UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!

UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!
Please visit our snazzy new website!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Ground Search & Rescue is Recruiting New Members

MISSION STATEMENT:   The Nova Scotia Ground Search And Rescue Association assists Ground Search and Rescue Teams in their efforts to provide a superior and dedicated level of service to the people of Nova Scotia.


Queens Ground Search & Rescue (QGSR) is one of 24 teams in Nova Scotia. QGSR is a highly trained voluntary organization that provides a unique and essential service for the citizens of Queens County and throughout the province. It is equipped to carry out searches for lost and missing persons in remote, rugged, and inhospitable back-country. QGSAR program is a partnership between the RCMP, the Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association (NSGSARA), and the Emergency Measures Organization . In partnership with the RCMP, Nova Scotia municipal police forces and Parks Canada, ground search volunteers conduct searches for lost persons (in the woods and along coastlines), and assist with community evacuations, searches for plane crash debris and evidence searches with local police.  Our GSAR program reflects the objectives of the National RCMP SAR program and places special emphasis on:

November 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of Ground Search and Rescue in Nova Scotia. In November 1969 the organization was borne when more than 400 volunteers searched for a 35-year-old father of five who had gone missing in a wooded area of the Cape Breton highlands. With thanks to the dedication and relentlessness of these volunteers the man was found alive. Forty years later the Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue organization has grown to more than 1,100 volunteers.

The Emergency Management Office (EMO) plays a huge part in assisting with the administration, coordination and training of Nova Scotia's Ground Search and Rescue (NSGSAR) teams, without charge.

Some trained GSAR members also teach wilderness survival and boating safety education programs for children and adults.


♦ Be a resident of Nova Scotia,
♦ Be at least 18 years of age,
♦ Able to pass a criminal background check,
♦ Want to serve their community and enhance their skills,
♦ Are energetic,
♦ Love the outdoors.
♦Are prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to be involved in searches under trying conditions; regardless of rain, sun, sleet or snow during day or night. 

Phone number
Dave Miller
Kenneth Oickle
Ron Duffney

        Logistics Unit

QGSR has a voluntary auxiliary team that works alongside the QGSR assisting in traffic control duties, organize the fund raising bingos as well as other functions at the rescue hall and work in shadow of the certified team members.

Queens Ground Search and Rescue Association is now recruiting  men and women that are interested in joining their team. All applications will be considered.


Friday, 23 December 2011

Queens Chrysler Dealer - Liverpool

Meet our team:
Peter Roberts  (Sales),
Mark Bollivar (Sales),
Dennis Lavender (General Manager),
Cory Hubley (Parts and Service),
Andrew Corkum (Mechanic) and
Neil Whynot (Detailer)

At Queens Chrysler we appreciate people and cars. We have been in business since  1984 and have a well established reputation as being an excellent dealership, with excellent people. Dennis our general manager has been here with us for 25 years as a salesman, recently promoted to general manager. Peter Roberts is a seasoned salesman and has been with us for 16 years. As most people know we are very pleasant and easy to get along with, and we don't mind having a little fun. It's not necessary for your car purchase to be a stressful transaction, we would not want this for us so we do the favor of not doing that to you! Why can't buying a car be fun and exciting? Well now it is. Come to Queens Chrysler anytime Monday to Friday 9-5:30 and Saturday 9-2.  We would be happy to assist you in any way necessary to ensure you're leaving here with a car you love that suits your needs. Perhaps you may simply need to rent a car for a week or even a few weeks - we can help you out with that as well!
Mark is our newest addition to the team here at Queens Chrysler. He has great sales experience and is waiting to meet you.  He was born and raised in Liverpool and this shows in his attitude and work ethic.
Corey is our parts expert and has been with us for 4 years; he has been a great asset to our company.  He is prompt to solve whatever issue you have.  Whether it is an appointment for an oil change or a hard to find part - Corey will get things done for you.
Neil is our detailer and what a detailer he is, most people did not know their cars could shine and sparkle like they do; until he is done with a wash and shine! Neil has been our detailer for a couple years now and it shows in the quality of his work.
Andrew is our well educated service technician and is Dodge,  Chevrolet and Ford certified to handle any problems or concerns you may have with your vehicle or vehicle related questions. Andrew is new to our team this year but the quality of his work speaks for itself.
We want to thank the community for all the positive experiences we have had with you and we look forward to serving you in the future. Finally, thanks to everyone for your support
 - we love you Queens County  -
and we are so appreciative of your commitment to Queens Chrysler over the years.
Feel free to contact us toll free at
 1-888-408-6313 or locally at 354-2118 
We invite you to our facebook page "Queens Chrysler Limited"

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

GRAND OPENING Queens Place Recreation Centre

Queens Place Recreation Centre Grand Opening
19th December 2011 at 2:00 pm
Scheduled tours begin on Thursday December 15th, 2011
50 Queens Place Drive 
Liverpool, Nova Scotia 
Don't miss it!

The building of Queens Place Recreation Centre has been a shared project between the Federal Government, the Provincial Government and most importantly the people of Queens County. This complex is a beautifully designed venue that will accommodate public events, fitness centre, meeting rooms, arena and tracks.

Queens Place will serve as the central hub for recreational, social and cultural activity for all Queens County residents. Individuals, families, seniors, fitness enthusiasts, cultural groups and service clubs will all have the opportunity to take advantage of the health benefits offered at this extraordinary facility. Our amenities include an NHL-sized arena with seating for 1000 spectators, an indoor track, a fitness centre and studio, a multipurpose community room, a boardroom and meeting area, a youth centre as well as  various common areas throughout the facility.

LIVE LIVERPOOL ... escape from the usual

Friday, 9 December 2011

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"    
Performed by Jack Wynters   
At the Astor Theatre  
Thursday 15th of December 2011  
Tickets are $15.00 per person  

 Mr Wynters is a professional actor and stage performer and his presentation of Dickens' characters grasps the attention of the audience as the story unfolds. This dramatized reading of "A Christmas Carol" is one hour and thirty five minutes plus the intermission. The choir opens the show with Christmas carols which sets the stage for the season. Throughout the performance the carolers enter stage left with a variety of carols fitting to the dialogue of the story of Scrooge and the three ghosts and the lives of Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. Wynters' reading brings the story's characters, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, to life and has the audience firstly in laughter and then later in tears. There is a great joy to giving to those less fortunate at Christmas, or for every day of the year for that matter; even Scrooge discovers that.
Charles Dickens himself presented hundreds of performances of this story in various places in Europe and not uncommonly in North America. Dickens first trip to Canada was in 1842 and was a great success despite his support for his abolition of slavery. Dickens' second visit to America was in 1867 and by the time he completed his tour and boarded his ship to return to England he was gravely ill. In 1868-1869 he toured England, Scotland and Ireland with his "farewell readings".  By April 1869 he collapsed with a mild stroke. With medical approval he again returned to the stage, although still in grave health, to perform 12 shows between the 11th of January and the 15th of March 1870. His final performance was before the Prince and Princess of Wales. June 8th, 1870 he died at home from a stroke.  His last words were alleged to have been:

Be natural my children.
For the writer that is natural has fulfilled all the rules of art.

You tube video clip of "A Christmas Carol":

Friday, 2 December 2011

Lady Bug Endangered

Their scientific names (Coleoptera, meaning "sheath-winged", and Coccinellidae, meaning "little red sphere") can be quite a mouthful, but by whatever name you call them, Ladybugs are well-known and well-loved all over the Earth.  Nearly 400 species of Ladybug live in North America, and there are nearly 5,000 species worldwide.  Also commonly known as the Lady Beetle or Ladybird Beetle, the name of these insects reflects the global admiration of mankind.  None are much larger than a pencil-eraser (some are even smaller) and they come in a wide variety of colors, including red, orange, pink, yellow and black.  They can have as many as 20 spots.....or no spots at all.  They're also one of the few insects who hibernate during the winter months (called "over-wintering"), emerging in the spring to lay their eggs. There are many kinds of Lady bugs and some are endangered! A nine spotted ladybug is very rare, thought to be extinct but seen in 2006. Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing.  Over the past twenty years several native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare.  During this same time ladybugs from other places have greatly increased both their numbers and range.  Some ladybugs are simply found in new places.  This is happening very quickly and we don’t know how, or why, or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low. Bugs are not the least endangered but the most, because the smallest change in temp, environment, etc affects them greatly! 

  Ladybug, Oh Where Are You?

Ladybug, ladybug
red with black spot are you,
climbing up that rose
you are in view...
ladybug, ladybug
oh where are you now,
the sun is down,
I don't see you around...
tucked away 
inside a rose,
do you lay
sleeping sound?
down a country lane
or on my window pane...
ladybug, ladybug
please come back again
By: Marie Lawrence


Liverpool ....for inexpensive, seaside, retirement
semi-retirement living