A large crowd was on hand in Sandford on Friday to watch the Cole & Morgan make its way down Main Shore Road. Extra precautions were taken as the ship went around the corner of the Ross Durkee Road and down the hill to the wharf.
YARMOUTH – It seems like the golfing season would never start but now it’s almost over. This part of Nova Scotia was blessed with excellent golfing weather beginning in early July and continuing until that nor’easter rain-wind event on Oct. 22-24.
As of Oct. 23, the company had 43 motorcoach trips on the books for its 2015 season. This is increase from 19 tours in its inaugural season.
YARMOUTH -- In the coming months, the Municipality of Argyle will go through a series of steps to determine what to do with its administration building in Tusket.
Among the questions to be addressed is whether to do a retrofit of the existing structure or to build a new one.
A proposed timeline for the project has it being completed by mid-2016, although how soon the work is finished will hinge on various factors.
Public consultation will be part of the process and this could happen as early as the spring, according to the draft timeline distributed to Argyle council members for the municipality’s most recent regular monthly council meeting.
The timeline may change, said Alain Muise, the Municipality of Argyle’s chief administrative officer, adding that it was placed on the agenda to give council a sense of how long such projects can take.
“We are engaging an engineering firm to update figures we were given on retrofit,” he said, “and we will be engaging local contractors in the discussion of retrofit versus new construction in the interest of obtaining expert advice in this respect.”
The process – as described in the timeline given to council – would include:
--preparing an assessment report on the present building
--determining needs with regard to things like space and parking
--taking into account environmental considerations
--looking at possible uses for the old building
--visiting other municipal buildings
--conducting public meetings
--confirming funding for the project.
“The timeline for construction/retrofit may be a bit…