Wednesday 18 November 2020

Local Briefs

Allen Webber returned as warden

A civic government stalwart in the Municipality of Chester was re-installed to the position of warden...

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Liverpool Fire Department Christmas parade cancelled; but plenty of fun to be had

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There will be no Christmas parade in Liverpool this year. Organizers announced November 3 that the 11th...

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Halloween nuisance fires keep Hubbards first responders busy

None of the incidents put lives or homes at risk, but volunteer fire crews in Hubbards were kept busy on...

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Groups rally to spread Christmas cheer in Queens

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Liverpool Salvation Army is among a fleet of volunteer groups in Queens County working to bring...

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Goodbye, Cormorant

A couple of tugboats on the LaHave River were expected this week to tow the former HMCS Cormorant - a...

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Freeman Lumber bringing in workers from Quebec

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Despite Quebec being one of the COVID-19 pandemic’s hot spots in Canada, Queens County’s Harry Freeman and...

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Wednesday 18 November 2020

Cormorant finally departs

It’s languished neglected in the Port of Bridgewater for more than 20 years, but when the derelict ship Cormorant was...

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Aqualitas employee named Grower of the Year by national magazine

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trial and error and keeping an open mind is the key to success for Aqualitas’s head grower,...

Monday 9 November 2020

Treehouse Village units half sold, while developers still awaiting approval

Half of the units of a cohousing development proposed for Bridgewater’s west side are sold, even though the project has...

Monday 9 November 2020

Students reaping rewards in rural medicine

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two new medical students at Queens General Hospital are getting first-hand experience in rural medicine.

Ben DuPlessis and...

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Monday 9 November 2020

Santa’s for Seniors program in Queens adapts to bring Christmas cheer to elderly

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

While many of us identify with Christmas as a happy occasion, for others, especially seniors, it can...

Monday 9 November 2020

RQM issues notice about foxes

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) is urging people to not feed foxes they encounter.

In particular, it’s...

Monday 9 November 2020

Queens General Health Foundation buys former medical clinic

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Queens General Hospital Foundation now owns the medical and dental clinic building at 157 School Street...

Monday 9 November 2020

MLA seeks stoppage of impaired driving prosecution

There will be a Nova Scotia Supreme Court hearing next year to determine whether Chester-St. Margaret's MLA Hugh MacKay is...

Monday 9 November 2020

Mayor disputes, questions province’s financial measuring tool for municipalities

The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) sidesteps feedback from civic government leaders and isn’t working with municipalities to fix a...

Monday 9 November 2020

Local fire officials encouraged by petition seeking boost in the federal tax exemption

Supporters of the local volunteer fire service are encouraged by an online petition aimed at Ottawa, which is calling for...

Monday 9 November 2020

Hundreds participate in Bridgewater drive-through influenza vaccine clinic

Nearly 700 people rolled up their sleeves for this season’s influenza vaccine during the first round of a multi-day drive-through...

Monday 9 November 2020

Freeman’s donates $2,000 to offset anticipated shortfall in Legion poppy sales

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Freeman Lumber of Greenfield has responded to concerns among local Royal Canadian Legions of the likelihood of...

Monday 9 November 2020

Fire Marshal’s office investigates Chester incident

A GMC Sierra went up in flames October 28 after a fire ripped through a storage shed full of wood,...

Monday 9 November 2020

COVID impacts key community Christmas events

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — well sort of.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on...

Monday 9 November 2020

Business briefs

Trademark business closing down

Widely recognized by its lime green exterior in Lunenburg and then later on Highway 325 in Blockhouse,...

Monday 9 November 2020

Broken pipe causes extensive damage at Queens General Hospital

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Damage to a pipe during construction work caused extensive flooding at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool October...

Monday 9 November 2020

Briefcase

Vehicle crashes into river, driver rescued

Bystanders scrambled to free a Lunenburg County senior from a Nissan Versa that plunged into...

Monday 9 November 2020

Bridgewater sets stage for housing to be key priority in new mandate

Bridgewater has welcomed new civic politicians, said good-bye to long-serving members, and set the stage for affordable housing to be...

Monday 9 November 2020

Bridgewater extends length of fire truck loan deal with Cumberland County

The Town of Bridgewater has extended the lease by a further six months on its reserve pumper fire truck to...

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