Clare and Digby minor hockey players are one step closer to playing together.
At a meeting on Monday, July 21 the Clare Minor Hockey Association voted 82 per cent in favour of amalgamating with Digby.
Digby is not its own association but is currently a division within the Western Valley Hockey Association.
The Digby members voted in favour of leaving the WVHA at meeting in early July and now the two Digby County groups are just waiting for the WVHA to vote on letting Digby go.
Each of the five districts – Bridgetown, Middleton, Greenwood, Berwick and Digby – get five votes at the WVHA meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
If that votes goes the way Digby and Clare hope, then the Digby and Clare groups will discuss modifications to the CMHA constitution such as boundaries and make up of the board.
And then, the final step in joining the two groups, the members of the CMHA will vote on the modifications to the constitution.
President of the CMHA Michel Comeau says the amalgamation will be a win-win for everyone.
“Oh there are so many wins with this,” he said. “We’ll have better numbers to make better teams, more competitive teams, we’ll have a deeper pool of volunteers, more referees. It’s very positive.”
Comeau says a bigger association will enable them to possibly suit up three strong lines for the competitive teams, allowing the better players to play to their level.
On the other hand, some players who previously made…
People on Digby Neck will be able to stock up on cold beer for the August long weekend without coming into town.
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation officially awarded an agency licence to Walker’s Convenience in Centreville on Tuesday, July 22 and owner Krissy Walker says her first order is scheduled to arrive Wednesday, July 30.
“The people here can’t wait,” she said. “It’s going to be just like Christmas.”
Walker has emptied some shelves at the back of the store and purchased a new cooler for the alcohol products.
She says she’ll stock any product her customers want to buy.
She hopes the alcohol will mean more traffic through the store and increased sales for other products like ice, pop, lottery items and tobacco.
Because next weekend is a long weekend and because people may come in bigger numbers out of curiosity, she is staffing an extra person from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation let a tender in June for an agency store on Digby Neck and one near Concession in Digby County, for the East Bay/Ben Eoin area of Cape Breton County, for the Cape North area in Victoria County, for the Port Bickerton area of Guysborough County, for the Brookfield area of Colchester County and one for the Peggy’s Cove area.
The NSLC started awarding licences for private agency stores in 2000 and there are now almost 60 of them in the province.
The NSLC looks to establish agency…
Scallop Day runners will be racing beside the ocean this year.
After ten years of running two loops of downtown Digby, participants in this year’s race will run along the Shore Road beside the Annapolis Basin.
Digby Area Recreation (DARC) took over organization of the race from the Kelli Janson last year and this year they’re changing both the route and adding a 10k category as well.
“We’re hoping to attract more runners and to give local runners a bigger goal to work towards,” said Cara Sunderland, active living coordinator with DARC. “Shore Road is a beautiful run and it will be nice to show off that scenic route to the runners we get from Halifax, the South Shore and from all across Nova Scotia.”
Sunderland says a lot of Digby runners and walkers use that route already to enjoy the sunsets, sunrises over the Basin, the fishing boats coming and going and the fresh breezes off the water.
The race will start and finish at the Heritage Centre in downtown Digby just like it always has, but runners will turn out the Racquette Road to the Shore Road.
The Town of Digby has given DARC permission to close Birch Street and the Racquette Road as far as the intersection with the Shore Road.
From there, DARC is seeking permission from the Department of Transportation to have racers running on the side of the road.
Volunteers will stop traffic at the Racquette intersection to allow runners to cross to the…
The whole wedding party was marching through downtown Digby, the men in jeans and bright green vests, the women in bright green dresses, all of them in cowboy boots, even the bride.
People driving by were honking and waving to the newlyweds, Jordan and Lauren O’Neill who had just been married in Digby on Saturday, July 19.
They were headed to the marina for photos by the water with the boats in the background.
In fact the couple lives in Edmonton now, hadn’t been back in three years and came home partly because they wanted wedding pictures by the ocean in their hometown.
Suddenly, as they’re walking through town, the groom ran out in the middle of the street and told everyone to line up on the crosswalk near Club 98 and the northern end of the Admiral’s Walk.
“Our photographer had seen something like it on Pinterest,” said Lauren. “But for us it was a spontaneous thing. We thought it was nice to have all the buildings in the background. We grew up here, this is where we spent all of our lives until we moved out west.
“It’s nice to have a picture that reminds us of or home,” said Lauren.
People on the Digby Courier’s Facebook group think it’s nice too – almost 400 people liked the picture the first day it was posted there.
The couple’s photographer was Monika Dorey and more photos from the wedding can be viewed on her Facebook page… 1