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CHIGNECTO-CENTRAL REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release
Tatamagouche schools closed for the day
Monday Sept. 18, 2017 – Truro, NS – Tatamagouche schools, including Tatamagouche Elementary and North Colchester High, have been closed for the day at the request of the RCMP.
This was done as a precautionary measure due to an active situation in the community. Any students who were already on a bus are safely waiting for pick-up by a parent or guardian at Tatamagouche Elementary School.
Buses traveling from the River John area to Pictou County schools will not be running today.
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Media contact: Darcy MacRae, Communications Manager

UNIACKE UNION CHURCH

The stabilization project is complete. Our sincerest thanks to all those who made donations to this heritage project. 1st Century Movers of New Glasgow NS began this work August 22 by raising the building. Eventually, a concrete footing and foundation wall were installed, and sections of the 185 year old sill were replaced. The sills appear to be hand hewn hemlock beams, 8” x 9” with mortised, hand cut spruce beams laid lengthwise under the floor. The building was reset on the foundation September 8th. Some follow-up work remains to be done. Next year, the Trustee Association hopes to

SACKVILLE RIVERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER

Last year, community contributions to the Sackville Rivers Association’s (SRA) Annual Dinner and Auction helped us raise over $8,000 for the improvement and conservation of the Sackville River and surrounding watershed.

The SRA continues our mandate of conservation, including in-stream habitat improvements at various locations throughout the watershed, fish stocking, and river clean-ups by volunteers of all ages. We have continued improvements to our Bedford-Sackville Connector Greenway trail that now stretches from Bedford Basin to Lower Sackville and is used by hundreds of walkers, cyclists and runners and are nearing completion of Section B of the Sackville Greenway from

INTEGRITY CHEER EMPIRE

Click on the link below and read more about this great program.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BiCxYuZ-ajAy085Svznuay5NXzaK4UuBPkrlC5pUijE/edit

NATIONAL SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK IS COMING TO MOUNT UNIACKE!

“The Nationwide Science Festival, which began in Toronto in 2014, is entering its fourth year of showcasing science outreach across the country and from September 18-24 you can come to the Mount Uniacke Library for five great events. Fun with bubbles, engineering with marshmallows, a lego building challenge and more – bring your kids to the library to have hands-on fun with science! If you want to go even further, other branches of the Colchester-East Hants Libraries are set to be participating and the Halifax Public Library is in as well – meaning whatever age you may be

UNIACKE ESTATE 2017 SEASON

*Uniacke Estate Museum Park opened for the season on June 1st. We have been very busy with schools participating in our Trip to the Past program.
* Please note that the main entrance to the park is still closed while repairs are being made to the road. Also, the ramp to the museum is temporarily closed due to construction. Please use caution as construction is ongoing around the back entrance of the house.
*Tickets are available for our evening behind-the-ropes tour, Sunset Secrets. On Saturday, August 26th from 6pm to 8pm visitors will explore the rooms with the ropes down,

SCOUTING NEWS – BEAVER LEADERS NEEDED

We are looking for Beaver Leaders to help with our Beaver Colony, youth aged 5 – 7 years.
If you are interested, please contact Don Hartlen at 902-866-2779.
Yours in Scouting,
Don Hartlen, Group Commissioner