Posted at 9:54 am on February 12, 2016
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Family Violence Prevention Week is approaching. Cst. Morgan MacPherson says it’s a time for the community to have a very important discussion. He says authorities and community leaders want you to know, help is always available.
Although authorities say education about family violence is a year round process, there are opportunities when a week is dedicated to raising awareness. Family Violence Prevention Week starts on Sunday.
Posted at 9:45 am on February 12, 2016
Posted at 10:47 am on February 11, 2016
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has announced a plan to build a multi-use facility in the community of Guysborough; The Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex. More than five years ago the municipality put forth a plan to build a new arena in the same area but that plan was met by some opposition by the residents of Canso who were unhappy with the impact a new arena may have had on the existing arena in Canso. The arena plan was set aside and the newly proposed Lifestyle Complex has taken its place.
The proposed Lifestyle Centre would include improvements to the existing soccer field and baseball diamond as well as an outside skating rink and a skating loop, similar to the Halifax oval, that would form a figure eight the length of two NHL sized rinks. The complex would also include community rooms, a gymnasium and the fitness centre which is currently located in Chedabucto Place. The Guysborough Options for Adaptive Living Society (GOALS) would also be relocated to the building.
At last night’s regular council meeting, a motion was passed to proceed to the design phase of the project. Catalyst consulting has been hired to draw up the engineering plans for the proposed project and nail down the final cost of construction. The cost of the engineer design contract awarded last night is $540,000.
Warden Vernon Pitts wanted to assure citizens that the project, currently estimated to cost between $9 to $10 million, would not increase local taxes and would be paid for from municipal reserves or possibly the gas tax. Council is looking for partnerships for funding hoping to bring the province and the federal government in on the project.
Posted at 10:44 am on February 11, 2016
The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s has hired a consultant to study the state of the water lines in the community of Sherbrooke in preparation for any announcements of infrastructure spending from the federal government. Last year water lines in the Historic Sherbrooke Village were repaired in a cost sharing project. Warden Michael Mosher says this current study will ensure that the municipality is ready for any future opportunities to strengthen local infrastructure.
Posted at 10:43 am on February 11, 2016
The St. Mary’s Food Bank made a presentation to St. Mary’s District council last night to request funding. Eric Ellsworth spoke to council on behalf of the food bank and requested that the municipality stabilize food bank funding by including a funding formula in the municipal budget for the food bank. Warden Michael Mosher said this would be taken into consideration when the municipality prepares the budget for the coming fiscal year.
Posted at 10:39 am on February 11, 2016
Posted at 10:23 am on February 11, 2016
An Antigonish medical professional is giving you a prescription to heighten your fun-level this winter. It’s the fifth annual Keppoch Winter Fun Day! Dr. John Chiasson is part of the group promoting the community hub.
Sunday’s 10am to 4pm event includes hiking, sledding, snowshoeing, rolling bricks pizza and more. Information is available on our website at 989xfm.ca.
Posted at 9:58 am on February 11, 2016