Our final post…

Our final post…

Benny and Reed Holmes, editor and publisher of the Bedford Beacon.

Dear friends of the Bedford Beacon,

The time has come for us to say good bye to this wonderful site. Other family commitments have taken up our time and we are finding it difficult to provide the service we have been providing for the past three years.

We have met many wonderful people and made many new friends along the way, and you will never be forgotten (as we will run into each other around Bedford!)

Thank you to all our readers for your continued support and appreciation for the stories and updates covered by the Beacon. On this note we wish to invite anyone who is interested in taking over and running the Bedford Beacon to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cheers,

Benny Holmes...

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Police urge motorists to drive with caution

Police urge motorists to drive with caution With students returning to school next Wednesday, HRM Partners in Policing are asking motorists to drive with added caution.

Thousands of students will be returning to school which will mean additional pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the streets in HRM. Motorists are asked to drive with caution and allow for more time when travelling before, during and after school.

Motorists are reminded that there has been a change to the speed limit in school zones. Effective September 1, the speed limit will be reduced to 30 km/h in areas where the approaching limit is 50 km/h, when children are present (outdoors, within 30 metres of the roadway). By reducing your speed, you’ll have more time to react to the unexpected and avoid a dangerous incident. Slower is safer, as children are sometimes distracted and may forget to watch for cars.

Passing school buses in either direction when the red lights are flashing, regardless of the number of traffic lanes, not only puts people in danger, but is illegal and carries substantial fines. Please avoid shortcutting in and around school areas if possible. Obey posted signs as well as crossing guards’ directions, watch out for children crossing the street and remember that crosswalks are not always marked.

Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police ask that you do your part to make the streets safe for students as they head back to school....

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RCMP: use caution when approaching bus stops

RCMP: use caution when approaching bus stops Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding motorists to use extra caution when approaching school bus stops as children head back to school.

Early morning can be hectic and exciting for our children as they head back to school. While waiting for a bus, children will often start playing in the road. Furthermore, they may be distracted by their friends and may not be paying as much attention as they should to road safety. The Nova Scotia RCMP remind motorists to slow down and use caution when approaching school bus stops.

Remember, failing to yield to a school bus that has alternating red lights could result in a fine of $399.91 and six demerit points. More importantly, passing a school bus could result in the death or serious injury of a child.

Be safe and slow down to keep our children safe....

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These boys are ready for some football

These boys are ready for some football

The C.P. Allen Cheetahs (white jerseys) were back on the gridiron in the annual high school football jamboree in Burnside on Thursday night. Four teams, including Citidel High School (pictured), rotated and played each other in 10-minute mini games.

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Bedford man an avid participant in Parkinson SuperWalk

Bedford man an avid participant in Parkinson SuperWalk The Halifax/Bedford walk will take place in DeWolf Park, Bedford on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Born and raised in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and now living in Bedford,  Peter Davison was a man living life to the fullest – a motivational speaker, adventurer, high-altitude trekker and marathon runner – so it came as a shock when he started having difficulty with simple tasks such as brushing his teeth or writing his name. At the age of 45, Peter was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease that causes tremor, slowness, stiffness, balance problems and rigidity of the muscles.

Peter has kept his zest for life and has thrown himself into advocacy, taking advantage of any opportunity to educate others about Parkinson’s and becoming a regular speaker for Parkinson Society Maritime Region on the topic of living well with Parkinson’s.

Early in his diagnosis, Peter realized the value of connecting with other people living with young onset Parkinson’s and he encourages people across the country to take advantage of support groups and services provided by Parkinson Society Canada which allow people to talk about their own experiences and learn from others.

Peter is an avid participant in Parkinson SuperWalk to help raise money for the valuable education, resources, support services and research funded by Parkinson Society Canada. This year, Peter will be joined by his extended family, as well as his wife, three and a half year old daughter and 18 month old son.

It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease across the country. On September 8th-9th, 14,000 volunteers and participants in 95 different communities across Canada will participate in Parkinson Society Canada’s 22nd annual Parkinson SuperWalk, walking together to raise $3 million nationwide.

The Halifax/Bedford walk will take place in DeWolf Park, Bedford on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Information for the walk can be found by going here: www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca....

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Holy mackerel!

Holy mackerel!

Friendly seals like this one have been joining the growing number of mackerel fishermen angling along the jetties at DeWolf Park.

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