Mar 05

Lily’s Hill Winners

Recreation Nova Scotia has posted the winners of the Lucky Draw…


Thank you so much for participating in this year’s Lucky Duck Lottery!
Here is a list of this year’s winners:
All of the following info has also been posted on our website at
Congrats to This Year’s Lucky Duck Lottery Winners:
7 Draws for $100:
1. Paul McLean – New Glasgow (Ticket #13540)
2.Doris Labor – Queens County (Ticket #07241)
3.Jason Oakley – Halifax (Ticket #57829)
4. Anne Gillis – Pugwash (Ticket #26301)
5. Kathy Iceton – Halifax (Ticket #37741)
6. John Aylwarg – Falmouth (Ticket #18510)
7. John Wright – Trenton (Ticket #16037)
3rd Prize – Weekend Getaway at Digby Pines Resort ($400 Value!):
Elijah Czernon – North Preston
2nd Prize – $500 Cash!:
Steve Bolger – Bear Point, Shag Harbour
1st Prize – $3000 Cash!:
Sarah Burns (Ticket #23106)
Also, Congrats to the Nova Scotia Mass Choir on Winning an Additional $100
for their organization! They managed to sell 97% of their tickets in order
to be entered into the $100 draw!

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Mar 02

May 23 The Annual Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Silent Auction

May 23:  The annual Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic
Affairs Banquet and Silent Auction will be held at the Sheet Harbour Lions
Centre on Saturday, May 23. Cocktails and viewing of Auction Items at 6:30
pm; Dinner at 7 pm; Auction at 8:30 pm. $30 a ticket. Contact Wanda
Purcell 902-885-2504 at MacDonald Chisholm and Trask for tickets.

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Feb 25

Volunteer with Elderdog Canada

ElderDog Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors and senior dogs. We have received funding through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for a pilot project in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to:


  • Develop a volunteer recruitment model for seniors
  • Recruit and train senior volunteers to help seniors

We are looking for volunteers in rural and urban communities in HRM


We are looking for people  who:

  • Have empathy with seniors
  • Love dogs
  • Are organized
  • Can make a time commitment
  • Possess good leadership skills
  • Have previous volunteer experience


If you are 60+ years and interested in volunteering with us, please join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 11am-12:30p at the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association, 100 W East River Road, Sheet Harbour. 


Please RSVP or for more information contact us at  1-855-336-4226 or  oolunteer

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Feb 09

Start 2015 off on the right foot–with walking

Start 2015 on the Right foot —-With walking
Where: Sheet Harbour Consolidated School
Drop in starting January 12, 2015
When: Monday nights 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Cost: FREE
Log book and Pedometer (loaner) provided
Everyone Welcome!
What to bring: Water, indoor footwear
Promoting Health living and getting active in the winter months. If you have any ideas or suggestions please let us know. For more information contact: Wanda Scott 902-885-2236 Ruby Gammon 902-885-2720

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Feb 07

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Jan 27

Celebrate Winter Walk Month

Celebrate Winter Walk Month
YOUR COMMITMENT HELPS PREVENT DISEASE. Eighty per cent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented. That’s why we invest in research to improve the health of Canadians by decreasing their risk factors. Walking is a great way to decrease your risk factors and here is an exciting event to motivate you!
Who: Walkabout leaders/ambassadors
What: Celebrate Winter Walk Month
Where: Anywhere in Nova Scotia (outdoors or indoors)
When: Wednesday, Feb 4 – Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Why: Winter is a wonderful time to walk. Don’t let cold, wind, snow or rain keep you and your friends from heading out for a walk. Dress for the weather! Enjoy the many opportunities to go for a walk during our beautiful Nova Scotia winter.
How: Here are some planning steps for your very own Winter Walk Month. At the end of the challenge, all group ballots are entered into a draw for a gift package.
1) A Walkabout Community leader register their group and participant names by e-mail to by February 1st. Space is limited so be sure to register early!
2) Groups require a minimum of 3 people (age does not matter) to walk or roll together as a group for at least 10 minutes at least once a week. Indoor or outdoor walking counts!
3) Promote the walk day(s) of the week to your group.
4) When a group has walked for 10 minutes (or more) together during the week and notifies us at – they will receive a weekly virtual ballot.
5) Groups also have the opportunity to choose one day in February to celebrate Winter Walk Day. If you choose to participate, we will send some incentives your way to make that walk extra fun, and you will receive an extra virtual ballot for the prize draw.
6) Please “like” us on Facebook, We love posting new pictures to our Facebook page, so please post your walking pictures there!
Enjoy your walk with your group!
Happy Winter walking,
Catherine Droesbeck / Tracy Burgess / Claire MacLean Community Health Promotion Coordinators for Central / Western / Eastern Regions

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Jan 25

Cash injection to boost Eastern Shore Tourism

Cash injection to be used to boost Eastern Shore tourism
Published January 24, 2015 – 9:15pm
Communities from Jeddore to Sherbrooke are hoping new federal funding will help boost tourism in the area.
Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Association will receive $44,375 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to develop a tourism plan for the area, Peter MacKay announced in Sheet Harbour on Saturday.
That money, along with another $12,625 contributed by local businesses, the Halifax Regional Municipality and the District of Saint Mary’s, will be used to identify the region’s tourism strengths and design a way to promote them.
The federal funding will be funnelled through the Strategic Tourism Expansion Program, which aims to help communities become tourism destinations. The program is already underway in both Baddeck and Louisbourg and has been completed in Alma, N.B., and Tignish and Souris, P.E.I.
“Our support for the Bay of Islands STEP program will generate new opportunities and economic benefits, not only for the Eastern and Northumberland Shores, but also for the entire region by building on the communities’ assets and enhancing their potential as tourism destinations,” MacKay said in a news release.

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Jan 23

Penny Auction 28 March at the Sheet Harbour Lions center

Rosie Barkhouse is once again co-ordinating a Fund Raiser in support of
the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.   Rosie has been a
firefighter with the Sheet Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, Station 28,
for many years and has tirelessly sponsored this event. She is hosting a
Penny Auction at the Sheet Harbour Lions Centre on March 28 with doors
opening at 1 pm.  The Auction will begin at 2 pm. All proceeds will go to
the Burn Unit.  She is requesting any donations towards the Penny Auction
and you can contact her at 902-885-2957.

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Jan 18

Seaside Fitness Center

Seaside Fitness Centre in the Bluewater Building in Sheet Harbour—Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-9:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-12:00PM—for more info ph 902-885-2654

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Jan 14

Ramblings of an Old Goat


It can be a terrible experience, especially for women, although it can be hard for men also.
I am starting my third week at the Lodge That Gives, a Cancer Society sponsored, home away from home, for people being treated for cancer at the Dickson building in Halifax. I am a man, and already bald, but there are a lot of ladies in the lodge that are losing their hair, but they couldn’t be in a  better place while going through this terrible part of their lives. People come and go as they start or finish their treatment, there are appx 34 people there at any given time, and it is one great support group. After the first couple of days every one relaxes a bit as they get to know others, and they soon realise that everyone is in the same boat, fighting one or another type of cancer, and before long they are joking around, and staring this disease in the face, ready to fight it with every ounce of strength in their body. There is no charge to stay, and every effort is made to make everyone feel welcome, and at home. I thank the Cancer Society, and everyone who supports it, for this facility and the support it gives the many people battling this terrible disease. This is a little story, that shows a positive attitude to this situation. A Lady woke up one morning and looked at her head after weeks of chemo therapy, and saw that she only had three hairs on her head. So she said to herself, what am I going to do with my hair today, I think I will braid it. The next morning she found only two hairs on her head and she said to herself, I think I will make pigtails today. The next day there was only one hair on her head, she thought to herself, great, this is the perfect day for a pony tail. Fight on everyone, this disease will be beaten.

Untill next time, The Old Goat.


I just got back from snowshoeing, I’m out of breath, but feeling great. The neighbours dog accompanied me, and I enjoy his company, but he follows to closely and keeps treading on the back of the snowshoe, nearly tipping me over, I have to work on getting him to go ahead. The problem with that, for him, is that the snow was so deep today, that the trail was hard for him to find, but I think that we both had a good workout. I just got back from two days in Halifax, during this terrible weather we have just had, two hours to get into Dartmouth, and two hours from there to the VG. My dear wife was stuck in traffic with me, and she wasn’t handling it too well. I had an appointment which by this time I was already late for, she wanted me to get out of the car and get the attention of the vehicle next to us, which just happened to be a well known city counselor, and ask if I could use his phone to advise the person that I was to meet with, that I was stuck in traffic, I didn’t see that working out too well, so I didn’t. We finally reached our destination,1 hour late, but every one else was also 1 hour late, so everything worked out fine. It would be good if they could adjust the traffic lights on main arteries to stay green much longer in snowy, icy, weather, as by the time the lead car stops spinning their wheels and gets traction, the lights are already changing to red, causing a long backup of traffic. But the snow plough people did a great job, and we arrived home safe, and I was able to enjoy a wonderful Saturday morning hike through the woods, on my snowshoes.

Untill next time, The Old Goat.


Gourmet Cooking seems to be all the rage right now, and has been for a while. My wife always cooks supper, as she doesn’t appreciate my cooking skills. Before we met I survived on my own for appx 4 years, between leaving my parents home and getting married, so I feel that qualifies me as a good cook. The pleasure I get as the can opener cuts through the top of a can of heinz baked beans, and that aroma hits my nose, ahh, pure ambrosia, the food of the Gods, and canned spaghetti, or ravioli, these epicural delights are my reason for getting out of bed each day. I guess my wife just doesn’t appreciate the finer things in life. Another of my favorite foods is the triple cheeseburger, pure heaven. Have you ever experienced being hungry on a long car journey, and you see a hamburger joint, and the juices begin flowing. So you give in to the hunger and order your favorite burger and a coffee to go, there you are, driving along, and you smell that delicious food sitting by your side, you just can’t wait to be stopped at the next traffic light so that you can grab it and take that first bite. You are stopped; you quickly pick it up and peel back the wrapper, and are about to take the first bite, and the light changes. Your left hand is on the wheel, and in your right hand is that delicious, dripping, burger, and you can’t wait. You bite, and ohh that tastes so good, and the first thing to shoot out from the bun and land in your lap is the pickle, quickly followed by the slice of tomato. You can’t take your eyes off the road, and you can feel a hot gooey mess burning your fingers and chin. You need to wipe your hand and your chin, or in my case, my beard, so you put the burger down next to you, while still keeping your eyes on the road ahead, and blindly with your right hand you search for a napkin. You find one, and with your elbow steering the car, you wipe your hand and chin and try to locate the pickle and tomato. Luckily, another red light, so you quickly rearrange the burger in the wrapper, tidy things up a little, and off you go again. A third of the way through the burger you become thirsty, and want a sip of the boiling hot coffee that you have sitting in the cup holder, which thankfully you already opened the tab on the lid, so it shouldn’t be a problem. You hold the burger in your left hand, steering with your wrist, you pick up the large double double and bring it to your lips, and again you feel something dripping down your chin, only this time you are sure you are suffering third-degree burns. You eventually make it home, and the first order of business is to throw all of your clothes into the washing machine. Then you take a bath, and follow that by applying a soothing antiseptic cream to your chin and fingers, while thinking that tomorrow would be a good day to clean the inside of the car. Please do not do this while driving, this is definitely a no no in the defensive driving handbook, and it is very dangerous, and as the title of this story states, this was just a dream I had, just a delicious, painfull  dream.

untill next time, The Old Goat.


For you men who share life with a wife who has “Hot Flashes”, I have sympathy for you. It seems that my wife, whom I love dearly, has been going through menopause for the last 35 years. While I do sympathise with her for having to go through this period of her life, ” What about me “. We are a one car family, and travel together most of the time; I think that I deserve a medal for what I suffer through on a trip to town. Her fingers don’t leave the heat and fan controls, hot, then warm, then cold, direct the flow of air to her feet, then to her head, turn the fan to full speed, then to slow. I usually feel safe when she is driving the car, but when she is fiddling with the heat controls, that is her only concern, 100% concentration on the on the temperature, no matter we are heading for the ditch. While she is playing with the heat controls, I am opening and shutting the windows trying to maintain moderate weather conditions within the car. When I complain to her, she tells me that men go through menopause also, and that is the reason that I am opening and shutting the windows all the time, I can’t win. Our previous car had separate heat controls for either side of the car, I didn’t realise what I was giving up when we sold it. There is hope though, I read an article that said to take rhubarb pills for hot flashes, maybe I can sneak some into her food. I used to mix glucosomine  pills in with our dogs food, to help with his arthritis, so maybe I can do the same with her. But with her thinking that the problem is mine, and not hers, for all I know she is probably already slipping rhubarb pills into my food.

Until next time, The Old Goat.

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Dec 06

NSCC Sheet Harbour Area Continuing Care Assistant Program Information Session

Are you interested in working in the Health Care field as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)? LEA Place is working with Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital and NSCC to offer the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) training in the Sheet Harbour community.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity contact LEA Place at (902)885-2668 and your name to be added to our list. These names will then be contacted about attending an information session put on by NSCC in the winter 2015. Please feel free to pass this information to others who might be interested.

LEA Place Women’s Resource Centre in Sheet Harbour offers many programs. For info on these programs go to

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Dec 06

Annual Sheet Harbour Seaside Festival

Every year the  Sheet Harbour Lion’s Club holds its annual Seaside Festival in August. Community pride and fun includes a street parade followed by a supper at the Lion’s hall. There are also many other events and activities during this time.

See the list of events from 2014 by downloading the event list in PDF format by clicking here.

Bookmark this page and come back in 2015 to get information for next years Festival

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Dec 05

Online Store Retail Links

  1. Canadian Tire

  2. Costco

  3. Ebay Canada

  4. Ebay US

  5. Walmart

  6. Toys r Us

  7. Home Hardware

  8. Home Depot

  9. The Shopping Channel

  10. Princess Auto

  11. The Source

  12. New Egg –  computer and electronics

  13. Tiger Direct – computers and electronics

  14. Sears Outlet Site

  15. Staples

  16. Best Buy

  17. Future Shop

  18. Shaw Direct Satellite

  19. Bell Satellite TV


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Dec 05

Online Weather Links

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Dec 05

Online News Organizations

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Dec 05

RCMP Updates

RCMP Nova Scotia Traffic Services Road Safety – 2014
The RCMP is striving to ensure public safety on our highways by employing team enforcement strategies and awareness/education initiatives that focus on the main causal factors of crashes.
For the month of December, the RCMP focus is on –
Impaired Driving
– Operation Christmas
– MADD Red Ribbon
– Checkpoint 100

Investigations and Charges

RCMP seize firearms and lay several charges, Sheet Harbour, N.S. 2014-12-17 Halifax District RCMP charge two men after a search in Sheet Harbour.

On December 3rd, the Halifax District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) with the assistance of RCMP officers from Musquodoboit Harbour and Sheet Harbour, as well as Officers with the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) executed a search warrant at a home in Sheet Harbour.

A number of firearms (long guns), various types of ammunition, a quantity of marihuana, drug paraphernalia and proceeds of crime were seized. The list includes; a Mosin-Nagant rifle, two Lee-Enfield rifles, three bayonets, one SKS Simonov rifle with scope, packaging and ammunition for an assortment of guns, a quantity of marihuana, cash and scales.

Two men were arrested at the scene, aged 22 and 20, both are from Sheet Harbour. The 20-year-old male was charged with Possession of Marihuana and was released from police custody on an appearance notice.

Stephen James Power appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court last week and was released from custody. He will be back in Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 9th, 2015 to face the following charges:

Trafficking in Firearms
Careless use of a Firearm
Illegal Possession of Firearms x 3
Possession of a Firearm obtained by an Offence x 2
Unsafe Storage
Possession/purpose of trafficking of Firearm
Transfer Firearm without Authority
Possession of Firearm contrary to an Order x 3
Breach of Probation x 6
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Marihuana.
The 20-year-old man will appear in court at a later date. The investigation is continuing.

Reporting Scams and Frauds

If you have not lost any money and have not provided personal or financial information (relating to a fraud or scam), and you simply want to inform the appropriate organizations, report it to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501
If you received a fraudulent e-mail soliciting personal or financial information (phishing scam), you should also advise the financial institution or other agency whose name was used.
If you are a victim of fraud or if you unwittingly provided personal or financial information (identity fraud), follow the steps in our Victim Assistance Guide.
If you are a victim of fraud and it is not related to identity fraud, contact the police service of jurisdiction in your area.
Always report fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at  or by dialing 1-888-495-8501 or on-line by visiting the CAFC website.

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Dec 05

Crime Stoppers Updates

Investigators are asking anyone who might have seen suspicious activity in the area to contact them. People can contact the Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000.

RCMP investigate theft of all-terrain vehicle

December 12, 2014, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia . . . Sheet Harbour RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance for information on the theft of an all-terrain-vehicle.

An all-terrain-vehicle was stolen from a shed in the community of Moser River, Nova Scotia. Police believe the crime occurred between 6:00 p.m. Nov 7 and 9:00 a.m. Nov 10.

The all-terrain-vehicle is described as a blue Grizzley Yamaha, license place FR520.

People can contact the Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000.

RCMP investigate break and enters

December 12, 2014, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia . . . Sheet Harbour RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding a rash of Break Enter and Theft.

Sometime between Nov 8th to the 11th, 2014, three break & enters occurred within the Moser River area. The McMann House Museum Genealogy Centre was broken into where a black power box was stolen. The Moser River Park Hall and the Moser River Independent Baptist Church were also broken into. All three places are located in the same area.

People can contact the Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000.

RCMP investigate damage to property

December 12, 2014, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia . . . Sheet Harbour RCMP investigate a broken window of the school in Moser River.

Sometime between November 15th and November 18th, 2014 unknown person(s) smashed an exterior window of the Eastern Shore Consolidated School in Mosher River.

If you have information regarding this crime please call the Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, submit a Secure Web Tip at or by texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Sheet Harbour RCMP investigate truck damage

August 27, 2014, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia . . . During the evening of August 21st and early morning of August 22nd, the windshield of a truck was damaged while it was parked in the owner’s driveway on Church Point Road. The file remains under investigation.

RCMP investigate suspicious vehicle fire

August 27, 2014, Sober Island, Nova Scotia . . . Sheet Harbour RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance regarding a suspicious fire in a vehicle.

On Thursday, August 21st at 5:45 a.m., Sheet Harbour RCMP responded to a vehicle fire on Sober Island Road. Upon arrival, police and Halifax Fire and Emergency found a silver BMW parked in a driveway completely engulfed in flames. Preliminary investigation determined the cause of the fire to be suspicious. The file remains under investigation.

Jun 04, 2014, Sober Island ……Sheet Harbour RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding a Break Enter and Theft.

Sometime between the months of January and May 2014, a summer residence on Mozier Cove Road was broken into and items were stolen. Items taken were tools, a socket set, jerry can full of fuel, an air compressor and a chain saw.

March 10, 2014, Sheet Harbour,Nova Scotia ……RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding the theft of an All Terrain Vehicle.

Sometime overnight on Sunday 2014-03-10, a Red Honda 420 4X4 NS License EP889 was stolen from Church Point Road. The ATV has a red front windshield and black handlebar mittens.

Investigators are asking anyone who might have seen suspicious activity in the area to contact them. People can contact the Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000.

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Dec 05

Online Job Links & Resources

  1.  Job Bank

  2. Job Search Services


  4. Career Beacon

  5. Monster Job Site

  6. Employment Nova Scotia

  7. Nova Scotia Job Shop

  8. Workopolis

  9. Capital Health Jobs

  10. HRM Jobs

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