Community Herald: Will it be safer?

HP road heraldIt wasn’t so much of a road, as a path, or possibly even a corridor. A corridor that’s on the chopping blocks for widening between May and August.

As Hammonds Plains commuters, residents and business owners prepare for another summer of construction, some are saying the end product is merely an intermediate solution and fails to solve the problems of the road.

“Because it’s so hilly, you take your eye off one side for the other, it’s dangerous…we’re dealing with high volume, high-speed traffic that puts everybody on the Hammonds Plains road at risk…to me, that’s unacceptable,” says Mike Blotnicky, Chairman, Greater Hammonds Plains Community Assoc.

Read what’s happening and what people are saying about the road that averaged one accident every two-and-a-half days in 2013.

Community Herald: A bright grow ahead

loblaws heraldThe growing season looks bright, according to local growers attending Loblaw’s annual assembly last week. More than 60 maritime growers, representing the rainbow in produce, filled a room at the Comfort Inn in Bayer’s Lake.

“It’s a true honour for us, it’s a lot of hard work over the years and to be recognized by our customers as being an outstanding supplier is quite an honour,” said Andrea Palmer of Nova Agri Farms and Country Magic.

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Read about the latest trends in produce and how local farmers are innovating for sustainability in the Community Herald.

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Community Herald: Neighbourhood pub

herald pictHammonds Plains residents have long discussed the idea of a neighborhood pub; a place to meet friends and share a pint and a conversation, without having to travel to Bedford or Tantallon.

When news spread that local entrepreneur Ed Webber was expanding his successful restaurant, bakery and take-out, Edible Matters, to include an upstairs pub, many residents said it couldn’t come too soon.

But locals will have to wait a little longer for that pub, about six to nine months longer.  Find out why in the Community Herald.

“When HRM created the planning strategy for Hammonds Plains many years ago, it was a pure bedroom community… really single family with some commercial and convenience stores, but nobody envisioned a neighborhood pub… What we’re trying to do now is catch up and the pub is just a natural evolution,” says Kevin Riles, president and CEO of KWR Approvals.



Icy winds whip through Point Pleasant Park and across the bay of the Northwest Arm.  Too cold for hoisting sails; Optimists and Lasers are tucked-in for a long winter’s rest at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS).

Julian Qu (13) is an avid novice sailor who proudly displays his medals and trophies from Chinese, Canadian, and U.S. regattas.

“Being on the water here is similar to China, but the water here is colder,” says Julian.

Read Julian’s story in Winter 2013 Dakai.


Power Transformer News: IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition 2014

IEEE PES T&DOne of the most important events in the transformer industry calendar is coming to a close: the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition, which took place in Chicago this week.

Here’s the online article with insight from Noel Shulz, IEEE PES Officer and Past President , and futurist and innovation expert Daniel Burrus, founder and CEO, Burrus Research.

“The world’s fastest super-computer two years ago, was disassembled four months ago because it’s now obsolete,” Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research

“The South Korean government is already investing $1.5 billion into developing and deploying 5G by the end of the decade,” Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research

Written by Cyndi Sweeney & Daniel Winter

Community Herald: A lifeline for greyhounds

herald pictApril is adopt a greyhound month.

From North American greyhounds to galgos to podencos, Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada (GPAC) loves them all and knows you will too.  But for Spanish greyhounds, otherwise known as galgos, GPAC is giving them so much more: a lifeline to escape the torture and untimely death many of them experience at the end of the hunting season.

Meet Terrance, a new galgo, brought over from Spain along with a few other happy poochies who have found their forever-home.

A lifeline for greyhounds in Community Herald.

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GPAC will have two dogs at Saltscapes Expo the weekend of April 25, where GPAC meet-and-greets have grown a loyal following.

For more info call 902 889 2214 or visit GPAC.

Community Herald: Light It Up Blue

Light It Up BlueSporting sparkling, azure sunglasses, sapphire scarfs and steel-blue blazers, about 50 supporters came out to the Light It Up Blue open house for World Autism Day, last Wed. April 2

“If you know one child with autism, you know one child with autism,” Joan Craig, founder of Autism NS. 

Here’s what was going on and ways to get involved with Autism NS.