresistibly Charming" By American Newspaper

Lunenburg is receiving some attention south of the border. The town is listed as one of the top 10 irresistibly charming World Heritage cities in a write-up by USA Today. The online blurb highlights Lunenburg's unique building colours and tourist attractions like the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Mayor Rachel Bailey says it's great to be recognized.

Lunenburg joins Quebec on the list as the only Canadian jurisdictions to be mentioned in the article. To read the article, click here .

Community Clean-Up Planned In Lower Branch

A massive cleanup is planned for Saturday morning to remove illegally dumped items along a riverbank. Thirteen-year-old James Hebert has teamed up with the Municipality of Lunenburg to try and bring more awareness to the issue. The boy is concerned about the amount of garbage and appliances on the Smith Road in Lower Branch. The clean-up is scheduled to start around 9am and last until the afternoon. Officials with the departments of transportation and environment and community groups will be on-hand for the event.

Mill Cove Woman Donates Tree For Boston

A Lunenburg County woman is this year's donor of Nova Scotia's Christmas tree for Boston. Mary Lou Milligan of Mill Cove has a 47-foot white spruce on her property that is about 40-years-old. The large evergreen is an annual thank-you gift to the city for help provided after the 1917 Halifax explosion. About 2,000 people were killed and hundreds more were left injured and homeless by the explosion. Boston was quick to provide medical personnel and supplies. A crew from the Department of Natural Resources will cut down the tree during a public ceremony November 12 at 10am. Another ceremony will be held in Halifax on November 13 at 11:30am for a final farewell before the province transports the tree to Boston. This will be the 42nd tree sent to Boston by the province since the tradition began in 1971. The tree lighting will take place on the Boston Common, December 5, at a ceremony attracting about 30,000 people and broadcast live on television.

Liverpool: Fiore Botanica Expanding In New Year

A European-style aromatherapy business in Liverpool is expanding. Fiore Botanica will move to a new location in January 2014 in the historic former spot of Max Harding's Men's Wear. The new location at 224 Main Street is more than double the square footage of the current store. The store owners began searching for a new location in August after selling out of their products on a regular basis. They hope the new location will allow them to grow and meet demand. Fiore Botanica opened in February and has sold product to local customers and others throughout North America and overseas.

Queens: Business Annoucement Expected Today

The Mayor of Queens County has called a noon hour press conference to unveil details on what they call an exciting business announcement. It will be held at at 224 Main Street in Liverpool. We'll have all the details on today's announcement once we get the information.

South Shore: Power Restored In Queens/Lunenburg

About 5,000 people have their power back in sections of Queens and Lunenburg counties. The outage hit shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. Nova Scotia Power crews got to the problem quickly and were able to put the lights back on under an hour later. High wind and heavy rain is pounding parts of the South Shore. It's part of a fall storm predicted by Environment Canada. Wind gusts could blow up to 80 kilometres today. There was a power bump earlier in Bridgewater (Pinecrest Subdivision/Jubliee Road) but that was also restored. We'll keep you updated on all/any power outages throughout the South Shore.

MHL: Lumberjacks Pick New Captain

A new captain will be unveiled tonight as the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks host the Amherst Ramblers. Lunenburg native Brennan Bailey is expected to wear the 'C' for the remainder of the year after Mitchell Henneberry was traded recently to Summerside. Meanwhile, the Jacks look to get on the right track after dropping their last five games. They trail Amherst by 10 points for fifth place in the Eastlink division. Puck drop between the two teams will be at 7pm tonight at the Clearwater Seafoods Arena.

CKBW's Xmas Craft Shows Kicks Offs

CKBW's 11th Annual Christmas Craft Show kicks today. The popular event will kick off at 1 o'clock at the Michelin Social Club in Bridgewater. Up to 40 crafter's and tables will be set up featuring all hand-made items available for sale. Admission is free, but you are encouraged to make a donation to support the hospital foundation. The craft show runs all weekend.

Bridgewater: Power Restored To Roughly 900

Nova Scotia Power has fixed an outage affecting roughly 900 customers in Bridgewater. The outage lasted a couple of hours and was restored just before 7 o'clock. No word on the cause.