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Provincial funding for "state-of-the-art" medical clinic announced

300% of original commitment by McNeil government

ER closures to continue?

A much-needed new clinic for Shelburne-area residents will soon enter the final stages of development, according to an announcement in Shelburne Friday.

$2 million Shelburne Medical Clinic announcement expected Friday

Politicians in Shelburne County have apparently received an invitation to an announcement Friday by Premier Stephen McNeil about the status of the proposed Shelburne Medical Centre.

The news release from the Health Department referred to the announcement of a "Medical Clinic", and government sources say that the announcement will be for an up-graded clinic, but will not include plans discussed over the past months for a Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Shelburne.

Last Hootenanny Friday

The five-year run of the Friday Night Hootenanny at the Sea Dog comes to a close Friday, August 28 with a show by Kathy & Greg Bennett.

The Open Mic series hosted by Nigel D'Eon on the first Friday of each month will continue, with the only change being there will be no cover charge.

Harper's careless wild salmon play

 “I realize it was a mistake, but it expresses the carelessness of this government toward Pacific salmon. It reeks of the Conservatives supporting Atlantic salmon. It was a Freudian slip … when you say what you actually think.”

Bennetts return to Friday hoot

As a follow-up to their previous successful shows at the Sea Dog, Greg and Kathy Bennett promise to satisfy the folk, rock and country soul of anyone at their Hootenanny show at the Sea Dog on Friday, August 28.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Ad Hoc Arts Collective in Shelburne is planning a day-long "Raku on the Waterfront" event on Sunday, August 23 starting at 9:00am and lasting all day.

The group will install a raku ceramics kiln on the waterfront in Shelburne and will commence to fire the kiln several times during the day.

Ceramic artists from throughout Shelburne County will participate, firing one of more pieces in the traditional Japanese ceramic style.

Originally, Raku was reserved for fairly porous vessels, which result from low firing temperatures; lead glazes; and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. In the traditional Japanese process, the fired raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air.

The familiar technique of placing the ceramic ware in a container filled with combustible material, was introduced by ceramic artist Paul Soldner, and Raku techniques have been modified by contemporary potters worldwide.

The Raku pieces on Sunday will be immersed in marsh hay, sea weed, eel grass and other combustibles.

The public is encouraged to visit the Waterfront and observe the production. During bthe day, visitors will see:

  • installation of kiln
  • artists glazing ceramic pieces
  • preparation of organic combustibles
  • propane firing offirling kiln to white-hot level
  • removal of pieces and immersion in organics
  • repeat as needed


The event is sponsored by Art Studio 138 on Water Street in Shelburne.

The Ad Hoc Arts event can be viewed on SATV (Shelburne Arts Television, or Harbour Web Cam): 




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