June 2017

Gold River Group Has Big Plans For Old School Site

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:23 AM

A community group in Gold River is working to develop the former school site.

The Together We Can group wants to plant community gardens, establish a walking track and build benches and picnic tables.

Secretary Heather Brooker says the people of Gold River are behind the effort.

"I do believe that low-cost, low-maintenance ideas are the ones that are going to probably be the most welcome both by the people who are trying to develop this site as well as the council."

Brooker says residents are not going to let this recreation opportunity slip away.

MODL: Municipality Joining Petite Riviere Group in Judicial Review

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:16 AM

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is intervening in the judicial review into the decision to close Petite Riviere Elementary School.

MODL authorized their legal counsel on Tuesday following a request by the Greater Petite Area Community Association to work together to try and have the court overturn the decision.

Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson says council feels less people will move to Lunenburg County because of school closures.

Bridgewater: Grand Opening Planned For Pijinuiskaq Park

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 15:12 PM

An outdoor space in Bridgewater will officially open on Friday.

A grand opening for Pijinuiskaq Park on King Street in the downtown will start at 4 p.m.

The park is believed to be the only street, facility or public space in Bridgewater to bear a Mi'kmaq name.

The space was created as part of the town's Take Back The Riverbank project.

The $5-million investment also included installing new water, wastewater and storm water lines and revitalizing a two-block stretch of the downtown.

Dayspring Couple Overjoyed After Grandson Drafted Into NHL

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 14:58 PM

There are some proud grandparents in Dayspring following the NHL draft.

Cole Fraser was selected in the fifth round, 131st overall by the Detroit Red Wings last Saturday.

His grandparents, Betty and Carmen Fraser, admit they aren't diehard hockey fans.

But, they plan on paying close attention to hopefully one day see Cole in a red wings uniform.

"He was a good player but we were always uptight watching games to see how he was going to come out and we didn't want to see him get hurt."

Clear Cutting Proposal Has Shelburne County Woman Worried

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:32 PM

A Shelburne County woman hopes others will join her in opposing proposed clear-cutting.

Shelly Hipson says the province is asking for public input.

Over 600 hectares could be clear-cut if approval is given.

The land parcels are behind Jordan Falls, between Beaverdam and Clyde River and near Allendale, which is close to Lockeport.

Shelly Hipson says it's important that residents provide feedback to the government.

Liverpool Woman Accused of Manslaughter Remanded Until Next Court Appearance

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:51 AM

A 26 year-old Liverpool woman accused of manslaughter will return to court next month in Bridgewater.

Lawyers for Meghan Elizabeth Nowe are considering options and requested that Nowe be remanded into custody until her next appearance on July 26.

Nowe is accused of causing the death of her sister, Allison Ann Nowe, of Bridgewater.

She also faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, breach of probation and drug trafficking after allegedly providing Methadone to her younger sister.

Joudrey Named Big Giver by Health Services Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:38 AM

A student from New Germany Rural High School has been named the Health Services Foundation's big giver.

Alex Joudrey is this year's recipient.

He received the award recently during the foundation's annual general meeting.

The 16 year-old is a long-time volunteer with the foundation's Radiothon and Hit it For Health golf tournament.

Joudrey was given the award by his sister, Emma, who won the award last year.

MP Says Province Doesn't Need To Worry About New Maritime Protected Areas

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:44 AM

The province recently asked the federal government to not designate any new maritime protected areas in our waters.

MPAs restrict activities in the oceans such as fishing or oil exploration.

MP for South Shore-St. Margaret's Bernadette Jordan says the request is premature.

"I don't know that there's any more actually on the radar for Nova Scotia at the moment. I haven't seen that list that says, you know, we're going to do this, this or this."

Jordan says Parliament would not impose new maritime protected areas unilaterally on the province.

Acadia Broadcasting Donates Land to Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 08:12 AM

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is protecting 18 acres of land in Lunenburg County.

The group received the parcel of land on Pleasant River from Acadia Broadcasting Limited, the parent company of CKBW/Country 100.7.

Executive Director, Bonnie Sutherland, says 70 per cent of land in Nova Scotia is privately owned.

She says those landowners play a critical role in determining our province's environmental stability.