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Garfield Anthony of East Uniacke has passed away.
There will be visitation at Uniacke Baptist Church, Tuesday June 23, 7–9pm.
A celebration of life service will follow Wed. June 24, 2pm.
Following the service, the Anthony family invite anyone wishing to express condolences to a reception at their son’s home at 205 Kernwood Dr. Sackville.
Donations may be made to the Ivy Meadows Nursing Home in Beaverbank.
Throughout the month of June, the Traffic Services Unit of the Nova Scotia RCMP will be focusing their enforcement efforts on speeding and aggressive driving.
Each year in Canada, traffic collisions account for approximately 3,000 deaths and 19,000 serious injuries within RCMP jurisdictions. In the past six years in Nova Scotia, speed was a factor in over 260 motor vehicle collisions, resulting in 108 deaths.
Speeding falls under the broader term of aggressive driving, which is driving that involves operating a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers, or is likely to endanger, persons or property. It may range
AFF OUTDOOR FILM EXPERIENCE PRESENTS **THE SUMMER OF SUPER HEROES**
(visit atlanticfilm.com/superheroes for details)
Sunnyside Mall Drive in Theatre
Donations in support of the Special Olympics
Sunday, June 28/15 9:30 PM
**AFF’s inflatable screen will be in the parking lot between Sunnyside Mall and the Royal Bank Building
**Gates open at 8:30 pm, movie will start at 9:30 pm
**Max 100 cars and open seating area for 200 (please bring your own lawn chairs for the seating area)
**Entrance is free + free popcorn (while supplies last)
**Volunteers for the Special Olympics will be collecting donations
**Food Trucks from the
The East Hants Historical Society is holding an online auction as a fundraiser for the organization. Money raised will be used to fund the Lower Selma Museum & Heritage Cemetery. Click on the link to our site and see what’s ready for your bid! There are 19 donated items. The site is ready for viewing now, with bidding to start June 15 and close June 30. This is the first time for this fundraising venture and we are anxious to see how it will go. The URL is www.32auctions.com/ehhistoricalsociety. So go in and have a look. It’s a
There will be a CRAFT FAIR on June 13th and June 14th at the Mount Uniacke Fire Hall
10AM – 3 PM both days
There will be 20 vendors displaying their wares.
Come out and see what we have and what you need – or want.
Enjoy these two days to your heart’s content.
The children and staff at St. Paul’s Nursery would like to thank UDS bus drivers PJ and Cheryl for visiting us earlier this year. They explained school bus safety and rules to the children and then drove us to Uniacke District to show them where their bus would unload on their first day of big school.
An added treat was a stop at Withrow’s for ice cream. Thanks to the staff at Withrow’s for their patience. It’s not easy dipping 24 ice creams in a row!
WE should also thank the school bus Transportation Supervisor, Allan Elliot,
293 Etter Road
Mount Uniacke 902-866-2510
St. Paul’s Nursery is a licensed pre-school staffed by qualified, experienced child care providers. We have been serving families in Mount Uniacke and surrounding areas for over 30 years. St. Paul’s is a fun place of learning, caring and sharing and a great place for your child to enjoy the company of others. There are classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for three year olds and Monday, Wednesday and Friday for four year olds. We are currently accepting registrations for classes starting in September 2015 and spaces are very
Nadine was nominated as a Shining Star volunteer by Girl Guides Canada because her hard work and dedication to enrollment in the Mount Uniacke program has more than doubled. Nadine could not attend the Volunteer Awards Presentation and there was no photo available for last month’s issue of the Uniacke Newsletter. A surprise presentation was arranged with the Girl Guides and Nadine’s award was presented by Councilor Rosanne Bland with members of the 1st Carter Brownie Unit present.
Brush fire season is upon us. Even though we had heavy snow this winter that stayed late into the spring, the long grass and other brush dried out quite quickly once the snow receded and this is susceptible to igniting with stray sparks and embers from camp fires or brush fires. We want to remind all community members to abide by the burning restrictions put into place by the Provincial Department of Natural Resources.
Remember to check the provincial website, www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe, daily to check for any burning restrictions or call 1-855-564-2876. All burning is banned daily between
There is no need to check the provincial website for burning restrictions until April 22.
Burn permits are NO LONGER required when burning wood and wood by-products. Instead of purchasing a burn permit at the fire department, you must now check the provincial map to see if burning is allowed in your area or call 1-855-564-2876.
Brush Burning Tips: Here are a few quick steps to take when burning brush on your property. First of all, let’s define brush burning. Domestic brush burning is burning woody debris in 2 piles or fewer which are no wider than 3
In view of the forthcoming 200th Anniversary of Uniacke, it would be desirable for all visitors and residents to see the Uniacke flag displayed at all local business facilities, public offices and private residences during the summer of 2015.
The Uniacke Flag was designed by the Uniacke District School students and teachers in 1994 and displayed during the 1995 celebrations at the Uniacke Estate with the Lieutenant Governor in attendance.
The professionally-manufactured flag can be obtained from the original producer at a reasonable
SENIORS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO IS HERE
Presented by: Hants County Seniors Safety Assoc.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
34 Elm Street
WELCOME ALL SENIORS
The challenge is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015.
We are looking for volunteers with the following attributes:
**arms and legs to walk the roadsides and ditches to pick up and bag litter and willing to get dirty while having fun….
**trucks and / or trailers to patrol and pick up full bags of garbage and transport to dumpsters at the Uniacke and District Volunteer Fire Hall
**BBQ skills and a BBQ (or two) to set up and cook for the hungry, hard-working volunteers
See you at the Mount Uniacke Community Fire Hall at 9AM sharp for a day full of
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development introduced a new Action Plan (http://www.ednet.ns.ca/files/2015/Education_Action_Plan_2015_EN.pdf) for Education in January. It was based on feedback from more than 19,000 Nova Scotians who participated in a survey last year, hosted by the Minister’s Panel on Education. The Action Plan focusses on renewing, refocussing and rebuilding the education system.
As part of this work, the department is developing new homework standards for students from grade primary – 12. A new provincial homework policy will help schools be more consistent in the type of homework students receive. It will also ensure that
Saturday, June 13
Uniacke & District Br. #165
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm (with 2 x 45 minute sets)
CANTEEN will be OPEN
Advance Tickets: $20/person or $25 at the door
Tickets can be purchased at the Branch.
OPEN BAR – Must be 19 years and over
Saturday, June 6, 2015, is litter clean-up day and we are seeking volunteers with:
- Arms and legs to walk the roadsides and ditches to pick up and bag litter (you will get dirty);
- Trucks and/or trailers to patrol and pick up full bags of garbage and transport to dumpsters (to be located at the Fire Hall)
- BBQ skills (Chef-de-MUC-Up) and a BBQ (or two) to set up and cook for the hungry (food, etc. to be supplied).
In 2013, we became part of the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway program serving the No. 1 Highway from the Mount Uniacke Irving to the
Everyone is interested in living in a safe, crime free community and in ours, the RCMP would like to have your help in making it so. You can assist by joining “Citizens on Patrol”, the organization of residents willing to spend some of their free time actually patrolling the area under the jurisdiction of the East Hants Detachment of the RCMP. In the information which follows, our group will be referred to as COP.
WHAT IS COP?
Citizens on Patrol is a community based volunteer initiative consisting of organized groups of citizens working in conjunction with the RCMP
30+ years. Left to right: Henry Raymakers, Morris Williams, Ernest Moore, John Kingston. (missing from photo Darrell Hiltz). Note: Morris has been a volunteer firefighter for 59 years!!!
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 165 is offering TWO $1,000.00 Bursaries to students graduating High School and entering Post Graduate study:
a. students must reside within the area served
by Uniacke District School (corresponds also to the area served by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #165)
b. based on financial need of student
c. all information provided by the students will be held in strict confidence
d. to be presented at graduation in June and paid to the students upon proof of registration in a college, university, or community college
e. students will still be considered if in possession of other bursaries if less than $2,000.00
f. applicable to first year