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Friday, 27 January 2012

Beautiful Wintery Liverpool

Although Liverpool seems to be situated in the "banana belt" of the Maritime provinces some winter does come but once a year. Most winters offer little snow and the average temperatures are slightly below zero; most days are sunny with clear blue skies (after the winter fog has drifted back to sea). However the winter season's activities, for those winter weather enthusiasts, can be found just a short drive away.

Here are just a few attractions for those winter weather enthusiasts:
  • While summer surf is pleasantly safe here in Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Ocean is at its zenith during the winter. Tropical storms and hurricane winds batter the rugged coastline from August to November and provide the best surfing conditions.
  • Here in Nova Scotia, the white of snow and bareness of the trees makes for spectacular and striking winter photography.
  • Since the first Asians trekked across the Bering Strait into North America, snowshoes have been by far the most effective way to travel the snow by foot. And since it takes less than 20 minutes to learn, it is the ideal physical activity for young and old alike
  • Our trails are plentiful and offer every type of glorious vista from woods to water. The Snow Mobile Association of Nova Scotia has tracked out trails from the southwestern tip of the province all the way to Cape Breton.
  • Ski Wentworth has seventeen alpine trails and four snowtubing trails. Ski Wentworth is in the WentworthValley, about an eighty minute drive from Halifax on Highway #4.
  • People from around the world have come to Kejimkujik National Park--in the summer, that is. But the winter provides a much more fascinating view. Keji is such a striking area that to avoid camping there in the winter just because of cooler temperatures, is almost a crime.  The wildlife is more at ease, and more easily seen, you can skate on the lakes, hike through the trails, or photograph the spectacular scenery. And there is a peacefulness in the air that simply cannot be felt during the peak of summer season.
  • Ski Martock. A resort that knows how to use snow to its best advantage, it even offers annual dog sled racing events and grounds for daily sledding for those non-competitive types.
  • The 'big' birds (Eagles) are particularly plentiful from January through to March each year and the people of Sheffield Mills, Kings County wants everyone to see them. Local residents have organized a truly unique event for the past decade,  "Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch", which runs annually for two weekends beginning on the last weekend in January.
  • Ice climbing (though a relatively new sport to Nova Scotia) is the next "peak" for all mountain climbing enthusiasts. A capable body and a spirit of adventure are all you need to go on an ice climbing tour with Luke Marshall of Belay* Fundy Waterfall Ice-Climbing, Hantsport.

Tide Calendar:

A Guide to Winter Sports -  by Thea Atkinson:

Friday, 20 January 2012

Queens General Hospital Expansion

This $16 million dollar expansion will begin in May / June of 2012 and construction is expected to be complete by December 2013. The Queens General Health Project will keep Queens General viable and relevant for the future of Queens County.
The current 22 bed medical unit will be upgraded to a standard that will ensure quality care for the community. Four rooms will contain two beds each and 14 rooms will be single occupancy - each bed will include private washroom facilities.  The new medical unit will include a model of shared professional care where doctors and nurses align to provide care to acutely ill patients; with advanced technology and equipment to increase the level of patient care.
Queens General Hospital's infrastructure will be expanded and re-engineered to fit a larger footprint to provide a new approach to delivering services in a collaborative approach.
Queens General is a teaching community and the hospital expansion will provide areas suitable for teaching and accommodating ever changing technology.

The completion of this project will effect
  •  the average hospital patient -  with the best possible care
  • the health care provider -  with immediate access to patient's medical history and better available professional development
  • the general community  - with an increased focus on staying well and preventing illness
  • the health care management -  with the attraction and retention of future health care providers.
Visit the website - Keeping us Strong

A thriving community needs a place where its people can receive a high standard of health care close to home; where travelling a long distance is needed only for the most complex health concerns or for specialized care.

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Immigrate to Nova Scotia

Immigration is a huge endeavour and may seem daunting for most people; Canada has recently made changes, to the rules, to streamline the process.

There are a number of different categories of Canadian immigration:
Economic immigration 
For citizens of most countries, working in Canada requires the appropriate visa. One of the most popular types is the Federal Skilled Worker Class Visa, which seeks to attract people with desirable skills and experience to contribute to the economy. Successful applicants receive permanent residence status, affording them all the rights of a Canadian citizen except the right to vote. Those who don't meet the criteria for skilled workers can apply for a regular work permit, which requires an offer of employment from a Canadian business. Economic immigration is also possible under an investor visa, which grants permanent residence to anyone with the intention of setting up a business in Canada.
Family visas 
Canadian visa applicants are eligible for family visas if they have family members in Canada who are willing to sponsor them. This type of visa is only available in certain provinces, and depends on whether the sponsor has sufficient income to support the visa applicant.
Student visas 
Anyone planning to study in Canada for more than six months will require a Canadian study visa. This type of visa must be applied for as soon as the student receives a letter of acceptance from an educational institution.
Tourist visas 
Canadian Temporary Resident Visas – often referred to as tourist visas – allow tourists to stay in Canada for a maximum of six months. They are not allowed to work during this period and must agree to leave the country before the six-month period expires.

Nova Scotia / UK Drivers License Agreement:

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration: 

Canadian Health Care: 


Friday, 6 January 2012

New Junior High School To Open 2013

Liverpool will see the opening of the new Junior High School in September 2013. This 15 million dollar project will be built on the very site of the existing school, right in the heart of the community. There will be a small shift in the students with the opening of the new school as the Grade 9 students will be moved to the High School and the Grade 6 students will move from the Elementary School to the Junior High School. Therefore the new school will take on the the "middle school" concept (grades 6-8)  which is a relatively new model for the mid-level grades.  Junior high schools were created for the purpose of "bridging the gap between the elementary and the high school".

Liverpool .... educating our young
to build a better community for tomorrow

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