Vanguard Year in Review: November 2013

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Published on November 10, 2013

Team USA wins the 2013 World Junior A Challenge with 4-1 over Russia. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 10, 2013

Disappointment for the Russian team. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 21, 2013

Pastor Tracy Marr envisions the new Needs to Deeds organization at 3 East St. as a home base for connecting needy people to services and goods, in exchange for performing small jobs.
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Published on November 21, 2013

 

Pastor Tracy Marr (wearing sign) with Wesleyan youth pastor Jason Kitchen (right) and Danny Fiander. Marr and Kitchen spent a weekend on the streets recently as a fundraiser for Needs to Deeds, located at 3 East St.
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Published on November 10, 2013

Team USA wins it 5th overall World Junior A Challenge with a 4-1 Nov. 10 win over Russia in Yarmouth. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 07, 2013

Inside this celebration crush is Morgan Messenger who scored a goal in the third period of a Canada East-USA game to tie the score. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 07, 2013

Team Messenger. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 05, 2013

Canada East visits Arcadia Consolidated School on Nov. 5. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 05, 2013

Canada East visits Arcadia Consolidated School on Nov. 5. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on November 04, 2013

Work at the LaFarge Hardscratch Road quarry in mid-October.

Published on December 30, 2013

Wind turbines provide a constant swoosh in the background for those walking the new trail at Pubnico Point.
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Published on November 05, 2013

The wind turbines provide a constant swoosh in the background for those walking the new trail in the foreground.
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Published on November 13, 2013

Janet Kirk, a classmate and good friend of the late Mardi Amirault, addresses the gathering at the 100th anniversary celebration of registered nursing education in South West Health.
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Published on November 13, 2013

Nursing students Shana Muise and Tasha Doucette modeled nursing outfits from the past during the 100th anniversary nursing festivities.
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Some of the stories we reported on in November 2013:

LaFarge sought quarry expansion

LaFarge Canada registered an extension project for an environmental assessment to expand its quarry on the Hardscratch Road. The expansion would occupy a total of 65 hectares, of which 42 hectares would be used for quarry activities and the remaining 23 hectares set aside as a wetlands protection area.

 

Heritage committee recommended council deny application to de-register Zion

Yarmouth’s heritage committee approved a motion not to approve de-regulation of Zion Baptist Church as a municipal heritage property.

Church trustees applied in September 2011 to de-register the property in anticipation of demolition. The costs of fixing structural issues are beyond the church’s financial capacity. Only with approval of council could demolition occur before the three-year waiting period.

 

New trail opened by wind farm

Phase one of a new trail hugging the coastline of Pubnico Point opened thanks in great part to community volunteers who worked on it. Close to $22,000 in funding was provided through several sources towards the $47,000 cost of the first phase. Completion of sections two and three of the trail is tentatively set for 2014.

 

Court challenge on boundaries took shape

The filings of affidavits by applicants seeking reinstatement of Nova Scotia’s former Acadian ridings was another step taken in a legal process that the Acadian community hoped would restore the constituencies of Argyle, Clare and Richmond.

All legal papers were to be filed by mid-March and then the court would set a date for a hearing.

The NDP government passed legislation in 2012 that did away with the minor constituencies.

 

Changing address system created a huge headache

Many Yarmouth-area residents had trouble getting their mail as Canada Post continued to move towards a civic address system for some communities. The post office received “tons” of complaints despite the corporation’s assurances that communication would be more beneficial by providing a single address, rather than a civic address and a postal one.

 

Yarmouth scored on world stage

Yarmouth followed up its hosting of last year’s World Junior A Challenge with an encore performance. It was the first time in the tournament’s eight-year history to be held in the same host location twice. The event had 205 volunteers and mostly sell-out crowds with the gold medal game broadcast live on TSN. The USA won gold with a 4-1 win over Russia.

 

100th anniversary of SWH nursing education celebrated

A 100th anniversary celebration of registered nursing education in South West Health took place at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. The Health Science Library was renamed the Watson Caie Amirault Learning Centre in honour of several people important to nursing education.

 

Needs to Deeds offered a hand up, not handouts

A new organization and home base for connecting people with needs to those who could help was established in Yarmouth. Renovations were underway at 3 East St., a formerly derelict house that overlooks Yarmouth’s skate park. Pastor Tracy Marr said Needs to Deeds would be working with existing organizations that are already providing assistance to the needy.

 

Vernon d’Eon Lobster Plugs transferred ownership

The owners of Entreprises Shippigan Ltd. Gilles and Marc André Robichaud, purchased the shares of Vernon d’Eon Lobster Plugs Ltd., whose head office is located in West Pubnico.

Vernon d’Eon started the business in 1975. The company is a retailer and wholesaler of commercial fishing gear.

 

Start of lobster season delayed by winds

The traditional start of the lobster season was delayed close to a week because of high winds. The season opened the last day of November in lobster fishing areas 34 and 33.

 

 

Organizations: LaFarge Canada, Heritage committee, Zion Baptist Church Canada Post Yarmouth Regional Hospital The Health Science Library Watson Caie Amirault Learning Centre Entreprises Shippigan Vernon d’Eon Lobster Plugs

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Hardscratch Road, Pubnico Point Nova Scotia South West Health Richmond USA Russia West Pubnico

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