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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Quispamsis pleased with Bell-Aliant's involvement in the Q-Plex

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It's all smiles from Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll on the newest Q-Plex sponser.
Driscoll tells CHSJ News, the town is proud to have Bell Aliant involved in the facility.

Driscoll says it's fitting Bell Aliant get involved with the Q-Plex, because there are over 300 people who live in the area who work for the company.
Driscoll says this advancement in telecommunications is another example of the innovative ideas going into the Q-Plex.

Bell Aliant will handle all telecommunication needs for Q-Plex

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Another sponser for the Q-Plex is pushing it's capital campaign to it's 1 million dollar goal.
Bell Aliant is becoming the official telecommunications supplier for the facility, and Vice President of Customer Solutions Kelly Duplisis tells CHSJ News, it's going to be the most tech smart municipal facility in Atlantic Canada.

Duplisis says there will not be a better equipped facility, maybe in the country.
Bell Aliant is the fifth major partner to get involved in the Q-Plex, and has helped it reach it's goal of raising 1 million dollars. With more relationships in the works, the q-plex capital campaign is upping it's goal to 1.5 million dollars.

New Fire Chief and Deputy Chief Appointed in the K-V

There's a new Fire Chief appointed in the K-V.......The fire department's Board of Commissioners has selected Bill Ireland as the new chief replacing Larry Greer, who's retiring. Ireland has for the past year served as Divisional Chief of Fire Prevention and Training for the K-V Fire Department. He has over 15 years of experience and is pursuing a Bachelors of Fire and Safety Studies through the University of Victoria. The incoming Deputy Fire Chief is Dan McCoy who has been the Fire Chief in Grand Bay-Westfield since 1998 and was responsible for the Emergency Measures Organisation in the town. McCoy is replacing Deputy Chief Brian Jensen who's also retiring.

Hazardous Materials Unit Called To Highway One

A 45 gallon drum containing sodium hydrochloride, which is used as a industrial bleach, was discovered in a ditch yesterday afternoon along Highway One eastbound. District Fire Chief B-J MacDonald says the Hazardous Materials Unit was brought in to safely get rid of it. It was taken to an industrial site and disposed of.
Meantime, Fire officials believe the cause of yesterday morning's fatal fire which killed a 53 year old man at 120 Prince Street was accidental. The investigation continues to determine how he died.

$44.000 Scoreboard For Q-Plex

The town of Quispamsis is accepting the bid from Secor Athletic for the electronic scoreboard system for the Q-Plex. For just over $44 thousand dollars the company will install an O-E-S scoreboard system.
The town is also unveiling another sponsor this morning at 10 o'clock in the town hall.

Speed Limit On Meenans Cove Road To Be Examined

A concern from a District 6 bus driver may be resulting in a reduced speed limit for Meenans Cove Road.
Quispamsis Director of Engineering Gary Losier says staff is going to have to look into the traffic numbers and will also be asking Rothesay Regional Police for any data on the road.
Losier says once all the information is gathered, the town will try and reduce the speed limit from 60 km and hour, to 50 hm/hr. He says the plan is to have the lower limit in place by May. The bus driver also requested improving school bus stop signage in the area but Losier says that would be a band aid for the problem, and changing the limit it the fix.