Sunday, October 31, 2010

Open for Business

Grand opening is Nov. 4th at Mark's and Canadian Tire. I dropped in on Saturday, it's a fine improvement over the cramped former store. And the Mark's store is a positive addition to the west side retail establishment. Still some work to do to the exterior, and the gas bar is just a shell, but it's looking good.

Kids today!

A robot was on the loose yesterday around the T4G building.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Canadian Tire - Not ready yet

Still lots of work to do on the outside - the parking lot doesn't appear to be ready, and work still happening on lighting and exterior of store. I see a "Mark's" sign, that'll make some folks happy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Old Canadian Tire / New CanadianTire

The Canadian Tire on Fairville Blvd. was demolished today. On the left of this picture is the new store, opening this week.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Summer of our Road Discontent

It's been a long summer and fall with road work happening around the west side. I took a drive along the Westfield Road on the weekend. The long-needed and hard fought campaign to upgrade the road and install sidewalks continued this summer.   Pretty rough going as the photo illustrates.

So, with the Westfield Road, Dever Road, Church Street, Main Street, Lancaster Avenue and the Harbour Bridge,  to name a few - all on the receiving end of taxpayers' hard work, it's a wonder any westsiders bothered to attempt the frustration of a trip over the bridge into town. 
(But I still want nice roads)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Canadian Tire Fairville Blvd. & Dave's No Frills

Work is really moving along quickly on the new Canadian Tire on Fairville Blvd. On the weekend a staff person told me the grand opening is scheduled for October 28. The new store will include a Mark's Work Wearhouse; I had heard that rumor but it had not had it confirmed.
A new gas bar is part of the reconstruction, here is a picture of what remains of the old gas bar.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It happens every year

I saw a poster recently announcing the 6th annual Lancaster Santa Parade, November 27, 1pm. Looks like some elves have been busy preparing for this great show of local community pride.
I guess I had better make my list...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Stonehammer - First Global Geopark in North America- that's solid!

I received a news release from Stonehammer / NB Museum today announcing that the bid by the local Stonhammer Geopark committee has been accepted. Well done all!  Good news for southern NB tourism.