The Uniacke Newsletter has been part of our community since 1971 and continues to be delivered by our dedicated volunteers.

Email us at editor@uniackenewsletter.ca or phone us at 902-452-0603 for our ad pricing. Please leave a voicemail message. We promise to return the call.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions concerning this site or the Newsletter feel free to contact us.

Rosanne Bland, Editor
Joyce Steadman, Bookkeeper

26 Beamish Road
Mount Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0
902-452-0603

NOTICE TO ALL OUR READERS

We have now uploaded a letter from Blackburn English Barristers and Solicitors regarding the proposed quarry in our community. There is more information that we could not upload due to size of file. If you wish to have a copy of the entire file, please e-mail the editor of the Uniacke Newsletter and we will send it to you.

WINTER MAINTENANCE AND ROAD SAFETY TIPS – NOVA SCOTIA TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL

This winter so far has truly been trying for many residents in Mount Uniacke and beyond and we would like to take this time to thank the Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Team throughout the province – especially the team representatives who look after our community of Mount Uniacke. There has been much more snow than what we are used to receiving and it makes us feel good to see that we have been receiving excellent road-clearing which has kept our community “open”. Whether the snow-clearing was on paved roads or gravel roads, we were kept cleared

HALIFAX STANFIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – STORM DELAYS

To the employees and volunteers at Halifax Stanfield International. After a less-than-desirable experience in the Montreal Airport we received outstanding customer service from employees at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. We feel that it is necessary to give credit where credit is due. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to the airport authorities and Tartan volunteers for providing mats, pillows and blankets to stranded passengers (ourselves included) on February 17, 2015 (1 a.m). Thank you very much.

Sincerely the George Family

UDS REUNION 2015 – CLASSES: 1974 – 1984

Event Details: August 22, 2015 – Mount Uniacke Royal Canadian Legion, 18 Veterans Lane, Mount Uniacke

Times: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Meet and Greet – students, and teachers only.
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner and clean-up – open to students and teachers only.
8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Dance – depending on occupancy numbers spouses may be able to attend.
Cost will be $60.00/person. This will include a Reunion T-Shirt, supper and the entertainment.
We are limited to 268 attendees so you will need to make your payment early

BUS STOP SAFETY: PICK-UP / DROP-OFF

(In response to a concern from one of our readers as reported in last month’s issue of the Uniacke Newsletter.)

Each day, the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s fleet of 200 buses transports over 17,000 students to and from schools across the board.
In a given year, CCRSB buses travel more than 1,000,000 kilometers!
Safety and security is the top priority for students on buses, and at bus stops.
When picking students up or dropping them off at bus stops, parents/guardians need to remember to observe the rules of the road:
• Do not park facing the wrong way on the road. Find

ST. PADDY’S LUNCH

WHERE: Church of the Holy Spirit, 1231 Highway #1, Lakelands
WHEN: March 21, 2015 11am – 1pm
BRUNCH: fish cakes, homemade beans, brown bread, dessert, tea, coffee and Shamrock Punch
COST: $10 per person (children under 5 FREE)

BOULDERWOOD STABLES – MARCH BREAK COMMUNITY SWIM

Thursday, March 19, 2015
FREE community swim for East Hants Residents of all ages.
6-8 PM

Come out and enjoy the warmth of our pool.
We have installed a new heating system for your enjoyment and comfort.
Boulderwood “cool” pool is no longer available.

We’re HOT!!

1-866-499-9138 for more info

#16 GO GREEN – TAKE CHARGE BY JESSICA LAKE-CROSSLEY

IS CANADA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH?

Do the following statistics surprise you?

1. On any given day, about 1,000 Canadians are living under a drinking water advisory which means the water in their taps is not safe.

2. 25% of Canadians who live below the poverty line live within a kilometre of a major polluting facility.

3. Many of our foods have been subjected to hundreds of pesticides already banned in other nations because of concerns about their effects on human health including increased risk of cancer, acute toxicity, developmental disorders, reproductive problems, organ damage, and interference with the human hormone system.

4.

TO THE COMMUNITY OF MOUNT UNIACKE

Jessica 1
Jessica 2
Jessica 3
Our daughter Jessica had surgery in October 2014 to treat her idiopathic scoliosis. Jessica has received much support from our community of Mount Uniacke as well as friends and family both near and far. We wanted to take the time to give everyone an update as we have reached approximately the half way mark in her recovery. For us as a