Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards – Finalists announced

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LQBEA Nominees,

Thank you to all the businesses who made submissions for the Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards (LQBEA). The three finalists for each category have been selected and are listed below (Finalists from Queens listed in bold).

The selection committee had a very difficult task to choose three finalists from so many great submissions and it is exciting to know that Lunenburg Queens has such a vibrant business community!

Tickets for the awards banquet, to be held February 17th, 2015 at the Best Western Bridgewater, can be purchased at . This is a great opportunity to celebrate the businesses of Lunenburg Queens and enjoy an evening with old and new friends.

All the best in business to everyone and we forward to seeing you on February 17th!

LQBEA Finalists 2014


  • Peasant’s Pantry
  • The Galley Restaurant
  • The Blarney Stone


  • QSE Consulting
  • Van Dyk’s Juices
  • Deja Vu Labs


  • Bear Cove Resources
  • Tyler Hayden
  • River Bank Grocer and Café


  • BMI
  • L&B Electric
  • HRS Industries


  • Ocean View Garden Center
  • Speed Eco
  • Spincount


  • Liverpool Flowers Gifts and Such
  • Port Grocer
  • Whynot Adventures


On behalf of the LQBEA committee,

Cathie Pincombe,
Executive Director
South Queens Chamber of Commerce
902 350 1826

Response from Major Clarke: Tendering Process for Town Hall Reno

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Read letter to South Queens Chamber from Major Clarke, regarding our letter expressing concerns over the lack of tendering for the renovation work on the old Town Hall.

November 5 2014
Robin Anthony President
South Queens Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1378
Liverpool NS BOT 1K0

Dear Robin,

Thank you for your letter of October 31 2014 with regard to contracting out the work at the Town Hall.

The Region’s decision to carry out the work with its own employees should not in any way be interpreted as casting any kind of aspersion on our local contractors nor local tradespersons. We are well aware that we are fortunate to have some very competent contractors in our area and some very good skilled trades personnel.

The discussion concerning the Municipal gsovernment decision to maintain a Works Department and to do a significant amount of work with its own crews has been ongoing for years Time has shown that it is more effective and efficient to use our workforce.

In the case of the Town Hall the only practical way to have contracted out the work involved would have been on a cost plus basis With the many unknowns that inevitably arise in modifying a heritage building it would have been very difficult to budget the work on this basis.


Christopher Clarke

c Region of Queens Municipality Council
Kathleen Rafuse CAO
Brad Rowter Director of Engineering Works

Download Letter in PDF format: Letter from Major Clarke

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