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NADINE WALSH

Nadine
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.

UNIACKE & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT

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

WILDFIRE RISK SEASON HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 22 (from March 15).

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

MOUNT UNIACKE COMMUNITY FLAG

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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

KEEP CALM

SENIORS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO IS HERE
50+ EXHIBITORS

Presented by: Hants County Seniors Safety Assoc.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

WINDSOR LEGION
34 Elm Street
FREE ADMISSION
COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH

WELCOME ALL SENIORS

THE GREAT NOVA SCOTIA PICK-ME-UP CHALLENGE IN MOUNT UNIACKE

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

NOVA SCOTIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

THE JIMMY FLYNN COMEDY SHOW

Jimmy Flynn
Saturday, June 13
Uniacke & District Br. #165
(Downstairs Hall)
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.
LIMITED SEATING
OPEN BAR – Must be 19 years and over

MOUNT UNIACKE CLEAN UP PARTY (MUC-UP)

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

VOLUNTEER CITIZENS ON PATROL – EAST HANTS

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

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BURSARY INFORMATION

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