BRIDGETOWN -- Every first and third Friday of the month, residents in the Bridgetown area can get out of making supper.
The Food Haul at the fire hall on Bay Road offers local food producers, chefs, and bakers the chance to show off their cuisine. The public gets the chance to taste some great local food still hot or cooked while they wait.
Chantelle Webb had hot pulled pork from D-Aubin Family Meats and some of her own Jambalaya plus other meals packaged and frozen to take home for supper -- including Mexican veggie tortillas, curry veggies, lasagna, meatloaf, and shepherd's pie.
The fire hall's kitchen was in full swing with burgers and salads be served; there was oriental food cooked right in front of you; baked goods; chocolate desserts; Doe-to-Go. The sticky buns looked good and there were gluten-free cupcakes.
There were a few tables with fresh produce and even jams and jellies.
While some patrons of the Food Haul did take meals home for the family, most sat down at tables and ate with friends and family, making the Food Haul a community social event.
The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
Residents of Brooklyn, at the base of the North Mountain near Middleton, said today they are growing increasingly frustrated at Nova Scotia Environment's failure to use available scientific data in deciding whether or not a 3.99 hectare quarry should be permitted in their community.
Several dozen Brooklyn residents, armed with signs, took to the street outside Annapolis MLA Stephen McNeil’s office in Middleton this morning in what they termed an information rally. They said the picket action on the corner of Commercial and Marshall streets was an effort to try to raise awareness and bring attention to the issue.
Residents are currently waiting for a response to their letter to the Minister of Environment asking to reject the quarry or request an Environmental Impact Assessment. They are also waiting for NSE staff to tell them why the department rejected evidence that more than five hectares of contiguous wetlands will be negatively impacted by the quarry, and are also waiting for NSE to determine the size of the proposed quarry,
Brooklyn farmer John Bruce drove a tractor and wagon into the parking lot of McNeil’s constituency office and parked it in front of the Premier’s office door. Others carried signs that said such things as “NSE ignores science,” “Save Our Water,” “Water is Life,” “Stephen McNeil Show Us Your Support,” and “1 Quarry 18 Effected Proprties.”
Although there were staff inside McNeil’s office, the door was locked. Several people unrelated to the protest were let into the office.…
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Craft Sale tables are still available for sale at the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum’s 28th annual Christmas Craft Sale on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22. Tables are $50 each, tax included. The museum is located at 21 School Street in Middleton. Call 902-825-6116 for information or to register.
Until November 29 Taking orders until November 30 for annual Christmas Pudding Sale. Call Linda at 902-467-3729 or Shirley at 902-467-3655. $10 each. Approximately one pound, gift wrapped. Proceeds for Grace United Church, Digby.
Food Bank Seeks Volunteers
The Twelve Baskets Food Bank at the corner of Highway 10 and 201 in Nictaux is seeking volunteers for both packing and weighing on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. and/or Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. To volunteer or for further information please call Susan at 902-825-4330.
Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum, open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday from October 1 to December 19. Closed weekends. Call 902-825-6116. Check out the museum web site at www.macdonaldmuseum.ca or Like…
On May 3, 2007, amendments to the Canada Elections Act received royal assent fixing future federal elections to the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous general election. Under this legislation, Canadians are scheduled to go to polls on October 19, 2015.
At the time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was reported to have said that fixed election dates prevent governments from calling snap elections for short-term political advantage. They level the playing field for all parties and the rules are clear for everybody, he argued. In spite of these high-sounding words, fixed election dates seem to add little or no value to the electoral process.
First, the government of the day is not required to follow the legislation with the ruling prime minister still able to call an election whenever it suits their political ambitions. That happened in September 2008 when Prime Minister Harper dissolved the House seeking a majority government. Again in May 2011, an early election was called when the Harper minority government lost a confidence vote (some say the loss was engineered by the government) in the House of Commons.
When the September 2008 election call was challenged in the Federal Court of Canada, the courts ruled that the remedy for the applicant's contention is not for the Federal Court to decide, but rather for the court of the ballot box. The courts said that the legislation is not binding on the government of the day nor can it be enforced by…
Reg Ritchie stood up to a review by his Annapolis County council colleagues Tuesday and has been returned as warden. Deputy Warden Marilyn Wilkins did not reoffer but nominated District 7 councillor Timothy Habinski to fill that role.
Councillor Martha Roberts was also nominated for the deputy position. After a voting stalemate for the position, Habinski's name was drawn for the position.
Annapolis County conducts a warden review after two years.
Something is fishy. Like everyone else I was shocked and saddened by the murders in a three-day period of two young innocent soldiers. I can easily buy the explanation that these crimes were committed by two demented losers who were influenced by the fanatical propaganda of a terrorist group. But still there is something odd about the two stories, that I learned from several non-mainstream Internet sites who have been following them. I'll share the facts they uncovered which are indisputable, though I have no clue as to what they mean.
Let's begin with the October 20 killing in Quebec. The suspect fled the scene with police in hot pursuit, and eventually his car overturned in a ditch and he got out. The Toronto Star covered the event with the aid of reporters from TVA, a Quebec news channel. In their initial story that appeared online on October 20 they cite eyewitness reports that the suspect emerged from the flipped car with his hands in the air and walked toward police. The police opened fire and killed him. There was mention of a knife found at the scene, and TVA ran a photo of a knife on the ground near the suspect's car, but the story clearly stated he was not wielding it. Well surprisingly the next day a different account appeared in the Star with the same title and byline as the original. In the second version there was no mention of witnesses other than the police, and the…