Thursday, February 6, 2014

Kippers School Of Gymnastics Celebrating 40 Years

Forty years and counting for Kippers School of Gymnastics. The Bridgewater club will hold an open house at their space inside the Gateway Plaza Mall on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. The open house is an opportunity for the public to learn more information on programs being offered or to watch demonstrations by gymnasts and cheerleaders. The host and current coach, Deanne Oickle-Conrad, says there are benefits with their programs.

Oickle-Conrad says the club has been through a lot in 40 years and this event is a chance to say thank you and get more people involved.

Landmark South Shore Church Expanding

At a time when many Nova Scotia churches are closing because of declining congregations, a South Shore House of Worship is actually expanding! The congregation at the 94 year old Bridgewater Baptist Church on King Street has ambitious plans for a 5.2 million dollar new building. They've just about reached the goal and approval's been given for the project. Pastor, Dr. Brian MacArthur, tells us expanding wouldn't be possible without a growing and dynamic community behind it.

Dr. MacArthur also says the new facility will help in the church's expanding community outreach.

The new Bridgewater Baptist will rise on a parcel of already-purchased land just off Glen Allen Drive. Its hoped to be ready for parishoners in time for Easter next year (2015).

Bridgewater: Town Adds Kinsmen Field To Budget Talks

The future of Kinsmen Field in Bridgewater will be put to the test this spring. The town must decide if it will contribute money towards fixing drainage at the field in its upcoming budget. Mayor David Walker says that could cost upwards of $70,000.

The town already has $30,000 set aside for the work following last summer's Kraft Celebration Tour. Fixing up the field is part of a proposed three phase project which includes adding a storm sewer system on Oak Street to intercept water from flowing onto the field. The cost to do that is around $70,000. The three phase project could cost as much as $200,000 to complete.

Gasoline Prices May Rise Tonight

Gas prices may increase yet again tonight at South Shore pumps after the utility and review board sets the week's rates. In New Brunswick today, prices there are up about a cent for both regular self serve gas and diesel. The average price this morning is $1.32.4 a litre for regular gas. If there's a similar increase here tonight, the price will be almost $1.36 a litre for regular.

The Storm Is Over And The Cleanup Is On

The snow has ended, another day is here, its sunny but there is still a mess to be dealt with today. About 20 cm of snow fell on the South Shore yesterday and this morning the cleanup is underway. If you're driving, do so carefully! All roads are snow-covered and slippery!
Things are returning to normal at the Halifax airport this morning following yesterday's slew of delays and cancellations. As far as school is concerned, Tri-County schools are closed for the day. All South Shore schools are open with the exception of the Waldorf School and the Forest Heights family of schools. Also, school buses are following the back-road closure plan. In the Valley, Annapolis County schools are closed. Kings/West Hants schools are open but bus drivers are using discretion on the side roads.