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Action team makes progress on collaborative health centre plan

Hope is to attract and retain doctors for Bridgewater area
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BRIDGEWATER — If you build it, they will come.

That’s pretty much the philosophy of a new action team dedicated to helping recruit and retain doctors in the Bridgewater area by establishing a collaborative health centre.

“The building is the magnet,” said Dr. Peter Vaughan of South Shore Health in an interview earlier this year.

“If you look at the communities that have been successful in recruiting and retaining physicians, they have developed their own … community health centres. That’s the missing ingredient in this community.”

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BDA Welcomes new Collaborative Health Centre Action Team

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The Bridgewater Development Association (BDA) has formed a new Action Team ‘The Collaborative Health Centre (CHC) Action Team.

“It is through Action Teams like this that the BDA carries out its work,” said Michelle Crouse, Chair of the Bridgewater Development Association. “I am encouraged by the work this team has done already and look forward to seeing results.”

The purpose of the Collaborative Health Centre Action Team is to work closely with community groups toward creating a Health Centre in the Bridgewater area.  The Action Team includes representatives from the business community, BDA Board of Directors, municipal government, physicians, and South Shore Health. A Collaborative Health Centre will provide space and technology for doctors and other health practitioners to deliver comprehensive health care services to a larger population.  It will give doctors and other health care professionals a means to work as a team with others.  Having a Collaborative Health Centre would be a great drawing card to attract doctors and other health care professionals to the area.

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Showcase Bridgewater day – a Success!

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Sparking business initiative in Bridgewater
February 24, 2012
Sparking business initiative in Bridgewater
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Calling all Site Selectors, Developers, Investors and Business Entrepreneurs to a Showcase Day in Bridgewater


The Bridgewater Showcase offers our guests a chance to meet the Economic Development Partners, Mayor and Town Planners and a team of Bridgewater’s business leaders over the course of a day.

The day’s itinerary covers several in-house presentations and a coach tour of residential development and recreational development including an on-foot look at the proposed Marina site on the LaHave River, the growing development of Generations Active Park and the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC).

The tour continues on to look at business opportunities on Bridgewater’s riverfront King Street and an overview of the Bridgewater Business Park and property primed for development near to the multi-million LCLC site.

A chance to network with fellow participants over a unique locally-sourced organic lunch and enjoy the surrounding scenery of Bridgewater provides a welcome break in the day.

The Bridgewater Development Association is planning the next Showcase Day for a date in September 2012. Site Selectors, Developers, Investors, Business Entrepreneurs are welcome to join the Showcase Day.

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Ida Scott Receives Business Retention and Expansion Professional Designation

ida-bre-plaqueIn 2004, Ida Scott took Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) courses and achieved a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Consultant designation.  She is presently into her second term on the BREI Board and in 2007, the Bridgewater Development Association received a BREI Award of Excellence for its Business Retention and Expansion program.

In May 2011, while attending a BREI conference in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, Ida received the Business Retention and Expansion Professional designation from BREI.

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Bridgewater’s Growth is News Worthy!

smart-growth-for-bridgewaterBridgewater featured in Expansion Solutions Magazine as a community that celebrates daily progress and development.

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The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is a reality!

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PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release by the Lunenburg County Multi Purpose Centre Board of Directors

The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is a reality!  The Centre will be constructed on Wentzell Drive in the Bridgewater Industrial Park at a capital cost of approximately $32M.

Today in the office of Paul Belliveau, Chairman of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, Mayor Carroll Publicover, Town of Bridgewater and Mayor Don Downe, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg announced with pride that an agreement had been worked out for their share of the funding for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

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Grow Bridgewater Press Release

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Community celebrates daily progress and development

The explosive amount of growth in Bridgewater could make you wonder whether there is some magical ingredient in the water that would explain the town’s popularity. The truth about what’s happening in this booming community may be less whimsical, but it’s certainly just as astonishing and captivating.

The facts about Bridgewater’s growth speak for themselves.

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BPAS - Press Release

UPDATE – The Bridgewater Development Association was instrumental in the founding of the Bridgewater Performing Arts Society which is now the Bridgewater and Area Performing Arts Society. For information on the Society as well as upcoming events and volunteering opportunities, please visit their website at www.bapas.ca.


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BPAS Bridgewater Performing Arts Group to hold Performances at Empire Theatres Studio 7 in Bridgewater.

Mayor Carroll Publicover has announced a business relationship between a newly established Performing Arts group in Bridgewater with Empire Theatres Studio 7. The Performing Arts group was formed to help create a venue for live performances in Bridgewater. Empire Theatre will provide use of one of its auditoriums to the Performing Arts Group for live performances as scheduling permits. Empire Theatres, is an excellent venue to showcase a variety of talent. The theatre has comfortable seating, great acoustics and provides a lobby and refreshments area to enhance services to people attending live music and theatre performances.

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA GETS SHOVELS IN THE GROUND IN BRIDGEWATER

The Government of Canada is investing more than $400,000 in the revitalization of downtown Bridgewater under Canada’s Economic Action Plan. The announcement was made today by Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway.

“The Government of Canada is providing timely, targeted stimulus to communities all along the South Shore by supporting the upgrade and renewal of community facilities,” said Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s. “Our Government’s Economic Action Plan is stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and supporting communities hit hardest by the global economic slowdown.”

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A Giant Leap Forward….. for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

lclc_logoA Giant Leap Forward! The long awaited Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) will become a reality.

This great announcement today by the Government of Canada provides a major funding contribution of $10,350,000 which ensures that this multipurpose centre will provide a foundation for health, wellness, culture, recreation, competitive sport, social, economic and educational opportunities in Lunenburg County.

“This is a proud day for the volunteer board of directors and resource team members who have worked tirelessly, always with a positive outlook, to see the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre built in the county”, said Paul Belliveau, Chair, Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre Society Board of Directors.

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Welcome to Bridgewater

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Attention Developers

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Prime commercial and residential real estate available in the Town of Bridgewater.

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Aerial Photos for Sale

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High resolution aerial photographs are now available for purchase through the BDA. Proceeds to support our initiatives!

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