Friday, April 18, 2014

South Shore Double Lung Recipient Helps With CF Campaign

A South Shore native is doing her part to help in the search for a cure of a deadly disease. Jessica Carver of New Germany underwent a double lung transplant in Toronto more than a year ago after suffering for years with cystic fibrosis. She's now campaigning for CF Canada's annual fund raiser, a 5-kilometer walk to take place all across the country in late May. Carver says its only right she helps with the campaign.

There are numerous fund-raising events for CF research taking place in communities all across Canada.
The Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis takes place on May 25th.

Tories Looks For Answers Around Bluenose II

The handling of Bluenose II restoration project is facing some criticism. The project is more than two years behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget. The latest on the $16.7 million project, indicates the ship has steering problems. Tory leader Jamie Baillie says the government needs to be more open about the status of the project.

The Bluenose II is set to begin public sailing this summer. However, it has to undergo sea trials to determine the schooner is safe.